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Minimalese is an experimental conlang created by wikia user NeptuneNeptuneNeptune. It isn't designed to be especially efficient or minimalistic, and is more of an average conlang.

Minimalese
Minimiri
Type
Synthetic
Alignment
Nominative-accusative
Head direction
Head-initial
Tonal
No
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
No
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect




Phonology[]

Consonants[]

Bilabial Alveolar Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p t k
Fricative f s z h
Flap or tap ⱱ̟ ɾ

Vowels[]

Front Back
High i u ~ ʊ
Low ɑ

Any consonant cluster headed by <k> will be pronounced as /k/. For example, kha (Three in Minimalese) is pronounced /kɑ/. No affricates exist in this language, so /ts/ and /ps/ are read as just ts and ps.

Writing System[]

Minimalese can be written with many scripts. In this case, Cyrillic.

Letter п т к м н ф с ж x б p a
Sound /p/ /t/ /k/ /m/ /n/ /f/ /s/ /z/ /h/ /ⱱ̟/ /ɾ/ /ɑ/
Letter и y
Sound /i/ /u~ʊ/

Grammar[]

Nouns[]

Nouns have no gender, and don't have plurality by themselves; only cases can tell if a noun is plural or not. There are also no nominative-accusative cases.

Pronouns[]

Minimalese has six pronouns: first, second, third masculine and feminine, indefinite and interrogative.

1 2 3MAS 3FEM INDEF INT
ni ri ka ta sui biutus

Verbs[]

Minimalese has four aspects: perfect, perfective, imperfect and imperfective. It also has three tenses: past, present and future. Subject pronouns can be ditched for verbs, even if regular ones don't have conjugation for grammatical person.

Syntax[]

Minimalese is usually SOV, and clauses are SV. If there's no subject, then the word order is OV.

Lexicon[]

Example text[]

Kiru aririantastsa / sizina aresriu kisitsa / niu hama ki.

"Leaves falling downwards / The start of autumn’s season/ Thankfulness begins."

The link to Minimalese's slides are here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xyal5KB0u1g_ZFl1ZBb5yM9L-FyaeUM8BoELEyefujA/edit?usp=sharing

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