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Standard Nathani [SNN]
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Standard Nathani
Nathāni
[naθa:ni]
Registered by AkirivanV on 3 August 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Standard Nathani The main language spoken on Nathon. It evolved from Proto-Nathani, and developed an extensive inflection system.
Nouns decline through nine cases, in three different declensions, depending on their gender, which is determined by the nominative's ending. Adjectives decline in much the same way.
Verbs have four moods, over eight tenses, two voices. There are two different conjugation paradigms. They are very similar in some of their forms.
The preferred word order is SOV, but thanks to it being heavily inflected, the order can be altered a great deal.
Sample of Standard Nathani[view] Raûn pasanyāĉi mu lan xētenyāsi pasamēbec, zû bülēẑanoc paûshedhāni, zen bülēẑanoc paûshemēbec shinduri, vu shu pasari.

I would have gone to where I should have gone, had I had the time, but I couldn't have had the time, so I didn't go.
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Language family relationships
Language treeMezi-Nathani
 ⤷  Proto-Nathani
  ⤷  Standard Nathani
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
Labio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m     n nʲ       [ŋ]1  
Plosive p b     t d       k g ʔ
Fricative   f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ     x h
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ t͡ɕ d͡ʑ      
Lateral approximant       l          
Approximant             w    
Trill       r2          
Flap       ɾ3          
  1. Assimilates to a following velar consonant, allophone of /n/
  2. Only happens word-initial
  3. Never happens word-initial
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: y ʉ1 u u:
Close-mid e   o o:
Mid   [ə]2  
Open-mid ɛ:    
Open a a:    
Polyphthongs ou ai
  1. Rarely appears on its own, it usually happens in the dipththong /aʉ/.
  2. Word-final, allophone of /e/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Standard Nathani. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Standard NathaniOrthography
'/ʔ/Aa/a/Ẑẑ/t͡ɕ/Ûû/ʉ/1Üü/y/Bb/b/Cc/k/Dd/d/DH dh/ð/Ee/e/, [ə]2
Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/i/Jj/ʒ/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ŋ]3NY ny/nʲ/Oo/o/
Pp/p/Rr/r/4, /ɾ/5Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/TH th/θ/Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/x/
Zz/z/Ōō/o:/Ūū/u:/Āā/a:/Ĉĉ/t͡ʃ/Ēē/ɛ:/Ĝĝ/d͡ʒ/Īī/i:/Ĵĵ/d͡ʑ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Rarely appears on its own, it usually happens in the dipththong /aʉ/.
  2. Word-final
  3. Assimilates to a following velar consonant
  4. Only happens word-initial
  5. Never happens word-initial
Typological information for Standard Nathani

Primary word orderSOV
Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
GendersMasculine/Feminine/Neuter
Morphological typologyFusional
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative

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