Mazanic

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The Mazanic language (المٸزنييا ul-Mozaniyya [ul moːzanij(ː)ah) is a Semetic language that is the official language of UL137/Mazan with origins from the 9th century. With over 300 million speakers worldwide, it is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world.

Distribution

Country Number of speakers Notes
Mazan Flag.png Mazan/ UL137 365,000,000 Official state language
Flag-of-Merracos.png Merracos 19,000,000 Official state language
Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 1,300,000
Flsg.jpg Pretany 1,000,000
Egani flag 2.png Egani 134,000

Dialects

There exists a dialect of the Mazanic language, Harabique, which is considered closest to the liturgical and the religious language, Old Mazanic. The dialect is spoken mostly by Hifnakian mazanians.

Phonology

Consonants

Consonant phonemes of Standard Mazanic
Labial Dental Alveolar Post-
alveolar
Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Stop p b c ɟ k ɡ
Affricate t͡ʃ d͡ʒ
Fricative f v s z ʃ ʒ ɣ x h
Approximant (ɫ) l j
Flap ɾ

Vowel

Mazanic vowel phonemes
Front Central Back
Unr. Rnd. Unr. Unr. Rnd.
Close i, iː y ɯ u, uː
Mid e, eː ø o̞, o̞ː
Open a, aː
  • The macron accent denotes long vowel sound (ā,ē,ī,ō,ū) in transliterations

Orthography

Alphabet

The Mazanic language uses the Arabic script in all of its texts. The alphabets consist mainly of the standard alphabet with certain special characters. The Mazanic alphabet uses the Arabic script with English transliterations(a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, ş, t, u, v, w, x, y, z)

# Latin Equivalent Braille Arabic Name of Arabic Letter IPA transcription
Isolate Initial Medial Final
1 A a ا ـا Alif /a/
2 B b ب بـ ـبـ ـب Ba /b/
3 P p پ Pa /p/
4 T t ت Ta /t/
5 Th th ث Tha /θ/
6 J j ج Jem /d͡ʒ/ /ʒ/
7 Ch Ch
Ç ç
چ Che /t͡ʃ/
8 H h ح Ha /h/
9 Kh kh خ Kha /x/
10 D d د Dal /d/
11 Dh dh ذ Dhal /ð/
12 R r ر Ra /r/
13 Z z ز Zayn /z/
14 S s س Sa /s/
15 Sh sh
Ş ş
Shin/Şin /ʃ/
16 Ṣ ṣ Ṣayd /s/
17 Ẓ ẓ Zayd /z/
18 ' Eyn /ʔ/
19 Ġ ġ غ Ġeyn /ɣ/,/ɢ/
20 F f ف Fa /f/
21 V v ۋ‎ Va /v/
22 Q q ق Qaf /q/
23 K k ك Kaf /k/
24 G g ک‎ Gaf /g/
25 L l ل Lam /l/
26 M m م Min /m/
27 N n ن Nun /n/
28 W w
U u
و Wav /w/, /u/
29 Y y ي Ya /i/, /j/
30 E e ې E /e/
31 O o آ O /o/
32 Ü ü ﻭٓ‎ Ü /u/

Grammar

Adjective

Nouns

Pronouns

Verbs

Numbers

  • zero: sifra
  • one: häd
  • two: snayid
  • three: slosa
  • four: arba
  • five: xamos
  • six: şedaset
  • seven: sabba
  • eight: smoni
  • nine: tiş
  • ten: srä