Change to a less Polynesian minlang aesthetic
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 #
- 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
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
Aevehāne is predominantly CV like most languages in Northern Etalocin; however, unlike surrounding languages it lacks clicks.
Only glottal stops are allowed syllable- and word-finally.
- 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.
a e i o u ā ē ī ō ū /a e i o u a: e: i: o: u:/
Stress is always penultimate.
Aewehāne grammar is SOV with prepositions.
Plurals are formed by reduplication, as in Roshterian.
- nāwi 'heavenly body' > nāwi-nāwi 'heavenly bodies'
- we Nāwi = Tricin
ei = direct object marker
Verbs do not inflect at all. Preverbal particles are used, as in Windermere.