Conlang
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Romplan
Runp
Type
Analytic
Alignment
Direct-Inverse
Head direction
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
Yes
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General Information[]

Romplan is an experimental conlang designed to test out two phonological (free Phonotactics and a small phoneme inventory) and two grammatical features (direct-inverse and aspect/tense combinations).

Phonology[]

Consonants[]

Bilabial Alveolar Velar
Nasal n
Plosive p t k
Fricative ɬ
Approximant ɹ
  • /n/ becomes homorganic with any following consonant.
  • /p/ and /k/ voice intervocalically, whereas /t/ becomes a flap [ɾ] (unless word-initial).
  • /p/ and /t/ become fricatives [ɸ] and [s] when adjacent to another phonemic stop.
  • /p/ and /t/ become voiced fricatives before voiced consonants.
  • /ɬ/ voices between any two voiced phones.
  • /ɹ/ r-colors any previous vowel.
  • /ɹ/ and /n/ may be syllabic, and even stressed.

Vowels[]

Front Back
High i u
Low ɐ
  • The high vowels lower to close-mid in stressed closed syllables, become semivowels when unstressed and vowel-adjacent, and lax when unstressed elsewhere.
  • /i/ also laxes before /ɹ/.
  • /ɐ/ backs to [ɑ] before /ɹ/.
  • The sequences /ɐi/ and /ɐu/ can be optionally realized as /ɛ/ and /ɔ/, respectively.

Phonotactics[]

(C)(C)V(C)(C)(C)

  • max: lkurnt "pest"
  • High vowels can fill the vowel-adjacent slots as well.
  • Occasionally, words consist of only a consonant.

Animacy[]

Nominal phrases[]

Verbs[]

Word order[]

Vocabulary[]

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