So, I've been working on and off on a conlang for a world of mine with 5 species of Keplerians. Keplerians are humanoids, and their main difference besides languages is their insides. But their mouth is basically the same as ours. So, I figured that any sound in the IPA will do, as long as I can pronounce it. Turns out, I can pronounce a lot of them, but not all. An example of what I can't pronounce is the Bilabial Trill. I just can't trill my B's like I can my R's. Here are my thoughts on the language:
No grammatical gender, just noun inflection. To my logical brain, saying things like "okay Cat is going to be feminine while Table is going to be neuter and Barbell is going to be masculine" is biased, completely arbitrary, and wrong. If I tried to have this split, I would be super biased to put almost everything in Neuter, which, that kind of majority bias doesn't exist in natlangs, so why have grammatical gender at all? Plus, having adjective and/or verb agreement also seems arbitrary and not useful, at least to me. If I only inflect the nouns however, and I do it with a system such as the Animacy Hierarchy, that seems very natural and not completely arbitrary while still allowing some wiggleroom(ex. Plants are usually considered inanimate in languages, even though in ways, they are animate(phototropism, gravitropism, growth, some flowers opening in the morning and others at night, sunflowers following the angle of the sun), maybe my language puts them in a class of minimal animacy(not inanimate, but not obviously animate either))
Aglutinnative morphology, so a lot of compounding of nouns and other words, like Hungarian. Ex. their word for Pregnant might be the word for baby infixed to the word for mom, literally baby inside mother. And the word for Baby might be the word for Keplerian with a diminutive affix added. And the word for Child might be the word for Baby but with another affix added. So the word structure for Pregnant might be something like this: Mom - (Diminutive - Keplerian) - Mom
Only intervocalic glottal stops, glottal stops at the start of words I can't pronounce at all and glottal stops between a vowel and a consonant or between 2 consonants are very hard for me to pronounce.
Very little to no umlaut(by this, I mean like the German umlaut, a vowel with 2 dots over it, it's very hard for me to pronounce, despite decent amounts of German exposure)
Inspired by Arabic Script
5 being a very important number, probably a subbase of 5
Base 60 or Base 20, haven't decided yet.