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Wa Ñi
Wa Ñi
[wa Ji]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 16 October 2016
+ shared with: Ngerupic
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: Quaxin XunOfficial
Species Human/humanoid
About Wa Ñi Wa Ñi is an a priori spoken in a tropical climate.

It has a complex tone system with just two tones and a smol sound system with tons of sonorants.

Wa Ñi verbs conjugate only for mood, which is accomplished through tone changes.

There are three noun class systems: a Niger-Congo-style system with 10 classes, an alienable/inalienable possession distinction, and an animacy/classifier distinction in the quantifiers.

Wa Ñi is also split-ergative in its pronouns.

Overall, it's a fun isolating language that might become a protolang at some point is a protolang.
Sample of Wa Ñi[view] Hè dap ru oxyòni doy kruŋni wè.

A woman washes cassava in the river.
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Sound samples in Wa Ñi
Some sound samples of Wa Ñi. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Hè xòcid tì wa mwì řor řor, a xòcìdi tì hàwa hàrà.
You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.
Language family relationships
[edit] [view] Aay Only (Aay Only)Words specific to Wa Ñi's Aay-world setting.
[edit] [view] Non-Canonical Words (Non-Canonical Words)Silly, natlang, or wrong-climate words in Wa Ñi.
[edit] [view] Sahar Only (Sahar Only)Words specific to the Sahar setting.
Nasal m   n   J   N    
Plosive p   t d`     k ?  
Fricative   D           h  
Lateral approximant     l l`         [5]1
Approximant       r\` j w      
Flap     4            
  1. in free variation, allophone of /l`/
Close i    u 
Close-mid [e]1   [o]2
Mid   @   
Open a    A~ 
  1. next to /j/ or /ɲ/, allophone of /@/
  2. next to /w/, allophone of /@/
Below is the orthography for Wa Ñi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Wa ÑiOrthography [edit]
Àà/à/Aa/a/Cc/ð/Dd/ɖ/Ee/ə/, [e]1, [o]2Èè/ə̀/Hh/h/Ìì/ì/Ii/i/
Kk/k/Ll/l/Ľľ/ɭ/, [ɫ]3Mm/m/Nn/n/Ññ/ɲ/Òò/ɑ̃̀/Oo/ɑ̃/Pp/p/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. next to /j/ or /ɲ/
  2. next to /w/
  3. in free variation
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Typological information for Wa Ñi

Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
Morphological typologyAnalytical
Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit Ergative
Polar question markingInverted word order

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