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Proto-Caayukuri
Pronunciation Unknown
Period ca. 9000BK - 6000BK
Spoken in Ziigakuri
Total speakers Unknown
Writing system None
Classification Caayukuri
Typology
Basic word order SOV
Morphology Agglutinative
Alignment Accusative
Credits
Created by Kawdek

Proto-Caayukuri is the reconstructed ancestor language to the Caayukuri language family which is widely accepted by linguists. It is theorized to have been spoken from about 9000BK to 6000BK, after which separation into its separate branches occurred.

HistoryEdit

WIP

PhonologyEdit

Reconstructed Proto-Caayukuri Consonant Inventory
Labial Coronal Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal *m *n
Plosive *p *b *t *d *k *g *'
Fricative/Affricate *f *​c *z *h
Flap *r
Approximant *w *y
Reconstructed Proto-Caayukuri Vowel Inventory
Front Central Back
High *i *ii *u *uu
Mid *ə *əə
Low *a *aa

Phonotactics

The syllable structure of Proto-Caayukuri is generally accepted as CV(A), where A represents any approximant. Long vowels have been suggested to be the result of an earlier process of compensatory lengthening, as they behave similarly to approximants.

GrammarEdit

Personal Pronouns
Singular Plural
First Person *gaa *gacuy *'aŋu *gaama *gacuri *'aŋu'aŋu
Second Person *zii *zicuy *ziiri *zicuri *'uya
Third Person Animate *tuu *tucuy *tuuri *tucuri
Third Person Inanimate *bii *biray *biima *birami
Case Affixes

Proto-Caayukuri

Case

*-0 nominative
*-yə accusative
*-nu genitive
*-ci dative
*-bi *-wi instrumental
*-kə comitative
*-ru locative
*-ta allative
*-mu ablative
Numerals
Proto-Caayukuri Translation
*kuta one
*bita two
*curə three
*kari four
*ŋuci five
*rinu six
*fuza seven
*guhi eight
*zanə nine
*gəru ten

LexiconEdit

Proto-Caayukuri Translation
*kuu man
*naa woman
*bərə child
*kaa person, man
*yəw tribe, people
*cigu animal
*waycu wild animal, beast
*curuy bird
*birəə large fish
*naymu small fish
*zəwbii insect
*kəfaw monkey
*kuriw land, earth
*haŋuy sea, ocean
*biray beach, shore
*caa stone, rock
*girəw metal
*dəygə great, large
*piwku little, small
*rəə potent, strong (quality)