Maritime Common

Outline

Also called Katenir, Maritime Common is a lingua franca used mainly by sailors and for sea trade.

Family Darestic
Morphology Isolating
Word Order OVS

Phonology

Vowels

Frontal Central Back
Close i u
Mid E O
Open a A

Diphthongs

Fronting Backing
Closing Ai, Oi ai
Opening

Consonants

Labial Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k g
Affricate tS dZ
Spirant f v T s S h
Approximant l j

Corpus

â /"A/ postp. on, upon.
/"fA/ n. knot, binding; v. tie, bind, join.
gwe /"gwE/ n. day.
joi /"dZOi/ v. find.
pâisk /"pAisk/ n. end.
pii /"pi:/ n. seat, stool, chair, bench.
salf /"salf/ n. sun.
Salvagwe /"salvagwE/ n. Sunday.
vuol /"vuOl/ n. moon.
Vuolgwe /"vuOlgwE/ n. Monday.
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