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The Maak Language
Kal Maakiŋ /kɐʟ maːɐkɨːŋ/
Type
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Classification and DialectsEdit

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Velar Glottal
Nasal Mm /m/ Ŋŋ /ŋ/*
Plosive Pp /p/ Kk /k/ ' /ʔ/
Fricative Ph ph /ɸ/ Kh kh /x/ Hh /h/
Approximant Ww /w/ Ll /ʟ/ Wh wh /ʍ/*

*ŋ is encouraged to be written as Ŋŋ, but can be written as Nn.

*ʍ is a voiceless labio-velar approximant. It is only called a "glottal approximant" because it is easier to graph.

VowelsEdit

Front Back
High Ii /ɪ~ɨː/ Uu /ʊ~ʉː/
Mid Ee /ɛ~eː/ Oo /ɔ~oː/
Low Aa /ɐ~aː/

ClustersEdit

Vowel clusters, when 2 vowels cluster they are part of separate syllables and are long-short

Ex: Maak /maːɐk/ "human"

Consonant clusters, only in compounded words.

Ex: Wheakmel /ʍeːɐkmeːʟ/ "firefly", from Wheak "light" and Mel "night"

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

Cases

Singular

(one)

Paucal

(few)

Plural

(many)

Collective

(all)

Negative

(none)

Plain -am -aŋ -a -ek
Possessive -i -aim -iŋ -ai -ik

*Maak is a base 20 language.

Ex: Maak (1 human), Maaki (of 1 human)

Maakam (few humans), Maakaim (of few humans)

Maakaŋ (many humans), Maakiŋ (of many humans)

Maaka (all humans), Maakai (of all humans),

Maakek (no human/no one), Maakik (of no humans/of no one)

Articles Singular Paucal Plural Collective Negative
Definite

(the)

Indefinite

(a/some)

VerbsEdit

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