User:Aquatiki/MSEAL

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M.S.E.A.L.
ဧသဃ
Universal Language Map
Writingw:Burmese alphabet
Region:w:Mainland Southeast Asia
Genders:0
Cases:0
AlignmentNominative-Accusative
Typology:Isolating
Word-OrderSVO
Languages:w:Burmese,

w:Mon language, w:Khmer language w:Vietnamese language w:Lao language w:Thai language w:Hmu language

Population:233 million
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Africa: SEDESMiddle SemiticKintuGuosa Central Asia: JalpiCaucasZensDravindianNeo-Sanskrit Europe: IntralinguaFolksprakInterslavicBalkanSamboka Far East: Dan'a'yoIMMSEAL


MSEAL should have monosyllabic morphemes, lexical tone, a fairly large inventory of consonants, including phonemic aspiration, limited clusters at the beginning of a syllable, and plentiful vowel contrasts. Consider sesquisyllables. Isolating, mostly mono-morphemic words, no inflection and little affixation. Nouns are derived by compounding. Grammatical relations are typically signaled by word order, particles and coverbs or prepositions. Modality is expressed using sentence-final particles. Topic-comment. Classifiers

Anthropology

  • AustroAsiatic
    • Khmer
    • Vietnamese
  • SinoTibetan
    • Chinese
      • Hokkien, Hakka, Cantonese, Southwestern Mandarin
    • Bermese
  • Kra-dai
    • Tai, Lao, Shan, Kam
  • w:Austronesian languages
  • HmongMien
    • Hmong
    • Mien


Phonology

MSEAL should have monosyllabic morphemes, lexical tone, a fairly large inventory of consonants, including phonemic aspiration, limited clusters at the beginning of a syllable, and plentiful vowel contrasts. Consider sesquisyllables. Isolating, mostly mono-morphemic words, no inflection and little affixation.

6 vowels

p t c k '
b d
m n ñ ŋ
  r
  l
s _ _ h
w _ _ j


Tones:

  1. level
  2. rising
  3. departing
  4. closed syllable/checked

Orthography

MSEAL uses the w:New Tai Lue alphabet for its writing system, using it as a true alphabet, not an abugida. This is a novel way to use an existing alphabet, but it is more familiar to the neighbor who use the latin script, and are accustomed to writing everything down.

Consonants

MSEAL Initial Consonants
Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal /m/ ᦙ /n/ ᦓ /ŋ/ ᦇ
Unaspirated /p/ ᦔ /t/ ᦑ /k/ ᦂ /ʔ/ ᦀ
Aspirated /pʰ/ ᦘ /tʰ/ ᦏ /kʰ/ ᦅ
Affricate /ts~tɕ~c/ ᦈ
Fricative /f~θ/ ᦝ /s~ɕ/ ᦉ /h/ ᦠ
Approx. /v~w~ʋ/ ᦞ /l/ ᦟ /j/ ᦍ

Finals and Tone

Coda Sounds
p t k m n ŋ w
level rising departing checked
- coda

The presence of a coda letter marks the checked tone.

Vowels

Vowels and Diphthongs
Front Middle Back
High /i/ ᦵ /ǝ/ ᦲ ᧀ /u/ ᦴ ᦼ
Middle /e/ ᦸ ᦾ /o/ ᦳ ᦽ
Low /a/ ᦱ ᦻ


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