Tabiṛ

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Tabiṛ [ˈtæbɪʀ] is a Dravidian language without nasals.

Todo

Could be an a priori whose protolanguage has a Tamil aesthetic

Phonology

Consonants: p t ts k q p t ts c q b d g b d g f s ɬ ʃ ʒ ɧ χ ff s ll sh zh sj ch v r l j ʀ f r l j ṛ Vowels: æ ɑ: aə æɪ ɛ eə eɪ eʊ ə əɨ ɪ i: ɨ̽ ɨ: ɔ o: oə ɔʊ ʊ u: a â au ae e eu ei y yu yw i î u û o ô oe ow w ŵ

A taste of Tabiṛ diachronics: Alveolar /t/ became an alveolar slit fricative /θ̠/, then a lateral fricative /ɬ/ in Tabiṛ. Retroflexes became uvulars: ɳ ṭ ɭ ɹ > ŋ q ʀ ʀ. Now gemination started to disappear. pp, tt, cc became f, ts, ɧ. Non-initial ṭ and ḳ became h and ʃ (à la HGCS). At the same time, where a vowel occurred before NC or a word-final N, it was nasalized then a vowel split occurred, doubling the number of vowels. The following shows the reflexes: Old Tamil stressed vowel > oral reflex / nasal reflex a > æ / ɑ: a: > eə / o: e > ɛ / ə e: > æɪ / eʊ i > ɪ / ɛ i: > i: / ɛɪ o > ə / ɔ o: > u: / ɔʊ u > ɨ̽ / ʊ u: > ɨ: / əɨ ai > ɛɪ / aə Some vowel reduction also occurred in unstressed syllables (think Portuguese). Then, all remaining nasals denasalized: m n ɲ ŋ > b d ʒ g

Noun

bara "tree" (< maram): sg: bara, baritse, baritsel, baritsil pl: baraca, barace, baracřel, baracřil

basha "son": sg: basha, bashide, bashidel, bashidil pl: bashaca, bashacře, bashacřel, bashacřil

Numbers

1: olly ['ɔɬə] 2: iraqy ['ɪrɐqə] 3: byully ['bəɨɬə] 4: dôcy ['do:kə] 5: auty ['aətə] 6: eury ['eərə] 7: aeṛy ['æɪʀə] 8: eqy ['ɛqə] 9: opitsy ['ɔpɪtsə] 10: patsy ['pætsə] 100: dûry ['dɨːrə]