Breuterian language

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Breutrgyotsikian
Language family
Atsiq
  • Breutrgyotsikian
Early forms:
Proto-Atsiq
  • Breutrgyotsikian
Dialects Dolphinian
Official status
Official language in Breutrgyotsikia
Regulated by Agency For The Recognition Of Language
CWS code ATS

Background

Phonology

Consonants

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m n (ɳ) ɲ ŋ
Plosive p t c k (q) (ʔ)
Fricative ɸ (f) s (ʃ) ç x (χ) (h)
Affricate (t͡ɬ)
Approximant ʋ (ɻ) j w
Trill (ʙ) (r)
Flap or tap (ɾ)
Lateral fric. (ɬ)
Lateral app. l
Lateral flap

Vowels

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i u
Near-close
Close-mid e o
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open a ɒ

Phonotactics

Breutrgyotsikian syllable structure ranges from a simple V to CVVCC, with the commonest being CVC or CV. Any form of CVVCC with some letters missing is permissible as long as it has a vowel. Syllables more complicated than CVVCC are only found in loanwords. Null onset is not permitted at the start of a word, so a /j/ is inserted before the word, but not written. Vowel harmony dictates that two vowels in one syllable must be of the same type (front or back). Nuclei must be vowels. Plosives are not permitted as codas if the syllable has only one vowel and the initial consonant is a plosive, the same applies for nasal stops. r, y, and w cannot be codas by themselves. All permissible double-consonant codas are made up of a stop followed by a fricative or lateral approximant.

Orthography

Grammar

Morphology

Syntax