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⁵ui²y is a Musical Conlang created by InfernalToast/Nondescrypt for the third annual Scratch Conlanging Studio contest.

⁵ui²y
⁵ui²y
Type Analytic/Synthetic Mix
Alignment Nominative-Accusative (maybe)
Head direction Initial
Tonal Yes
Declensions Yes
Conjugations No
Genders No
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
Meta-information
Progress 0%
Statistics
Nouns 0%
Verbs 0%
Adjectives 0%
Syntax 0%
Words 0 of 50
Creator Nondescrypt


Classification and DialectsEdit

Highly structured, as most of the grammar is based on word order.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

The purpose of this language is to have no consonants whatsoever, ergo there are none.

However, consonants did play a role historically, in that they developed into the different tones present currently.

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High i y ɯ u
Near-high
High-mid ɘ ɤ
Mid
Low-mid ɔ
Near-low æ œ*
Low

Vowels can also be nazalized (ⁿ) and breathy ( ̥)

*slightly higher than the /æ/ of General American English

Tones Edit

This language has 5 levels of tones, all of which can/are combined in different ways to expand the range of possible sounds. Each of the tones, ordered 1 to 5 in ascending order, is one of the 5 notes on the pentatonic scale.

PhonotacticsEdit

Writing SystemEdit

⁵ui²y Script Edit

"_________" (lit. soundflow) Edit
Letter
Sound i y ɯ u ɘ ɤ ɔ æ œ (-ⁿ) ( ̥)
Letter | . . .|. . . | . . .|. . . |
Tone A B D E G
Letter
Sound

The bar "|" along the three dots ". . ." denotes the position of the main flowing line of the word in ⁵ui²y Script.

Romanization Edit

Letter i y w u e U o a O n h
Sound i y ɯ u ɘ ɤ ɔ æ œ (-ⁿ) ( ̥)
Letter 1 2 3 4 5
Tone A B D E G

When there is a slide from one tone to another, it will be written as (StartingTone)(EndingTone)[vowel(s)](FinishAscention). For example, if you are moving from note E to note G during the vowels ɯ, i, and ɘ, it is written as 45wie5.. The "." denotes that the next note will be jumped to directly, without a slide.

When you waver around in note but remain at a single vowel, it is written (StartingTone)/(Waver1)/(Waver2)/(etc.)[vowel] (denoted by the "/" between tones). It is assumed that once a vowel is changed, it will remain at the final tone on the next vowel unless otherwise noted. Length of each tone, unfortunately, cannot be denoted in the romanization; however, it is denoted by the length of the line in the original script.

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

Nouns can be marked for number, but gender and definiteness are nonexistent in this language and case is denoted by word order and postpositional particles.

The word added at the end of a noun to mark duality is "5yu"

The word added at the end of a noun to mark several is "5Ua"

The word added at the end of a noun to mark a very large number of something is "5oO"

Singulars are left unmarked.

The particles that come at the start of a noun phrase are as follows:

acc nom dat of(gen) to(place) in/on/at with(together) with(instrumental)
indef
3o 3on 4Oh 4oh3ih 2u5un 1ui2i 1/3/2/3ui2i
def 1a 3/1/3O 3ona 4Oha 4oh3iha 2u5uun1a 1ui2i1a 1/3/2/3ui2ia

(Sorry, this box seems to have glitched and gotten a bit broken, and I don't really want to fix it at the minute.)

near/adjacent behind between from

indef

2ehe3/2i 2un32ue 3en2ee4\3y 2u3eh43i
def 2ehea 2un32ue1a 3en2ee4\3ya 2u3eh43a

"Under" is denoted as a verb ("undering")

VerbsEdit

Agreement Edit

1,2 sing dual some many
1st -1o -1e -1o -2ue
2nd - - -1o -2u
3rd -1ou -1e -1o -2ue

Edit

3,4 sing dual some many
1st -4o -3e -3o -3ue
2nd -4o - -3o -4u
3rd -4ou -3e -3o -4ue
5 sing dual some many
1st -5o -5e -5o -5ue
2nd - - -5o -5ue
3rd -5ou -5e -5o -5ue

Moods Edit

Imperative -

SyntaxEdit

Connotations of Word Order in the Sentence Edit

The sentence is ordered such that words will always come in this order:

Declarative Sentence:

Stative - SOV, head is initial but for adjectives.

Transitive - [[Adjective]Subject

Intransitive -

Interrogative Sentence:

Imperative Sentence:

Concatenation of Words Edit

When two words are combined to make a new word, they will typically be joined by a -u- particle between them. It takes on whichever note is most convinient for the speaker and often acts as an intermediate point for the note to trasition smoothly, as in a singular word.

LexiconEdit

"5yu4e" - two

"2U4/3/4e1w" - park, sanctuary

"1y23ia3.1" - dog

"1w2un1e" - man

"21Uun1.21e" - woman

"24iii4.5e" - just~only

"3/2/3i" - I

"3/2/4i" - (of) me

"2eha4ai" - walk

"4i5o" - what

"3ouO2.5a" - why

4i5o-4u-3ouO2.5a 4uu3i 3/1/3O

4uaw 1aO5iii 3/1a3o

Example textEdit

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