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Unu
Unu
Type Agglutinative
Alignment Nominative-Accusative
Head direction 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
Meta-information
Progress 3%
Statistics
Nouns 5%
Verbs 4%
Adjectives 3%
Syntax 0%
Words of 1500
Creator [[User:|]]


Classification and Dialects[]

Unu was built in the year 7 SL to protect the citizens of Unuman. It was built to be easily pronouncable and highly logical, but hard to learn for foreigners.

Phonology[]

Consonants[]

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Glottal
Nasal m t d ɲ ʔ
Plosive p b n
Fricative
Affricate s z ʃ ʒ
Approximant ʋ

Vowels[]

Front Central Back
Close i u
Close-Mid e o
Mid
Open a

Phonotactics[]

Sounds /ɲ/ /ʃ/ /ʒ/ cannot be at the beginning of a word.

Sound /ʔ/ is really rare, only existing in a dozen words.

The syllable structure is strictly (C)V(C).

Stress is always on the first syllable.

The word order is SOV.


Writing System[]

Letter a b d e ' i m n ny o p s
Sound a b d e ʔ i m n ɲ o p s
Letter sy t u v z zy
Sound ʃ t u ʋ z ʒ
Letter
Sound

Grammar[]

Nouns[]

Nouns are divided into two types: Those that end in a vowel and those that end in a consonant

The third type(Ends in ') is really rare and has the same endings as the second type

Cases[]

Nouns are declined for 15 cases:

Case Type I ending Type I noun Type II ending Type II noun
Nominative / Onda / Min
Accusative t Ondat it Minit
Genitive m Ondam em Minem
Partitive n Ondan eten Mineten
Inessive nya Ondanya ia Minia
Elative nye Ondanye ie Minie
Illative nyo Ondanyo io Minio
Adessive sya Ondasya isa Minisa
Ablative sye Ondasye ise Minise
Allative syo Ondasyo iso Miniso
Initiative po Ondapo ipo Minipo
Terminative pi Ondapi ipi Minipi
Abessive va Ondava ava Minava
Causal man Ondaman oman Minoman
Instrumental-Comitative mat Ondamat omat Minomat

Nominative denotes the subject of the sentence.

Accusative denotes the object of the sentence.

Genitive denotes possessions, substances and origins.

Partitive is used for negations, quantities and incomplete actions.

Inessive denotes position inside something.

Elative denotes movement out of something.

Illative denotes movement into something.

Adessive denotes position on something.

Ablative denotes movement from something.

Allative denotes movement to something.

Initiative indicates from where the action started.

Terminative indicates where the action ended.

Abessive indicates the lack of something.

Causal indicates the cause of an action.

Instrumental-Comitative answers to How? and With whom? questions.

Number[]

Nouns have four numbers: Singular, Paucal, Plural and Collective

Number Singular Type I Paucal Type I Plural Type I Collective Type I Singular Type II Paucal Type II Plural Type II Collective Type II
Suffix / psi pseve va / eps on epson
Example Onda Ondapsi Ondapseve Ondava Min Mineps Minon Minepson

Number suffixes are added before the case suffixes.

Pronouns[]

Pronouns have the same case endings as the nouns.

English I You(Sg.) He/She We(inclusive) We(exclusive) You(Pl.) They
Nominative Ozy Kazy Pes Ozyepson Ozyon Kazyon Peson
Accusative Ozyit Kazyit Pesit Ozyepsonit Ozyonit Kazyonit Pesonit
Genitive Ozyem Kazyem Pesem Ozyepsonem Ozyonem Kazyonem Pesonem
Partitive Ozyeten Kazyeten Peseten Ozyepsoneten Ozyoneten Kazyoneten Pesoneten
Inessive Ozyia Kazyia Pesia Ozyepsonia Ozyonia Kazyonia Pesonia
Elative Ozyie Kazyie Pesie Ozyepsonie Ozyonie Kazyonie Pesonie
Illative Ozyio Kazyio Pesio Ozyepsonio Ozyonio Kazyonip Pesonip
Adessive Ozyisa Kazyisa Pesisa Ozyepsonisa Ozyonisa Kazyonisa Pesonisa
Ablative Ozyise Kazyise Pesise Ozyepsonise Ozyonise Kazyonise Pesonise
Allative Ozyiso Kazyiso Pesiso Ozyepsoniso Ozyoniso Kazyoniso Pesoniso
Initiative Ozyipo Kazyipo Pesipo Ozyepsonipo Ozyonipo Kazyonipo Pesonipo
Terminative Ozyipi Kazyipi Pesipi Ozyepsonipi Ozyonipi Kazyonipi Pesonipi
Abessive Ozyava Kazyava Pesava Ozyepsonava Ozyonava Kazyonava Pesonava
Causal Ozyoman Kazyoman Pesoman Ozyepsonoman Ozyonoman Kazyonoman Pesonoman
Instrumental-Comitative Ozyomat Kazyomat Pesomat Ozyepsonomat Ozyonomat Kazyonomat Pesonomat

Verbs[]

Syntax[]

Lexicon[]

Example text[]

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