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|Region:||w:Mainland Southeast Asia|
Africa: SEDES • Middle Semitic • Kintu • Guosa Central Asia: Jalpi • Caucas • Zens • Dravindian • Neo-Sanskrit Europe: Intralingua • Folksprak • Interslavic • Balkan • Samboka Far East: Dan'a'yo • IM • MSEAL
MSEAL should have monosyllabic morphemes, lexical tone, a fairly large inventory of consonants, including phonemic aspiration, limited clusters at the beginning of a syllable, and plentiful vowel contrasts. Consider sesquisyllables. Isolating, mostly mono-morphemic words, no inflection and little affixation. Nouns are derived by compounding. Grammatical relations are typically signaled by word order, particles and coverbs or prepositions. Modality is expressed using sentence-final particles. Topic-comment. Classifiers
- Hokkien, Hakka, Cantonese, Southwestern Mandarin
- Tai, Lao, Shan, Kam
- w:Austronesian languages
MSEAL should have monosyllabic morphemes, lexical tone, a fairly large inventory of consonants, including phonemic aspiration, limited clusters at the beginning of a syllable, and plentiful vowel contrasts. Consider sesquisyllables. Isolating, mostly mono-morphemic words, no inflection and little affixation.
p t c k ' b d m n ñ ŋ r l s _ _ h w _ _ j
- closed syllable/checked
MSEAL uses the w:New Tai Lue alphabet for its writing system, using it as a true alphabet, not an abugida. This is a novel way to use an existing alphabet, but it is more familiar to the neighbor who use the latin script, and are accustomed to writing everything down.
|Nasal||/m/ ᦙ||/n/ ᦓ||/ŋ/ ᦇ|
|Unaspirated||/p/ ᦔ||/t/ ᦑ||/k/ ᦂ||/ʔ/ ᦀ|
|Aspirated||/pʰ/ ᦘ||/tʰ/ ᦏ||/kʰ/ ᦅ|
|Fricative||/f~θ/ ᦝ||/s~ɕ/ ᦉ||/h/ ᦠ|
|Approx.||/v~w~ʋ/ ᦞ||/l/ ᦟ||/j/ ᦍ|
Finals and Tone
The presence of a coda letter marks the checked tone.
|High||/i/ ᦵ||/ǝ/ ᦲ ᧀ||/u/ ᦴ ᦼ|
|Middle||/e/ ᦸ ᦾ||/o/ ᦳ ᦽ|
|Low||/a/ ᦱ ᦻ|