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Mañi [MNY]
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Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: Quaxin XunOfficial
Species Human/humanoid
About Mañi  Wa Ñi descendant, which forms the classical language of the various Mañian peoples.

A grammar, mostly the work of matan-matika, is available on Google Docs.

Descendents include:
  •  Hlung - polysynthetic, no tone, innovates plural and nominal tense, Mataco-Guaicuruan-inspired demonstrative system
  •  Ndxiixun - fusional, ditches gender, Chinantec-inspired tonal verbal system, CV only, ballistic syllables
  •  Awatese - polysynthetic, simplified 3-gender system, no tone, loads and loads of reduplication, pluractionality
  •  Yachiroese - simplified morphosyntax, CV syllables, Hiragana-inspired script
  •  Nichoh - under heavy construction, morphosyntax not at all decided yet but probably cursed
  •  Maypaw - under heavy construction, animacy as remnant of old gender system, fused evidential/subject marking
  •  Mahian - under construction, polysynthetic, pitch accent, balinese/lao-inspired script, diglossic formality registers

Contains a number of loans from  Xuni Substrate.
Sample of Mañi[view] Tinąŋg ąuñ exkowini ruchŗepani, tòniŗàch ŗali tuʼli ontaxkaʼzųmą pyaha "òeñyàhàʼuxni ŋòruyàļàaex."

The gumboot chiton's appearance has led some tidepoolers to fondly refer to it as the "wandering meatloaf".
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Latest vocabulary
enuuhtławnsnow leopard
Sound samples in Mañi
Some sound samples of Mañi. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Ñųndòtumeʼ ŋòru ŋòru ñaxʼa nąmmąłà.
Man is a wolf to man.
Language family relationships
Language treeNgerupic
 ⤷  Wa Ñi
  ⤷  Mañi
[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...
Nasal m   n     ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d         k g ʔ
Fricative   ð   ʃ         h
Affricate       t͡ʃ          
Lateral approximant     l   ɭ        
Lateral fricative     ɬ            
Approximant         ɻ j w    
Flap     ɾ   ɽ        
Close i ì     u ù
Near-close   ɪ̃ ɪ̃̀ ʊ̃ ʊ̃̀  
Close-mid e è     o ò
Open a à     ɑ̃ ɑ̃̀
Below is the orthography for Mañi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 MañiOrthography [edit]
Aa/a/Ąą/ɑ̃/Àà/à/Ą̀ ą̀/ɑ̃̀/Bb/b/CH ch/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Èè/è/Ee/e/Gg/g/
Hh/h/Įį/ɪ̃/Ii/i/Ìì/ì/Į̀ į̀/ɪ̃̀/Kk/k/Ll/l/Ļļ/ɭ/Mm/m/Nn/n/
Ññ/ɲ/Oo/o/Òò/ò/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ŗŗ/ɽ/Řř/ɻ/Tt/t/TŁ tł/tɬ/Uu/u/
Ùù/ù/Ųų/ʊ̃/Ų̀ ų̀/ʊ̃̀/Ww/w/Xx/ʃ/Yy/j/Zz/ð/Łł/ɬ/Ŋŋ/ŋ/ʼ/ʔ/
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    Typological information for Mañi

    Unmarked evidentialIndirect/nonwitness
    Noun-noun possessionInserts a possessive pronoun
    Number of nominal casesOne case
    Primary word orderVSO
    Verb agreementSubject and object

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