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Keplerian Proto Arab

A long time ago on a planet far from Earth, like out of the galaxy far, there were humanoids that are called Keplerians. They started in 1 continent and spread to the rest. They are now an eco-friendly, underground living, civilization across the planet with a few that actually survive by themselves in the ocean. Aquanaut technology is being developed as is tidal power but for now, these ocean humanoids are rogue. They might develop into a new species but who knows, maybe some aquatic predator will eat them all before that happens.

Anyway back to language. When these humanoids were still on 1 continent, a proto language developed that would eventually branch off into language families. The humanoids that stayed on the original starting continent branched off and formed Keplerian Proto Arab, the first language on that continent. The people who speak that language use a base 60 number system.

Phonology

The phonology is basically Modern Standard Arabic phonology. But Keplerians don't know that. Here are the phonemes in Keplerian Proto Arab:

Vowels isolated including dipthongs:

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Consonants isolated:

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I based the characters off of the Arabic script and unlike what you may think, this is an abugida, not an alphabet. I wrote voiced/unvoiced pairs as mirror images.

Morphology and Grammar

The language is agglutinative. So there are a lot of affixes.

For example take this sentence:

"Nobody believes I am pregnant. Why? I don't know but maybe it has to do with the fact that I am 100 years old and pregnancy is rare for that age."

In Keplerian Proto Arab it would be more like this if translated to English but grammar and number system stayed the same:

"Zero-person believes I-Feminine-pregnant. Why? I do-not know but maybe it has to do with the fact that I-1-40-years old and Feminine-pregnancy is rare for that age

Number
x * 60n-y * 60n-1-...-a * 600

Person
I First Person
You Second Person
They Third Person

Negative
Not
No
Never
Owe

Noun, Adjective, and Verb class
Pregnant Feminine adjective
Nurse Feminine verb
Miscarriage Feminine noun
Erect Masculine adjective
Army Masculine noun
Attack Masculine verb


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