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Bereaquan (Barökañi) is a language spoken by the 45,000,000 people of North and South Bereaqua. This language is written in the Latin alphabet, but it used to have a Cyrillic script, which is unused now.

Phonology

Consonants

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Plosive p b t d k
Fricative f θ s ʃ x ɣ h
Affricate ʧ ʤ
Approximant j
Trill r
Flap or tap
Lateral app. l

Vowels

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High i u
Near-high
High-mid ø
Mid
Low-mid ɛ ɔ
Near-low
Low a

Writing System

Letter IPA
Aa a
Bb b
Cc ʧ
Dd d
Ee ɛ
Ff f
Ǧǧ ɣ
Hh h
Ȟȟ x
Ii i
Jj ʤ
Kk k
Ll l
Mm m
Nn n
Ññ ɲ
Ŋŋ ŋ
Oo ɔ
Öö ø
Pp p
Rr r
Ss s
ẞß ʃ
Tt t
Ţţ θ
Uu u
Yy j

Grammar

Nouns

Singular and Plural

There are 6 ways to make nouns plural. By adding just -u, doubling the last letter before adding -u, removing the last letter before adding -u, and more.

Ending with -m or -n

Add -u
Ending with -s Double it then add -u
Ending with vowels Remove them then add -u
Ending with -ţ Add -omu
Ending with -ŋ Add -eu
Ending with -c Remove it then add -nu

Verbs

Tenses

Like in English, there are 3 tenses. Past, present, and future.

Present Past Future
Ending with consonants Do nothing Add -imo Add -aru
Ending with vowels Do nothing Add -mo Add -yar

Wordlist

Num. Word Meaning Word Type
1 ţam cat Noun
2 ßon dog Noun
3 fus fish Noun
4 noţ table Noun
5 loŋ cup Noun
6 fulla fish Verb
7 laß sing Verb
8 oßioŋ dance Verb
9 arite eat Verb
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