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'''Ciêng''' (''KEE-əng''; natively: /kīəŋ/, [[Windermere]]: ''Cieng'') is a tonal [[Ashanic languages|Ashanic]] language spoken in Tumhan, inspired by Vietnamese, English and Welsh. ("What if Vietnamese were rhotic?") It is closely related to [[Windermere/Classical|Classical Windermere]] but is not a direct descendant of it.
 
'''Ciêng''' (''KEE-əng''; natively: /kīəŋ/, [[Windermere]]: ''Cieng'') is a tonal [[Ashanic languages|Ashanic]] language spoken in Tumhan, inspired by Vietnamese, English and Welsh. ("What if Vietnamese were rhotic?") It is closely related to [[Windermere/Classical|Classical Windermere]] but is not a direct descendant of it.
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Numbers: thon, rhã, ziêu, chôi, mượr, tảy
 
Numbers: thon, rhã, ziêu, chôi, mượr, tảy

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Ciêng (KEE-əng; natively: /kīəŋ/, Windermere: Cieng) is a tonal Ashanic language spoken in Tumhan, inspired by Vietnamese, English and Welsh. ("What if Vietnamese were rhotic?") It is closely related to Classical Windermere but is not a direct descendant of it.

Waaay before Grimm's law, thus b p were still voiced and tenuis stops > p + low resp. high tone classes

Numbers: thon, rhã, ziêu, chôi, mượr, tảy

whếp = light

whì = dust

Rhìa whươn mì Whền Whết = I live in Whehli (means something different with different tones)

lieb "to put" ~ lliệm

dưan tlẹ = to thank in Ciêng?

tlẹ could be cognate to tănlea "to refuse", dưan is cognate to Windermere şän

chổi = reflexive pronoun

thỏi = learn (~ snoach)

rêng = net

truồng = long

Phonology

Consonants

m n ng /m n ŋ/

p t tr tl c qu /p t tʂ tl k kw ʔ/ (/ʔ/ not written)

ph th ch wh /f θ χ χw/

z s rh ll h /s ʃ ʂ~r̥ ɬ h/

tz ts /ts tʃ/

r l d /r l j/

Vowels

ă a â e ê i o ô u ư ao eo êu aư ai oi ôi ia/iê iêu ua/uô uôi ươi ăr ar er ir or ur âr /a ɑ: ɜ ɛ e~ɪ~ɛɪ i~ɪj ɔ o~əʏ u: ɨ: aʊ ɛʊ eʊ aʏ aɪ ɔɪ oɪ iə iəw uə uəj æɹ ɒɹ eɹ iɹ oɹ oɹ əɹ/

Tones

6 tones of Viet