Dontdū

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Dontdū
Dontdu
Pronunciation/dəʊntduː /
RegionOriginally E'tena, now more widely in Asperic Ocean islands
Native speakers<100,000 (as of 2016)
Language familyUletarephian
Early formsIngerish
  • Ingerish-Utz creoles
    • Dontdū
Writing systemRomantian script
Official status
Official language in
Territories of OIOI
Various organisations
OGFL-1dd
OGFL-2dtd



Dontdū is a pidgin language spoken mainly on the Oceanic Island of E'tena. It is related to Ingerish and Utz.

Dontdū is spoken by around 65% of inhabitants of E'tena as first language. It is rarely written and has no standard written format. Written Dontdū often shares vocabulary and spelling with Ingerish, although it is unrelated to that language in almost all of its grammar and syntax. Dontdū has an unusual VSO word order and allows for the construction of long adjectival and adverbial strings, as does Utz.