User:IlL/Maytyarri

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Maytyarri is a minor language of Tricin. It's spoken in the ___ Mountains.

Antyardu-n' ami tyu.ngarnra tyu.rraparn-ku kanyu-nra.

I-NOM about love hate-and speak-PRES

Warr' antyardu-rriku rimpawrda-nra?

for me-INTERR save-PRES?

Ngurtima yirr pardungu nu-rta-rimpawrda!

happy ACC·PREP birth GEN-AGENT-save! (Merry Christmas!)

Todo

ikuu = 'self'

Phonology

Based on Australian/Tamil.

Consonants

p t ʈ c k m n ɳ ɲ ŋ j ʋ r ɻ ɽ mʙ ⁿr ᶯɽ

p t rt ty k m n rn ny ng y w rr r rd mb nr rnr

Vowels

aa a ii i uu u

Phonotactics

Words may only end in a vowel or one of the following consonants: n rn rr r y w.

Geminate consonants are prohibited, like in Australian Aboriginal languages and unlike in Tamil.

Grammar

Latin-ish, "magnā cum laude" order

Nouns

-ngku = plural

Need case clitics

Pronouns

antyardu = I

narrinyi = thou

wurta = he/she

kumparnri = we

rtaarntu = ye

wurtangku = they

Verbs