Aevehāne

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Aevehāne
Aevehāne
Pronunciation[aeveha:ne]
Created byIlL
Quame
  • Aevehāne
Early form
Proto-Quame
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Aevehāne (we Aevehāne /we aeveha:ne/ < Proto-Aevehāne *ąiweθwānē < PQ *φan-gwetwaʀne 'self-language') is a Quame language inspired by Polynesian languages, Japanese, Irish, Greek and Elu Prakrit. It is spoken by the Aeharo people, originally native to the north Etalocian archipelago Ualāho we Sāvea /uala:ho we sa:vea/ (Proto-Aevehāne uhalāxo xwe sāṁēh < PQ uslāko φin- stāme) 'Home of the Six' and is an official language in parts of Eastern Talma and Northern Etalocin.

should have uncannily Eevo like words (PTal > Eevo has séimhiú)

denasalize VN before C or #

Vocab

  • enaʻa = "ditch" < PQ *wjénəqʷs 'water'
  • woaḍea = "stick" < PQ *kʷ'ondas, *kʷ'onday 'body'
  • nāwi = "world" < PQ *snākʷis 'homeland' (~ Naquian Nāquiz, Anbirese snae 'country')
  • vaero = tree
  • veli = name
  • we = def article (~ Tigol in)
  • deheno = little
  • vehāne = language
  • ae- = self
  • hoʻo = river (~ Tigol soch, from soqos)
  • ʻesi = segment (qesti-)
  • asi = but (asti)
  • Veāho = a name
  • skwamis > wavi 'mountain'
  • skanio- > xaino 'dear, fellow'
  • slāmos > halāvo 'good'
  • skaxtoi > xątē > xaete 'corpse'
  • tnāgī 'believe' > 2nāgī > 'onāgi
  • texts > teata 'child'

os, om > o

oi > e

is/im/ī > i

us/um/ui > u

s > ø

no final -a?

ōs/ēs/īs/ūs/ās > oa/ea/ia/ua/ā

Diachronics

single j/s/intervocalic w loss; séimhiú single consonants like crazy (but syncope doesn't happen!) (Irish/Hebrew style séimhiú doesn't occur as a 1-step systematic sound change anywhere else in Tricin)

vowels are very conservative relative to Proto-Eta-Talmic; unless subject to CL, denasalized or part of an inflectional ending both quality and length stay the same

It also treats all 3 stop series differently (when not initial)

Loosely, "what if Irish didn't syncope"

  • Intervocalically, the single consonants become:
    • p t T k q Kw b d ḍ g ɢ Gw p' t' !t' k' q' Kw' s w j l r m n → ø h/ø r h h w b d ḍ g ʻ w p t ṭ k ʻ w ø ø ø l r v n
    • Greekification: VCj > ViC' where C' is depalatalized
  • Clusters simplify:
    • sφ st sT sk > s s x x
    • s + voiced stop > z
    • φs ts ks > s s s
    • rC > C, lC > C
    • some ClV, CrV > CVlV, CVrV; but other Cl Cr simplify to l r
    • an en in on un > ae ea ī oa ou
    • stop + nasal > ʔ + nasal > vowel RTR-ization + nasal
  • All final consonants disappear, but sometimes they leave a trace as diphthongization

How do I get all 25 VV hiatus combinations?

PCel wesākos 'raven' would become veāho (the vowel hiatus also occurs in Scottish Gaelic fitheach)

gabros > gaboro

Phonology

Aevehāne is predominantly CV like most languages in Northern Etalocin; however, unlike surrounding languages it lacks clicks.

Phonotactics

Only glottal stops are allowed syllable- and word-finally.

Consonants

  • n ṇ /n ɳ/
  • p t ṭ k ' /p t ʈ k ʔ/
  • b d ḍ g /b~(implosive b)~m d ɖ g/
  • f s x h /f s x h/
  • v w /v w/
  • r l /r l/

w is pronounced /ʍ/ by older speakers.

Vowels

a e i o u ā ē ī ō ū /a e i o u a: e: i: o: u:/

nasal vowels?

Stress

Stress is always penultimate.

Grammar

Aewehāne grammar is SOV with prepositions.

Nouns

Plurals are formed by reduplication, as in Roshterian.

  • nāwi 'heavenly body' > nāwi-nāwi 'heavenly bodies'
  • we Nāwi = Tricin

ei = direct object marker

Adjectives

Verbs

Verbs do not inflect at all. Preverbal particles are used, as in Windermere.