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The Yawu dictionary, showing Quanafi and Mircon translations of all but the numbers (computer went glitchy, I'll fix those later.)

FAQ
Q: Why are some of the words the same?
A: Yawu are colorblind and Mircon are aquatic, so they borrowed some words from Quanafi (which is the lingua franca). Quanafi also have borrowed some back. Neither bothered to calque the months themselves, they just borrowed the Quanafi calques.
Q: What are those funny letters?
A: č = ch, š = sh, ŋ = ng, q = a sound further back than k, x = the ch in loch
Q: Why in the world did you do this?
A: Because it was fun! And now I can pepper stories and art with their languages and be consistent.
Q: Why is the word for ___ so long?
A: a) because I felt like it, b) because when I used the generator because my mind ran out of consistency it made it long and I didn't change it, c) both a and b.
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ankewehner Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Colour me impressed. That's a lot of work. Do you have grammars written up, too?
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quanafi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

Yep! And a ton of cultural stuff. Most of it is here: sites.google.com/site/quanafi/ (though Mircon grammar is mostly in my head right now, and I keep changing how Yawurenyi works)
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