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Raniatha
Ρανιαδά
Type fusional
Alignment tripartite
Head direction final
Tonal No
Declensions Yes
Conjugations Yes
Genders No
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Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
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PhonologyEdit

VowelsEdit

MonophthongsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i (y) u
Near-close (ɪ ʏ) (ʊ)
Close-mid e o
Mid (ə)
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a
  • All close vowels /i y u/ have near-close allophones [ɪ ʏ ʊ] in closed syllables
  • The vowel /y/ only appears in Greek loan words or names
  • The open-mid vowels /ɛ ɔ/ can only be distinguished from the close-mid vowels /e o/ in closed syllables - in open syllables, they are pronounced [e o]
  • Unstressed [e] (from both /ɛ/ and /e/) can be reduced to the schwa [ə]. This often happens in syllables directly after a stressed syllable or in grammatical endings

DiphthongsEdit

[ɪ̯] [ʊ̯]
[a] [aɪ̯] [aʊ̯]
[e] [eɪ̯] -
[o] - [oʊ̯]

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Coronal Dorsal Laryngeal
Nasal m* n (ŋ)
Plosive (pʰ) p (tʰ) t (kʰ) k
Fricative v ð s z x (ç) (ʝ) (h)
Approximant l j
Trill r
  • The nasal /n/ is pronounced [m] before /p/ and [ŋ] before /k/
  • /m/ only appears in Greek loan words or names
  • All plosives /p t k/ are aspirated in the beginning of a syllable [pʰ tʰ kʰ]
  • The fricative /x/ is pronounced [ç] after front vowels and [h] in the beginning of a syllable
  • All consonants can be geminated
  • The geminated form of /j/ is usually pronounced [ʝ:]

PhonotacticsEdit

Syllables are (C₁C₂)V(C).

StressEdit

The primary stress is on the last syllable of a word stem.

OrthographyEdit

AlphabetEdit

Name Pronunciation Phoneme
Α α Άλπα ['al.pa] /a/
Β β Βήτα ['vɛ.ta] /v/
Γ γ Γάμμα ['jam.ma] /j/
Δ δ Δέλτα ['ðel.ta] /ð/
Ε ε Έπσιλον ['e.psi.lon] /e/
Ζ ζ Ζήτα ['zɛ.ta] /z/
Η η Έτα ['e.ta] /ɛ/
Ι ι Ιότα [i.'o.ta] /i/
Κ κ Κάππα ['kap.pa] /k/
Λ λ Λάμδα ['lam.ða] /l/
Μ μ Μυ [my] /m/
Ν ν Νυ [ny] /n/
Ο ο Όμικρον ['o.mi.kron] /o/
Π π Πι [pi] /p/
Ρ ρ Ρω [ro] /r/
Σ σ/ς Σίκμα ['sik.ma] /s/
Τ τ Ταυ [taʊ̯] /t/
Υ υ Ύπσιλον ['y.psi.lon] /y/ or /u/
Χ χ Χι [hi] /x/
Ω ω Ομέγα [o.'me.ga] /ɔ/

MultigraphsEdit

Phoneme
αι /aɪ̯/
αυ /aʊ̯/
ει /eɪ̯/
ου /oʊ̯/

PunctuationEdit

  • An acute accent is used to mark the stressed syllable - for monosyllabic words, this is optional
  • An apostrophy is used between the letters in the multigraphs when they actually represent a hiatus

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