Ghaf

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Ghaf
[ ɣɑf ]
Period c. 3900 YP
Spoken in unknown
Total speakers unknown
Writing system unknown
Classification Edastean
 Dāiadak
  Ferahic
   Ghaf
Typology
Basic word order VSO
Morphology fusional
Alignment ERG-ABS
Credits
Created by Corumayas

Ghaf is a language of the Edastean family, spoken between 3800 and 4000 YP. It is a descendant of Yïåf.

Genealogy

  • Ndak Ta (c. -1900 YP)
    • Adāta (c. 0-200 YP)
      • Adhāsth (Old Ayāsthi) (c. 800-1000 YP)

Sample

  • Hyep jevö Šihä, jerhä garoğ ghe, jerhä jeKähäd, baghat dühiymrä äryö, dufaor äryö: Rëzat, retähyö darsoyaftu yehyö jöfer rebähöh, räghävrefäk äghöd hïrëho nay.
  • [ çɛ́p ˈʤɛ́vœ ʃiˈhæ̂ | ʤɛˈr̻æ̂ ɡɑˈrɔ̂ɰ ɣɛ́ | ʤɛˈr̻æ̂ ʤɛ.kæˈhæ̂d | bɑˈɣɑ̂t dy.hɪjmˈræ̀ æˈrʲœ̂ | duˈfɑ́or æˈrʲœ̂ ‖ rʌˈzɑ́t | rɛ.tæˈçœ̂ dɑr.sɔˈjɑ́f.tu jɛˈçœ̂ ʤœˈfɛ̂r rɛˈbǽ.hœh | ræ.ɣævˈrɛ̀.fæk æˈɣœ́d hɯ.rʌˈhɔ̀ náj ]
  • thus SBJV-speak-3SG.PST Šihä, king[ABS] great DEF.SG, king[ABS] LOC-Kähäd, brother[ABS] DAT-sun and DAT-moon and: ABL-time ABL-REL SBJV.NEG-sit-1SG.MOD 1SG.ABS LOC-throne ABL-father=my, foreign.country[ABS]-PL all hostile 1SG.DAT

(taken from the Tsinakan text)

See also