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Tarueb
Taruveb-kon
Type Agglutinative with fusional elements
Alignment Ergative-absolutive
Head direction Head-final
Tonal No
Declensions Yes
Conjugations Yes
Genders No
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
Meta-information
Progress 17%
Statistics
Nouns 48%
Verbs 10%
Adjectives 22%
Syntax 1%
Words 30 of 1000
Creator Liah21

Tarueb — natively Taruveb-kon or kon pš' Taruvebuš — is a Cis-Tahianshima language spoken by 3.5 million people mostly in Taruebus (Tar.: Taruvebuš), a country in Southwestern Évandor, on the planet of Calémere.

It is the most spoken among the Taruebic languages and the second most-spoken of the Cis-Tahianshima family (albeit dwarfed by Laceyiam). It is also the second earliest attested Cis-Tahianshima languages, in the form of Old Tarueb starting from about 1000 years ago, the period of the Taruebic invasions. Old Tarueb is pretty close to Modern Tarueb phonologically, with morphology being the area with the most changes.

Classification and DialectsEdit

Tarueb is a Cis-Tahianshima language and more specifically one of the Taruebic languages, along with Antloric, Trongic, and Zguk (which is mutually intelligible with Tarueb due to Old Tarueb being both languages' latest common ancestor).

The proto-Taruebic speakers (more specifically proto-Taruebo-Pakpatic) migrated east through all of the Great Ocean and eventually reached first northwestern Védren - where the Pakpatic languages developed - and then northwards in order to reach southwestern Evandor, when then the Taruebic languages developed. Taruebic languages have thus some features in common with the Pakpatic languages, but also many with Laceyiam on the other side of the planet, due to these languages all having migrated while the other two branches - Mid-Oceanic and Upper Oceanic - all had closer contacts for more time.

Taruebic languages as a whole have changed many features of the original Proto-Cis-Tahianshima language (PCT), especially as sound changes, and particularly the extensive syncope of Proto-Taruebic (PTar), enormously modified words — as shown by cognate sets like PCT *gʷe₂gŋos (grass) > Laceyiam gėlah, Ke'inuan (Mid-Oceanic) pako, Tarueb kwik; or PCT *bo₁jdoti-seg (very good; better) > Laceyiam baidatisė, Tarueb ftöš (and Antloric pitós).

Taruebic languages also lost most of the fusional inflections of PCT (which however already was quite agglutinative), moving towards an agglutinative pattern, even though with many fusional elements.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Labiovelar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k (g)
Fricative f v θ s ʃ ʒ x h
Affricate t͡s t͡ʃ
Approximant j
Trill r
Lateral app. l

VowelsEdit

Front Back
High i y u
Near-high
High-mid e ø o
Mid
Low-mid [ɛ œ] [ɔ]
Near-low
Low ɑ

PhonotacticsEdit

Writing SystemEdit

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Sound
Letter
Sound
Letter
Sound

GrammarEdit

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