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The language spoken by the Bwap race.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Wawa-pakekeke-wawa, also known as Wapawab-kebwapefeab, is the language of the Bwaps.


Its sentence structure is of the form Verb – Object – Subject. The verb itself encodes the subject pronounand state or emotion, so a simple transitive sentence could simply consist of an inflected verb and an object.


Verbs are suffixed with one or two syllables that carries the subject and the speaker’s state of being or emotional reaction. The consonants of this syllable carry the state, while the vowel carries the pronoun. Please note however that in real life Bwaps have some complications to this scheme.


Phonology, the study of the sound systems of a language.

  • phoneme, allophone, segment, mora, syllable, foot, stress, tone, etc.


Tense, aspect, and negation are carried on words separate from the verb. Nouns are inflected for possession and number. There is no grammatical gender or case system.


Syntax is the study of how words combine to form grammatical sentences.

  • phrase, clause, grammatical function, grammatical voice, etc.


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A lexicon is the word supply of a language.

  • word, lexeme, lemma, lexicon, vocabulary, terminology, etc.


Semantics is the study of the meaning of words (lexical semantics), and how these combine to form the meanings of sentences.

  • meaning, sense, entailment, truth condition, compositionality, etc.


Pragmatics is the study of how language is used by its speakers.

  • presupposition, implicature, deixis

History & Background (Historical Linguistics)[edit]

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Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This language is primarily in use in the following areas:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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