Conlang
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Saashe
Záasè
Type
Isolating
Alignment
SVO
Head direction
Final
Tonal
Yes
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
No
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General information[]

Phonology[]

Consonants: IPA (transliteration)[]

Labial Lamino-Alveolar Apico-Alveolar Retroflex Velar Glottal
Nasal m (m) n (n)
Plosive p, b (p, b) t, d (t, d) ʈ (tt) k, g (k, g)
Fricative f (f) s̻ (z) s̺ (s) ʂ (ss) x (x) h (h)
Flap ɾ (r) ɽ (rr)

Vowels: IPA (transliteration).[]

Front Unr. Front R. Central Back Unr. Back R.
Close i (i) y (iu) ɨ (ia) u (u)
Close-mid e (e) ø (eu) ɵ~ɘ (ua) o (o)
Open-mid ε (ee) œ (eo) ʌ (oa) ɔ (oo)
Open a (a) ɑ (aa)

All vowels have an independent tone and can be nasal.

Alphabet[]

Saashe has an alphabet, but for convenience, the latin transliteration from the charts above will be used here.

Tones are indicated with an accent:

Low: none (a)

High: circumflex (â)

Rising: acute (á)

Falling: grave (à)

Nasal vowels are represented with a following n:

/ã˧˥/: án

/õ˥/: ôn

Phonotactics[]

A syllable must be CV.

Grammar[]

Nouns[]

Pluralization[]

Pluralization is not gramatically relevant and can be made four ways:

A new word:

Animal: sèhu

Animals: gaa


A suffix (either -dá or -líu)

World: póa

Worlds: póadá

The "plural of" word with the genitive articles (interchangeable with the suffixes)

Worlds: kûe póa kê (of a world bunch)


A singular suffix (-nu) out of collective nouns:

Fruits: sê

Fruit: sênu


The plural suffix to a plural noun (considered uneducated):

Animals: gaadá


Syntax[]

Vocabulary[]

Example text[]

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