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|Writing system||Dohron Abuguida|
|Official language in||Dohria|
Dohron is part of the Macro-Vajusan language family. It is one of the most divergent languages, as it split off (along with Deinau) from the main branch of the family very early on. The words are very similar to Deinau.
The language is mostly CV syllables only, apart from PF (plosive-fricative) or FP clusters (the only ones allowed). This, along with the retroflex series and abuguida script, gives the language a very south-west Asian, somewhat Indian-y feel.
|Nasal||m||n||ɳ <n> *||ŋ <n> **|
|Plosive||p b||t tʰ <d t>||ʈ ʈʰ <đ ŧ>||k g|
|Fricative|| s sʰ
||ʂ ʂʰ <z zh>|
|Open||a *||ɒ <o>|
- inherent vowel in abuguida script
General syllable structure is (C)(C)V(C).
CV syllables are the most common as the language is written with an abuguida. A consonant with optional schwa ( /kᵊ/ <ka> "of") counts as a CV syllable.
V syllables are allowed but rare. They can be standalone words ( /o/, "but") or appear as CV-V dipthongs ( /siusu/ "drunk").
VC syllables are not permittted. CVC is CV-C or CVC and never C-VC. VCV is V-CV and never VC-V. CVVC is always CVV̯-C and never CV-V̩C.
CVC syllables are permitted but rare.
The only CC clusters permitted are on syllable boundaries ( /pas.kᵊ/ <pask> "happy") or word-initial 'coronal stop + coronal fricative' clusters ( /tshi/ "lemon").
The Dohron script is official and widespread, however Deinau and variants of the Tnaaq script are often used alongside in the south of the country. In our universe, there is a straightforwards transliteraltion system based on the Deinau one.