Mänean

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Mänean
Classical Mänean, Mikomäne Mänean
Mäne
Pronunciation/mæne/
Regionall across Mänea, but especially in Mikomäne
Language family
Ngerupic
  • Mänean
Early forms:
Wa Ñi
CWS code

Mänean is a dialect continuum spoken in Mänea. This article will focus on the standard language (AKA Mikomäne Mänean).

Classification

History

Phonology

Mänean is characterized by a strange phonology with only two phonemic stops and the omnipresent /æ/.


Phonemes

Labial Coronal Palatal Velar/Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive t k
Fricative f, v s, ð ʃ h, ɣ
Approximant w l j
Rhotic ɾ
Front Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open æ a

Phonotactics

Morphology and syntax

Vocabulary

Writing and literature