• Language: Chunotl
  • Created: 2004
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  • Language family: personal language
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A constructed language by Pablo Barenbaum.

Instead of using classic nominative/accusative or ergative/absolutive cases, Chunotl marks the words with a semantic case (agent, patient, topic or oblique).

Language sources: Nahuatl, Greek and Guarani.

Some ideas in Chunotl are inspired by Rick Mourneau's essays. The language aims to have a straightforward—but not rigid—syntax that has few ambiguities.For the phonology, I started with words I liked from other languages and tried to extract word-forming rules.