General information[edit | edit source]

Just an idea. irregular updates (Aug 2017)

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Type
Polysynthetic
Alignment
Active-stative
Head direction
Initial
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



Phonology[edit | edit source]

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ ŋʷ ɴ ɴʷ
Stop p b t d k kʷ g gʷ q qʷ ɢ ɢʷ
Affricate ts dz tʃ dʒ
Fricative f v s z ʃ ʒ x xʷ ɣ ɣʷ

χ χʷ ʁ ʁʷ

h
Approximant ɾ j w
(Trill)
Lateral l [ʎ~ʟ~ʟ̠]

*/χ χʷ ʁ ʁʷ ɾ/ may be [ʀ̥ ʀ̥ʷ ʀ ʀʷ r] in all positions.

Vowels[edit | edit source]

Short Long Fronted Backed
 i   ɪ   ii   iː   iu   ɪʊ̯ 
 e   ɛ   ee   æː   ei   eɪ̯   au   aʊ̯ 
 a   ʌ   a  ɑː   ai   aɪ̯   ou   oʊ̯ 
 o   ʊ   oo   uː   oi   oɪ̯ 
Unstressed
 i   ɪ 
 a   ə 
 o   ʊ 

Alphabet[edit | edit source]

Mm Nn Ŋŋ Ƞƞ Pp Bb Tt Dd Kk Gg Qɋ Ƣƣ Ff Vv Ss Zz Ʃʃ Ʒʒ Xx Ɣɣ #χ Ɽɽ Hh Ll Yy Ww Rr Ii Ee Aa Oo Uu

  1. Capital χ (#) resembles X with descenders
ŋ ŋ
ƞ ɴ
ɋ q
w w
u ʷ, ʊ̯

Phonotactics[edit | edit source]

CV[V/C](C)(C)

There are no doubled consonants. Unstressed <a> is frequently elided next to nasals, fricatives, rhotics & laterals. Affixes do not contain stressed vowels. /ɛ ʌ/ lower [æ ɑ] next to /ɴ q ɢ χ ʁ/. /ʌ ɑ(ː)/ round [ɔ ɒ(ː)] next to /m p b f v Cʷ/. /tʃ dʒ ʃ ʒ/ do not occur next to /j/.

Examples: <kuaŋxt> [kʷɔŋxt] pollen, <ƞaabr> [ɴɒːbr] walking stick, <ŋedʒv> [ŋɛdʒv] eel.

Grammar[edit | edit source]

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Nouns No No No No Yes No Yes No
Adjectives No No No No No No No No
Numbers No No No No No No No No
Participles No No No No No No No No
Adverb No No No No No No No No
Pronouns No No No No No No No No
Adpositions No No No No No No No No
Article No No No No No No No No
Particle No No No No No No No No

Nouns[edit | edit source]

Verbs[edit | edit source]

Syntax[edit | edit source]

Vocabulary[edit | edit source]

Example text[edit | edit source]

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