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Neñec is a collaborative conlang created by the Facebook group "Collab-Lang", a daughter group of Linguistics ['ʃɪt̚.,pʰʌ̈̈ʊ̈̈.stɪ̃̃ŋ].

Neñec
/nəŋət͡ʃ/
Type Agglutinative
Alignment Nom-Acc
Head direction
Tonal No
Declensions Yes
Conjugations Yes
Genders 6?
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Classification and Dialects[]

Phonology[]

Consonants[]

Bilabial Dental Alveolar Palato-

alveolar

Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Stop p t k ʔ
Affricate t͡ʃ  d͡ʒ
Fricative θ  ð ʃ  ʒ x  ɣ h
Approximant ʍ  w j
Trill r
Lateral fricative ɬ
Lateral approximant l

Vowels[]

Front Central Back
Close i u
Mid ə õ
Open a, ã

Phonotactics[]

The basic syllable structure is CV(N).

Oral vowels become nasalized before a nasal consonant.

Word-final /ə/ is (usually) dropped, so a word-final syllable can be as complex as CVNC.


Romanisation[]

Letter A C D E G H I J K L M
Sound /a/ /t͡ʃ/ /ð/ /ə/ /ɣ/ /h/ /i/ /d͡ʒ/ /k/ /l/ /m/
Letter N P Q R S Z T U W X Ã
Sound /n/ /p/ /ʔ/ /r/ /ʃ/ /ʒ/ /t/ /u/ /w/ /x/ /ã/
Letter Ĩ Ũ Ñ Th Wh Lh
Sound /ẽ/ /õ/ /ŋ/ /θ/ /ʍ/ /ɬ/

Grammar[]

Nouns[]

Nouns are divided into several noun classes, some of which have distinct endings

  • a "divine" noun class with the ending -qe,
  • a "human" noun class ending in -ũ
  • an "animal" noun class ending with -se
  • an "abstract" noun class ending with -me
  • an "inanimate" noun class ending in -ñe

Plurals are formed by root reduplication (eg. xase "animal" - xaxase "animals")

Verbs[]

Verbs are divided into two conjugations

  • I conjugation - verbs that are auxiliaries or otherwise go with other verbs. Infinitive ending -en
  • II conjugation - other verbs. Infińitive ending -ã.

There are also many derivational affixes in use, including

  • -(e)d-, an affix for reflexivity (as in "qidã", "to greet", from the root "qi-" related to speaking)

Syntax[]

Lexicon[]

Word Part of speech Class (if noun)/Conjugation (if verb) Meaning
xase n ANIM animal (non-human)
xaqõ n HUM human
mase n ANIM house
paqe n DIV bread
ñaqe n DIV day
zãme n ABST night
yãñe n INAN tree
qidã v&i II to greet, to welcome, hello
qiqã v II to speak, to say
qũñen v I to do [main verb]
qiyen v I to do [main verb] (used for verbs involving movement from one place to another, i.e. "run," jump," etc.)
qacen v I to have [main verb] done to you
halen v I to love (doing smth.)
halã v II to love (smth.)


Example text[]

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