Fingail

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Fingail
Fingail
Pronunciation /ˈfiŋ.ga.ˌil/
Created by Nicolas Campi
Setting Alternative Earth
Language family
Early forms:
Writing system Latin

Fingail (/ˈfɪŋɡaɪl/; Fingail: fingail [ˈfiŋgaˌil]) is an a posteriori Finnic altlang spoken in certain rural areas of what corresponds to our Wales and England, especially Cornwall.

Phonology

Consonants

Phonemes that appear in brackets are only allophonic variants of the same phoneme.

Labial Dental Alveolar Lateral Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n (ŋ)
Stop p b t d k ɡ
Fricative f v θ th s (z) ɬ lh χ ch h
Trill rh r
Approximant l j i w

Vowels

Vowels retain a long vs short distinction, and are marked either by the use of an acute ´ or by the use of a circumflex ^. This last one is mostly used to denote certain contexts where the long vowels are a result of a historical contraction of more than one vowel.

Front Central Back
short long short long short long
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a

Morphology

Syntax

Constituent order

Noun phrase

Verb phrase

Sentence phrase

Dependent clauses

Example texts

sín ragathan, mín ragathad?
I love you, do you love me?

Hîw paev! Hello!

Peithath aeg long time no see

Miden voeth How are you?

Hîw geid, ened sín? Fine, and you?

Hîw gomened! Good morning!

Hîw eled Good evening!