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Creyeditor wrote: 27 Dec 2020 20:19
qwed117 wrote: 27 Dec 2020 20:02 Wolani? Basing this merely off the fact that Wikipedia claims to have a link to Paradisec materials with Wolani
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Wikipedia's coverage of Paradisec as a source is very irregular. The data are original, if that helps. I got them from a speaker myself.
Ekari? It's the most spoken Paniai Lakes language, after all.
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qwed117 wrote: 27 Dec 2020 20:26 Ekari? It's the most spoken Paniai Lakes language, after all.
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I was afraid that I mentioned the language too often in other threads. The language is known as Mee or Mee Mana ("human language") by its speakers. The text is part of a folk song called . Here is the whole text with a line by line translation. I am afraid I got the glosses on my other computer.
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Paniai, Tigi, Tage, Kamu, Mapiya, Kayaauwo.
`Paniai, Tigi, Tage, Kamu, Mapiya and Kayaauwo.'

Ibo bago kotupotu pekudo.
`High mountains with their peaks and lakes.'

Kou idima doukodo dike dake.
`All of them look so beautiful.'

Noukaimaa naitaimaiyaa ikiidima koya tou too.
`Mother and father, you all stay safe!'

Wadouto koya touto.
`Stay safe up there!'

Kouko Paniai makiyoo.
`This is the land of Panai.'
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I don't have any good transcriptions of any rare language, so anyone's free to take the next turn
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Nwàŋ gɪ̀n òlárò ɲákô mɛ́ ɲòm
nwàŋ pì òtwɔ̀
ɛ́kká tòtò à ɲákô tɛ̂ kèllò ɲàrɛ̀
tɛ̂ kòbbò nɪ̂:
ŋàt àmɛ́ túcô pì
wɛ̌k ògɛ́̏ ɲákônɪ̀.
ω - near-close near-back unrounded vowel.
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Titus Flavius wrote: 21 Sep 2021 00:56 Nwàŋ gɪ̀n òlárò ɲákô mɛ́ ɲòm
nwàŋ pì òtwɔ̀
ɛ́kká tòtò à ɲákô tɛ̂ kèllò ɲàrɛ̀
tɛ̂ kòbbò nɪ̂:
ŋàt àmɛ́ túcô pì
wɛ̌k ògɛ́̏ ɲákônɪ̀.
Very obviously Nilotic. Dholuo?
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Very close.
If I remember correctly. The file I took the example from is no longer accessible. It might be Dholuo as well but I think it was another.
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Lango? If not, is it at least a Southern Luo language?
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[tick] Lango.
ω - near-close near-back unrounded vowel.
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Yī dō ká, yɤ́ dȕɤ gɔ̄n bhā ɤ́ dīi dɔ̄ dȕɤ-dhȕn bhā' dhȅe gbɔ̋ŋ sʌ̏ dō tȁ, yɤ́ glà dhʌ́ndhīʌŋ-dhʌ̄n sʌ̏ dō gɯ́, sʌ̏-dhɛ̏ ɤ́ gūn dhʌ́n bhā' gɔ̏, ȁ si̋bha̋n yáa gūŋ kpőŋtàa. Yɤ́ dȕɤ gɔ̄n bhā ɤ́ ɤ̄ wȍ kpɔ̄' bhȁ ɤ́' pɤ̄ : « Dhó, bhá dhó í wɔ̄ dhʌ́nglɔ̄ɔ́n-dhʌ́n bhā' gɔ̏ yɛ̋ɛdhɤ̄ kɤ̄ ɯ́' glȁ gɯ́ pʌ̏ gbàn dɔ̄ kɤ̄ í dhūn ɯ̄' pɤ̄ yī dhɛ̏ kɤ̄ yí slʌ̋ bhɔ̄ɔ̏n bhȁ yí' zʌ̄, yáa dhɤ̋ yɤ̏ dhȍ kwā sūu yʌ̄n'. »
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Spoken in Asia?
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Creyeditor wrote: 10 Mar 2022 23:21 Spoken in Asia?
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Is it spoken in West Africa?
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Notable traits:
- Labial-velars
- /gl/
- Final consonants: <n ŋ ʼ>
- Vowels: /a ɛ ʌ ɔ e ɤ o i ɯ u/
- Contrastive vowel length?
- Five level tones?

Probably Mande or weird Bantoid. Dan? (But a different dialect from the one described on WIkipedia - maybe Kla-Dan? The Kla-Dan in Makeeva 2013 looks pretty similar.)
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Nortaneous wrote: 11 Mar 2022 02:48 [...] Probably Mande or weird Bantoid. Dan? (But a different dialect from the one described on WIkipedia - maybe Kla-Dan? The Kla-Dan in Makeeva 2013 looks pretty similar.)
Yes (though it looks more like Kru, not Grassfields!) - it's indeed Dan, Eastern, to be precise - the new orthography makes it look kinda like a conlang! The apostrophe is actually a way to mark contour tones on short syllables - but I don't know precisely how does it work.
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Wə̀ jə̀ ə́ ŋmu᷇ kú ŋkúŋ, tá ké má à sé, wə̀ jə̀ ə́Ʒi᷇ kə̀kpàn kə̀ ɲúə̄ nə́ kíə̀. Ŋkúŋ á bi᷄ nà á Ʒí ɲìà. Wə̀ ā sīnə́ gɛ ᷄ ná kə̀kpàn ŋkúŋ á gɛ́ nā ja̋ mī bá kə̀dú. Mbàŋkə̀bɔ́ŋ á fə́sə́ kə̀kpàn á ja̋ ŋkúŋ wō, wǎ jí. Ká wə̀ ŋmú fə́lə́ wǎ gɛ́ á dzɔ́ŋ wɛ́ ɲū kə́ túə̄fə.
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Very obviously Grassfields, but besides that I have no clue.
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opipik wrote: 16 Mar 2022 12:48 Very obviously Grassfields, but besides that I have no clue.
depends on how you define Grassfields
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Is it a Beboid language?
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