Proto-Paroan language

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Proto-Paroan is the reconstructed proto-language for the Paroan language family.

Proto-Paroan
RegionParshita
Native speakersextinct  (3000 BCE)
Language family
Paroan
  • Proto-Paroan
CWS codeedb

Phonology

Consonants

Proto-Paroan is reconstructed as having a relatively average consonant inventory, with a notable set of affricates.

Bilabial Alveolar Post-Alveolar Velar
Nasal m n nʲ
Stop p pʰ t tʰ tʲ tʲʰ k kʰ
Affricate p͡f t͡s t͡ʃ k͡x
Fricative s ʃ
Trill r

Vowels

Proto-Paroan's vowel inventory is likewise reconstructed to be quite average, consisting of the standard five cardinal vowels.

Front Central Back
High i u
Mid
Low a