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Novodoman Language of Los Ricos (WIP)

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Novodoman (Language)
(Lengoma) Nava-gomana


Pronunciation: [noβo'do'man], [naβa go'ma'na]


Region: La Paz de Los Ricos, small communities worldwide


Ethnicity: Hispanic, Ricano


Native Speakers: N/A


Language Family:
- Spanish Creole
- Romance Creole
- Novodoman


Script: "Novoscrito" Script, Latin Script


Official Status


Official Language of: La Paz de Los Ricos


Regulated by: Acadameɾ̣a Nava-gomana deval Ricania

Novodoman is a Romance language spoken almost exclusively in La Paz de Los Ricos. It began approximately two centuries ago, when the language was originally a corruption of the Spanish languages with several native languages, most notably Marhuano, and several now-extinct languages.

Around 60-80 percent of the language has evolved from Spanish, borrowing accents (, , , , ), as well as , but dropping the letter (in favor of modifying the letter "h") as well as dropping the marks and as punctuation. The language also borrows some elements from Portuguese from the Portuguese occupation of La Paz de Los Ricos, as well as some elements from French (most notably "vuso", borrowed from "vous", meaning "you"), and English.

The earliest known written use of Novodoman was the Ricano Trials of Anti-Dependence, the document declaring Ricano independence from the Spanish empire.

Novodoman most likely began as early as the 1850s, when Spanish colonists discovered the islands off of the South American coast. As Spain colonized the islands, natives began to incorporate Spanish into their own languages. The earliest proto-Novodoman language was called "Noeva Jispaniol", an unstable creole language, with varying spellings and syntax based on where the language was spoken. A unified alphabet wouldn't come until 2018, with changes still expected in the future. As the language progressed, it was eventually named "Novo Lendoma", which, in that language, meant "New Language."

Eventually, a common alphabet was reached, the Novoscrito Alphabet, which included several inverted letters (such as ɾ̣, meant as an inverted letter j, with the pronunciation /ʝ/), and otherwise modified Latin letters (such as ʞ, originally meant as a corrupted letter x, and not as an inverted k, contrary to popular belief). One of the most significant changes was the adoption of the letter h to produce sounds. The Spanish word "hablar" was corrupted in Noeva Jispaniol, pronounced "wablar", and the letter h has now lost its placeholder status, and now represents the sound /w/. The letter w, as a result, is now considered obsolete within Novodoman scripture.

The language has also adopted a Latin scripture, using the twenty-six basic Latin letters A-Z. This scripture replaces certain characters not found in that alphabet, such as ɾ̣, ʞ, and with the "apostrophe rule." This rules states:

"For exceptions of the basic Latin Alphabet, their counterparts shall be composed of their equivalent character twice, separated by an apostrophe in the middle to indicate the presence of said letter. Capitalized forms of these letters shall include both characters in uppercase."

As a result, these letters are replaced, respectively, as:

ɾ̣ = j'j

ʞ = x'x

= n'n

The Acadameɾ̣a Nava-gomana is currently considering requests to permanently substitute the letter in the Novoscrito with either n'n, or a separate letter altogether, as the letter is considered a "remnant of Spanish influence", with the Academy stating that they "wish to expand our tongue on our own, without assistance from the parent tongue.

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Character

English Equivalent

Phenome

[Uppercase]: A
[Lowercase]: a

[Uppercase]: A
[Lowercase]: a

[Uppercase]: B
[Lowercase]: b

[Uppercase]: B
[Lowercase]: b

[Uppercase]: C
[Lowercase]: c

[Uppercase]: C
[Lowercase]: c

[Uppercase]: D
[Lowercase]: d

[Uppercase]: D
[Lowercase]: d

[Uppercase]: E
[Lowercase]: e

[Uppercase]: E
[Lowercase]: e

[Uppercase]: F
[Lowercase]: f

[Uppercase]: F
[Lowercase]: f

[Uppercase]: G
[Lowercase]: g

[Uppercase]: G
[Lowercase]: g

[Uppercase]: H
[Lowercase]: h

[Uppercase]: H
[Lowercase]: h

[Uppercase]: W
[Lowercase]: w

[Uppercase]: ʞ
[Lowercase]: ʞ

[Uppercase]: H
[Lowercase]: h

[Uppercase]: I
[Lowercase]: i

[Uppercase]: E(E)
[Lowercase]: e(e)

[Uppercase]: K
[Lowercase]: k

[Uppercase]: K
[Lowercase]: k

[Uppercase]: L
[Lowercase]: l

[Uppercase]: L
[Lowercase]: l

[Uppercase]: ſ
[Lowercase]: ɾ̣

[Uppercase]: Y
[Lowercase]: y

[Uppercase]: M
[Lowercase]: m

[Uppercase]: M
[Lowercase]: m

[Uppercase]: N
[Lowercase]: n

[Uppercase]: N
[Lowercase]: n

[Uppercase]:
[Lowercase]:

[Uppercase]: N(G)
[Lowercase]: n(g)

[Uppercase]: O
[Lowercase]: o

[Uppercase]: O
[Lowercase]: o

[Uppercase]: P
[Lowercase]: p

[Uppercase]: P
[Lowercase]: p

[Uppercase]: Q
[Lowercase]: q

[Uppercase]: Q
[Lowercase]: q

[Uppercase]: R
[Lowercase]: r

[Uppercase]: R
[Lowercase]: r

[Uppercase]: S
[Lowercase]: s

[Uppercase]: S
[Lowercase]: s

[Uppercase]: T
[Lowercase]: t

[Uppercase]: T
[Lowercase]: t

[Uppercase]: U
[Lowercase]: u

[Uppercase]: U
[Lowercase]: u

[Uppercase]: V
[Lowercase]: v

[Uppercase]: V
[Lowercase]: v

[Uppercase]: X
[Lowercase]: x

[Uppercase]: X, H
[Lowercase]: x, h

/ks/

Link/x/

Link/s/

[Uppercase]: Y
[Lowercase]: y

[Uppercase]: Y
[Lowercase]: y

[Uppercase]: Z
[Lowercase]: z

[Uppercase]: Z
[Lowercase]: z

The Novoscrito Writing Script is the main writing script of Novodoman. It incorporates
special characters based on Latin letters, and is most widely used within La Paz de Los Ricos.
All official and most non-official documentation is originally constructed using this script, then
modified into the Latin Script as necessary.


Character

English Equivalent

Phenome

[Uppercase]: A
[Lowercase]: a

[Uppercase]: A
[Lowercase]: a

[Uppercase]: B
[Lowercase]: b

[Uppercase]: B
[Lowercase]: b

[Uppercase]: C
[Lowercase]: c

[Uppercase]: C
[Lowercase]: c

[Uppercase]: D
[Lowercase]: d

[Uppercase]: D
[Lowercase]: d

[Uppercase]: E
[Lowercase]: e

[Uppercase]: E
[Lowercase]: e

[Uppercase]: F
[Lowercase]: f

[Uppercase]: F
[Lowercase]: f

[Uppercase]: G
[Lowercase]: g

[Uppercase]: G
[Lowercase]: g

[Uppercase]: H
[Lowercase]: h

[Uppercase]: H
[Lowercase]: h

[Uppercase]: W
[Lowercase]: w

[Uppercase]: X'X
[Lowercase]: x'x

[Uppercase]: H
[Lowercase]: h

[Uppercase]: I
[Lowercase]: i

[Uppercase]: E(E)
[Lowercase]: e(e)

[Uppercase]: K
[Lowercase]: k

[Uppercase]: K
[Lowercase]: k

[Uppercase]: L
[Lowercase]: l

[Uppercase]: L
[Lowercase]: l

[Uppercase]: J'J
[Lowercase]: j'j

[Uppercase]: Y
[Lowercase]: y

[Uppercase]: M
[Lowercase]: m

[Uppercase]: M
[Lowercase]: m

[Uppercase]: N
[Lowercase]: n

[Uppercase]: N
[Lowercase]: n

[Uppercase]: N'N
[Lowercase]: n'n

[Uppercase]: N(G)
[Lowercase]: n(g)

[Uppercase]: O
[Lowercase]: o

[Uppercase]: O
[Lowercase]: o

[Uppercase]: P
[Lowercase]: p

[Uppercase]: P
[Lowercase]: p

[Uppercase]: Q
[Lowercase]: q

[Uppercase]: Q
[Lowercase]: q

[Uppercase]: R
[Lowercase]: r

[Uppercase]: R
[Lowercase]: r

[Uppercase]: S
[Lowercase]: s

[Uppercase]: S
[Lowercase]: s

[Uppercase]: T
[Lowercase]: t

[Uppercase]: T
[Lowercase]: t

[Uppercase]: U
[Lowercase]: u

[Uppercase]: U
[Lowercase]: u

[Uppercase]: V
[Lowercase]: v

[Uppercase]: V
[Lowercase]: v

[Uppercase]: X
[Lowercase]: x

[Uppercase]: X, H
[Lowercase]: x, h

/ks/

Link/x/

Link/s/

[Uppercase]: Y
[Lowercase]: y

[Uppercase]: Y
[Lowercase]: y

[Uppercase]: Z
[Lowercase]: z

[Uppercase]: Z
[Lowercase]: z

The Latin Script was designed to better help English speakers understand what Novodoman
characters mean, and how they're pronounced. The script is also to alleviate the issues that appear
with the use of Unicode to generate certain Novodoman characters. This script is most widely used
outside of Los Ricos, or with exchanges with those who aren't comfortable or familiar with Novoscrito.

On the right of the page, contained within spoilers, are the respective scripts for Novodoman. They each are labeled on their spoiler, with a short description below. They are formatted to contain the letter, the English equivalent, and the phenome (with linked example) to demonstrate the sound they approximate.

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