Lasat Der

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Background

Lasat Der is part of a project about creating a naturalistic language family. Lasat Der is the proto-language.


Phonology

Consonants

Bilabial Dental Velar Labialised Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k g kʷ gʷ ʔ
Fricative s x h
Approximant ɾ
Lateral l

Vowels

Front Central Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a

Phonotactics

The syllable structure in Lasat Der is CV(C(C)).Any consonant can be at the syllable onset. Since syllable onset is obligatory, [ʔ] is used as a default onset so no syllable can begin with a vowel.No diphtongs are allowed. The only allowed consonant clusters in the coda are sonorant+plosive or glottal+plosive combinations.

Orthography

Letters Pronunciation Example Meaning Phonologic transcription Phonetic transcription
a [a]
b [b]
d [d]
e [e]
g [g]
gv [gʷ]
h [h]
i [i]
k [k]
kv [kʷ]
l [l] lasat whale
m [m]
n [n] neget sea
o [o]
p [p]
r [ɾ]
s [s]
t [t]
u [u]
x [x] xurub house
xv [xʷ]
' [ʔ]

Grammar

Morphology

Syntax