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Neragese language

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Neragese
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Neragese AZERTY-layout.
Pronunciation/ˌnærəˈɡiz/
EthnicityNeragese people
North Veragon (historically)
Native speakers
360–400 million (1998)
L2 speakers: XXX;
as a foreign language: XXX
Oranish
Early forms
DialectsXXX recogniz-ed dialects
Official status
Official language in
XXX
Recognised minority
language in
 Auralia, TBA
Regulated byXXX
Language codes
ISO 639-1ne
ISO 639-2ner
ISO 639-3ner

Neragese is a XXX language of the Oranish language family originally spoken by the people of the island of Neragon in Alabon. The language is named after the XXX, one of the Veragian peoples that migrated to Neragon from Oranland.

Phonology

The phonetics and phonology of the Neragese language differ from one dialect to another, usually without interfering with mutual communication. Phonological variation affects the inventory of phonemes (i.e. speech sounds that distinguish meaning), and phonetic variation consists in differences in pronunciation of the phonemes.

Consonants

Most Neragese dialects share the same 25 consonant phonemes. The consonant inventory shown below is valid for Domican, and for Standard Neragese.

Consonant phonemes
Labial Dental Alveolar Post-
alveolar
Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Stop p b t d k ɡ
Affricate
Fricative f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ ʁ h
Approximant l ɹ* j w

* Conventionally transcribed /r/

Vowels

The pronunciation of vowels varies a great deal between dialects and is one of the most detectable aspects of a speaker's accent. The table below lists the vowel phonemes in Standard and Domican Neragese, with examples of words in which they occur from lexical sets compiled by linguists.

Monophthongs
Standard Domican Word
i been
ɪ inhalt
e ɛ ber
æ hat
ɑː ɑ garantir
ɒ jedoch
ɔ, ɑ preisgekrönt
ɔː simau
u groub
ʊ doof
ʌ bildun
ɜː ɜɹ cender
ə thema
Closing diphthongs
Standard Domican Word
breit
əʊ oben
thy
brout
ɔɪ fois
Centring diphthongs
Standard Domican Word
ɪə ɪɹ üere
ɛɹ affaires
ʊə ʊɹ moor

External links

English to Neragese An English to Neragese translator (WIP)