Aewedanoan

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Aewedanoan (Aewedanoa /aevedanoa/) is a Quame language inspired by Polynesian languages. It is a minority language of the United States of Bjeheond.

Boe'a taṭāhunē no aewedanoa ulasahea

Vocab

  • ena'e = "ditch" < PQ *wjénəqʷs 'water'
  • 'awōḍea = "stick" < PQ *kʷ'ondas, *kʷ'onday 'body'
  • nāwhi = "planet, heavenly body" < PQ *snākʷis 'homeland' (~ Naquian Nāquiz, Anbirese snae 'country')

Phonology

Phonotactics

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

Consonants

  • m n ṇ /m n ɳ/
  • p t ṭ k ' /p t ʈ k ʔ/
  • b d ḍ g /b d ɖ g/
  • f s x wh h /f s x ʍ h/
  • w z /v z/
  • r l /r l/

Vowels

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

Stress

Stress is always penultimate.

Grammar

Aewedanoan grammar is similar to Modern Windermere.

Nouns

Plurals are formed by reduplication, as in Roshterian.

  • nāwhi 'heavenly body' > nanāwhi 'heavenly bodies'
  • whe Nāwhi = Tricin

Verbs

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