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Duafric [DUAF]
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Typology Functional 1,113 words
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Duafric
Registered by lbrowning on 9 August 2020
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Duafric Near the beginning of time, two gods fought over the world. When the dust settled, the goddess took her toys and went home. Unfortunately, she left behind one angel, Serafiel, and from him all angels native to Heaven are descended. The language of Serafiel's angelic kin derives from Semetic roots, just as the Edenic angels, but time and use has caused extensive language drift in the intervening millennia.
Sample of Duafric[view] Ani baka a`uriyi te`atta.

I'm absolutely weeping in sympathy.
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Latest vocabulary
`aiuloabidadjtransgender
kolaratsanpansexuality
`akolaratsaadjpansexual
Language family relationships
Language treeSemitic
 ⤷ Proto-Semitic
  ⤷  Duafric
[view] About SemiticThe Semitic languages are a language family originating in the Near East whose living representatives are spoken by more than 470 million people across much of Western Asia, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, as well as in large expatriate communit...
[view] Imra `aAmerika (American Fallen Angelic)In the mid 1940s, angels began falling from Heaven's ranks. Many of them scattered across the world and adopted variations of the local human languages into their own Duafric. This example is used by the North American fallen angels. It is closely related to Imra `aBritanya, which reflects the British inflection of English, and Imra `aAstralya, which reflects Australian and New Zeland English.
[view] Deoduafri (Free Angelic)At the beginning of recorded angelic history, the Mother took her creations away to a secret place, leaving the Father with his broken imitations. Their language began in the same place, but has varied after millennia of seperation.
[view] Duafri `aUlebe (Regimental Duafric)The variations from the Heaven-born angels.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m     n            
Plosive p b     t d       k g   ʔ
Fricative   f θ s z ʃ       ħ ʕ h
Affricate       t͡s (d͡ʒ)     k͡x    
Lateral approximant       l            
Approximant           j w      
Trill       r            
VowelsFrontCentralNear-
back
Back
Close i y     u
Near-close     ʊ  
Close-mid e     o
Mid   ə    
Near-open æ      
Open a a:      
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Duafric. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 DuafricOrthography
Aa/ə/, /a/AE ae/æ/Bb/b/Dd/d/Ee/e/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/i/, /y/Kk/k/Ll/l/
Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/Pp/p/Qq/k/Rr/r/Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/TH th/θ/TS ts/t͡s/
Uu/u/, /ʊ/Ww/w/Xx/k͡x/Yy/j/Zz/z/AA aa/a:/CH ch/ħ/Jj/d͡ʒ/1`A `a/ʔ/`O `o/ʕ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. loan words only
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Typological information for Duafric

Base counting systemDecimal (10)
GendersMasculine/Feminine/Neuter
Noun-adjective orderNoun first
Primary word orderSVO
Syllable structureModerate (CVC max)

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