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Awatese
Wawąting
[wawɐtĩ]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 16 March 2020
+ shared with: Awato-Mänean Languages
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken by a population of around 22,677,500 in: AwatingOfficial ManeaRegional LutyaMinority MahiaMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Awatese  Awatese is a Mañic language spoken as the sole national and official language of Awating by about 22.6 million native speakers. It is also a sister language of  Manean, and the 4th most commonly spoken Ngerupic language. Descended from  Mañi.

TRANSLATIONS OOD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
Grammar in the works. Currently cleaning up dictionary.

(still feel free to check out the translations but know that the vast majority of them are not up to date and don't reflect current Awatese, except for the one on this front page)

WIP Grammar is here (Current progress: starting on verbs! check it out)
All IPA is phonemic.

The Awatese script is now a 2022 Hashi Nominee!



Try Awatese Wordle! Also available in Awatese - click the translation icon on the top-right and select the bullet point under English.


Sample of Awatese[view] Ngątwązipą a utąząri rąngątwotorąłupą.

I don't understand the question and I won't respond to it.
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Latest vocabulary
enułąwnsnow leopard
tamexkuynpentagon
tahampełnsquare
Language family relationships
Language treeNgerupic
 ⤷  Wa Ñi
  ⤷  Mañi
   ⤷ Proto-Awato-Manean
    ⤷  Awatese
[view] About NgerupicWith over one hundred languages and approximately 500 million speakers in total, the Ngerupic languages comprise one of the largest language families on Sahar, spoken predominantly in Akulanen, Soltenna, and the Terminian Dominion. Countries with Nge...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n     ŋ  
Plosive p b t d     k g  
Fricative   s z       h
Lateral approximant   l        
Lateral fricative   ɬ        
Approximant     j w    
Trill   r        
Flap   ɾ        
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i [ĩ]1   u [ũ]2
Close-mid e [ẽ]3   o [õ]4
Near-open   ɐ [ɐ̃]5  
Open a [ã]6    
  1. Word-final only
  2. Word-final only
  3. Word-final only
  4. Word-final only
  5. Word-final only
  6. Word-final only
Syllable StructureSyllable structure is minimally V and maximally CCVC. Awatese does not have diphthongs, and Mañi diphthongs shifted to consonant clusters with approximant consonants in Awatese.
Stress informationStress is variant and mostly free. Usually, low tone syllables in Mañi end up stressed in Awatese.
OtherNasals in Mañi underwent sound changes to Awatese in which vowels before a word-final nasal consonant became nasalized vowels. However, original nasal consonants remain written in the orthography, although unpronounced and assimilated into the preceding vowel.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Awatese. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AwateseOrthography [edit]
m
m
/m/
n
n
/n/
N
ng
/ŋ/
p
p
/p/
t
t
/t/
k
k
/k/
x
x
/s/
z
z
/z/
h
h
/h/
l
l
/l/
r
r
/ɾ/
R
ř
/r/
O
o
/o/
E
e
/e/
I
i
/i/
U
u
/u/
A
a
/a/
✔ Shown in correct order [change]
    Additional NotesAwating was a satellite state of the Helsonian Union for decades and thus officially used the Terminian script and order until recently. This Awatese orthography, or at least its meta-romanization, is based on that of Mañi and, to an extent, reflected the historical sound changes from Mañi to Proto-Awato-Mänean to Awatese. See documentation "From Mañi to the Awato-Mänean languages" for more info. There is also a native script that was historically used to write Awatese before Vaniuan colonization; for more information see the article "The ancient Awatese script". This script is now the official writing system for the language, according to a resolution of the National Assembly in 2023.
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    Typological information for Awatese

    Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
    Demonstrative proximityDistal/Medial/Proximal
    Coding of evidentialityAffix or clitic
    Noun-relative clause orderInternally headed
    Verb agreementSubject and object

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