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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.
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