| Fàlm |
|Period||0 YP to 300 YP|
|Spoken in||the shores of Do Anjake, eastern Tuysáfa|
|Basic word order||unknown|
Fàlm is a koine language descendent from Famju languages. As the time passed, they diverged more and more, gradually forming several varieties: western, northern, southern, northeastern, eastern, central and Nlãnj ke. Some of them further divided into dialects. As Fàlm people began to trade across the lake and their general mobility increased, dialectal mixing occured, with some features taken from one dialect and others from another. Initially this was but a pidgin, used between traders from different regions. Eventually however, due to it's relative closeness to the dialects and increased communication between speakers, it became the main language of the settlements near the lake. From there it began expanding outwards, but it did manage to displace all Nlãnj ke dialects, with outermost ones and the most innovating keeping their status.
Usage of the name
Fàlm is in itself the endonym of most Nlãnj ke dialects. Where different, it's due to different sound changes. It's also the endonym of the new koine speech. However, in this article it's used only as the latter. As for Nlãnj ke, it's the name of the Do Anjake lake in some of the Nlãnj ke dialects. In the article this name is used to refer the language and its dialects, from which Fàlm has appeared.
|p b||t͡s <ც> d͡z <ძ>||t d||t͡ʃ <ჩ> d͡ʒ <ჯ>||k|
|f (v)||s z||ʃ <შ> ʒ <ჟ>||x ɣ <ღ>|
|r l||j||ɫ <ʌ̊>|
|ɛ <e>||ɤ <ʌ>|
|œ <ɵ>||ɔ <o>|
|æ <ɜ>||ɑ <a>|
|jɛ <je> iu <iu>||jɤ <jʌ> ɨu <ɨu>|
|jy <jʉ> ɛɥ <ey>||ju <ju> ɤw <ʌw>|
|ɛj <ej> ɛɔ̯ <eo>||ɤj <ʌj> ɤɔ̯ <ʌo>|
|jœ <jɵ> œɥ <ɵy>||jɔ <jo> ɔw <ow>|
|æj <ɜj> æœ̯ <ɜɵ>||aj <aj> ɑɔ̯ <ao>|
There are six tones, called provisorily even, high, low, long low, broken and low broken. Their variation is big and more often than not their realisation doesn't match the names. It's here that Fàjm has the greatest diversity.
|Low||ò||˥˩~˥˧~˧˩, ˩, ˩˩, ˧˧|
|Long low||ȍ||˥˧˩, ˥˩, ˩˩, ˧˧|
|Long broken||õ||˧˧.˥, ˧˩.˥|
There are at least three distinct tonal systems, with some intermixing between them.