Antaric languages

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Antaric
Southern Antraean, Aressic, Macro-Lavinic
Ethnicity Lavinians, Calistians
Geographic
distribution
Antraea
Linguistic classification One of the world's primary language families
Proto-language Alarat continuum
Subdivisions
File:Antaric map.png
Present-day native distribution of the Antaric languages in Antraea and the Near East
  Lavinic
  Callistic
  Agastiri and Valcori

The Antaric languages (Nolavine: Antarcas Collixi) is an Antraean linguistic family that ranges from Carmelia (with known pockets in the Kells and Ancria) to the Near East, including the southern regions of the Bazgriyan NTZ. Its most widespread/culturally relevant languages are Lavinian (Lavíncas) Nolavine (Lavinéscas Caterθalis), Carmelian (Carmel es Cauθels) and Eletrian (Elervinko Kaθyli).

Classification

Features

Morphology

All Antaric languages share a consistent agglutination system. Its agglutination in its early stages are primarily defined by suffixes and most share a phenomenon of case stacking. In Antraean-based languages such as Myrcan and Lavinian, which are influenced by Cannonian, full agglutination as seen in more conservative branches such as Valcori are meted by analytic Cannonian and later Bazgric (by way of Galatian and Othaic), leading some (especially later Lavinian languages, such as Nolavine) to become more inflected rather than agglutinative. Despite this, the Antaric languages keep a consistent suffix system called sukmanihhe tivešarilla:

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Root Derivational Suffixes Article Possessive Pronoun Clitics Plural Case Anaphoric Plural (SA) Case (SA) Absolutive Pronoun Clitics Enclitic Particles & Conjunctions

Grammar

The Antaric languages are Ergative-Absolutive languages and use a Subject-Object-Verb order.

Vocabulary

In its early stages, the Antaric family maintained a fairly homogenous vocabulary until the Metharian migration period, which introduced many Hyrotic (by way of Telancrine) and Galatian words into it, such as barai (from Hyrotic baira "ship"), kahka (from Galatian kanka, "branch") or yahhu (from Hyrotic iyahahu "dawn"). The Antaric people's own later migration deep into Antraea proper would expand it thanks to Cannonian...