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Ansanese
安山語
Type
Agglutinative
Alignment
Nominative-Accusative
Head direction
Head-final
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
No
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect


Ansanese (安山語, Ansan'yu) is the native language of the Ansanese people, with over 30 million native speakers. It is the official language of the Republic of Ansan, a country in East Asia. Because of Ansan's historical links to China, Ansanese contains a vast amount of Sino-Ansanese vocabulary, borrowed from Middle Chinese.

Ansanese is an agglutinative, mora-timed language with relatively simple phonotactics, a pure vowel system, and phonemic vowel and consonant length. Historically, most Ansanese dialects had a phonemic pitch-accent system, and many Ansanese dialects still retain a pitch-accent system in the modern day. Word order is generally subject–object–verb (SOV) with a topic-comment sentence structure. Ansanese also utilizes numerous particles to convey grammatical information. Nouns lack grammatical case or gender, and there are no articles. However, verbs and adjectives are conjugated. Ansanese also makes use of a complex system of honorifics, and verbs are conjugated to indicate formality and politeness.

Ansanese utilizes a mixed script of Chinese characters, or kanji, and the Japanese kana (kamin) syllabaries, used to write grammatical particles, certain native words, and foreign loanwords (outside of Sino-Ansanese vocabulary).

Classification and Dialects[]

Phonology[]

Consonants[]

Bilabial Alveolar Alveolo-
palatal
Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n (ɲ) (ŋ)
Plosive p  b t  d k  ɡ
Affricate (t͡s)  (d͡z) (t͡ɕ)  (d͡ʑ)
Fricative (ɸ) s  z (ɕ)  (ʑ) (ç) h
Liquid ɾ
Semivowel j w
Special moras /N/

Vowels[]

Front Central Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a

Phonotactics[]

Writing System[]

Letter
Sound
Letter
Sound
Letter
Sound

Grammar[]

Nouns[]

Verbs[]

Syntax[]

Lexicon[]

Example text[]

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