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Gelun
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Gelun

Classification and DialectsEdit

Gelun (Gelun: Ineġffoff) is spoken on Tihaanja in the jungles by the native peoples. It has around 300 speakers left. There are three main dialects:Kaa Wen, Frin Vlo, and Turmenjan. 

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Plosive p   b    d k   g
Fricative

z   dz

tʃ   dʒ

Affricate f x
Approximant ð   θ    j h
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app. l
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High i
Near-high ɪ
High-mid o
Mid
Low-mid ɛ
Near-low
Low a ɒ

PhonotacticsEdit

Ñ is never at the end of a word. Θ is never before or after Δ. There are never any silent letters, like there are in English. Vowels are never doubled, except for aa, which is pronounced /ɒ/, while just a is pronounced /a/. When z is doubled, it is pronounced /s/. When f is doubled, it is pronounced /v/. When d is doubled, it is pronounced /t/. R, U and W do not exist in Gelun. Ŋ is never at the beginning of a word.     

Writing SystemEdit

Letter Aa, (AAaa) Bb

ĊċEdit

Dd

△ δEdit

Ee Ff Gg

ĠġEdit

Hh Qq

Q̇q̇Edit

Sound /a/, /ɒ/ /b/ /t͡ʃ/ /d/ /ð/ /ɛ/, /i/ /f/ /g/ /dʒ/ /h/ /k'/ /x/
Letter I i Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Ññ

ŊŋEdit

Oo Pp Θθ Zz

Sound

/ɪ/, /i/, /aɪ/ /j/ /k/ /l/ /m/ /n/ /ɲ/ /ŋ/ /o/, /ɒ/ /p/ /θ/ /z/

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

In Gelun, there is masculine and feminine. For example, the word ffenif(f) (friend) is written ffeniff in masculine, but in feminine, it's ffenif. 

VerbsEdit

Past tense words are always longer than their root words. For example: ñaaplo is run, ñaaploq is ran. 

SyntaxEdit

The order of words in a simple sentence (in English) is: noun –> past tense verb –> adverb –> adjective (for example: The boy ran extremely fast). In Gelun the order is the same. 

LexiconEdit

Nohelepaa

call

Ffoñoġ

fear

Ni

tortoise

Aθddozz

wear

Ginddenpraa

subway

Ċeniθo

welcome

Ddinipikind

significant

Zziŋmoff

rush

Ñoġ Migffaa

briefcase

△edijaa

porcupine

Θono

odd



Example textEdit

Poñoq ffeff zziŋmoffel hobzziq̇ hiff ddaañaan neqδo jiff naa ffiġddezz elbaa ddoz aaŋ jiff naa q̇aanddelo ddfaa iñojop ddiŋġimo.

Translation: The man rushed to his work because he was late and he wanted to be on time. 

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