cws
Greetings Guest
home > profile > view_language
Town Speech(aka. Urban Basanawa) [UBS]
38▲ 38 ▼ 0
LotM Winner Typology Functional 8,109 words
[view flag info]
Town Speech(aka. Urban Basanawa)
町語
[bʊrxsprɑ:k]
Registered by NepgearPurpleSis on 26 November 2014
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Town Speech(aka. Urban Basanawa) Urban Basanawa is a Low German dialect with a lot of Japanese influences and influences from other languages. The speakers of Urban Basanawa are ethnically East Asians that are mostly of Japanese descendant, they lived among people who speak a Germanic language and struggled to keep their culture while they received a lot of foreign influences, and although they managed to keep their own identity, they failed to revive Japanese as the everyday language, which created Urban Basanawa.

Features:

- Urban Basanawa is a Low German language closely related to certain Dutch and Low Saxon dialects.
- The basic word order is SVO, with preverbal negations and prepositions, Germanic V2 order has been lost
- An initial question particle, rather than the subject–verb inversion, is used to form yes-no questions.
- Generally right-branching but is basically left-branching in nominal phrases
- The grammar is largely analytic: no adjective declensions, nominal cases, although nouns have plural forms and verbs conjugate according to tense and person.
- The plural form of most nouns are formed by adding -/(ə)s/(written -す) to the endings of them, but there's still a considerable amount of nouns whose plural formes are formed by adding -/(ə)n/(written -ん) to the endings of them.
- an invariant relativizer rather than interrogative pronouns is used to form relative clauses.
- Urban Basanawa has a profound East Asian influence and is written in a Japanese-derived writing system and it tends to use more Kandji(漢字) compared to modern Standard Japanese.
- Urban Basanawa has many loanwords from Japanese, a Lechitic Slavic language, Malay-Indonesian, Ainu, Nivkh, English, etc., and uses Sino-Xenic vocabulary from Japanese as academic vocabulary to express complex ideas; while the grammatical structure, functional words and words for everyday life are still largely Germanic.
Sample of Town Speech(aka. Urban Basanawa)[view] 彼処わあらん偉大な社会すだとね使ううたん輪す、然く彼処わあらん無ん社会すだとね語おる゚だん物語がす。

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.
[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
食中毒nfood poisoning
流星nshooting star
電磁波nelectromagnetic radiation
Language family relationships
Language treeGermanic
 ⤷ Proto-Germanic
  ⤷ West Germanic
   ⤷ Old Saxon
    ⤷ Middle Low German
     ⤷  Plattdytch
      ⤷  Town Speech(aka. Urban Basanawa)
[view] About GermanicThe Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Western and Northern Europe. Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approxima...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n       [ŋ]1  
Plosive p b   t d       k g  
Fricative   f [v]2 s z3 ʃ [ç]4   x [h]5
Affricate     (t͡s) t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant     ɹ   j w    
Trill     [r]6          
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /f/
  3. allophone of /s/ in native germanic words, but an independent phoneme in words from other languages
  4. allophone of /x/
  5. allophone of /x/
  6. allophone of /ɹ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i:       u:
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ  
Mid e̞:   ə   o̞:
Open-mid ɛ       ɔ
Open     ä   ɑ:
Polyphthongs ai au oi iu
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
LotM - Mar 17: Town Speech(aka. Urban Basanawa)
Spring is almost here, and so is our new language of the mon...
01-Mar-17 14:25
schwa insertion rule 13-Jan-17 16:17
Typological information for Town Speech(aka. Urban Basanawa)

Morphosyntactic alignmentNeutral
Primary word orderSVO
Primary writing systemKana/Kanji/Hanzi

▼ More information ⇋ Compare
privacy | FAQs | rules | statistics | graphs | donate | api (indev)
Viewing CWS in: English | Time now is 29-Apr-17 23:11