This language is based directly on Chinese, although it looks somewhat like Quechua. The words come directly from Simplified Chinese characters, as the characters are transformed into sounds. The etymologies are from Chinese.

Basic System[]

The basic syllable structure:

(A)(E)B(C) or (D)B(C)

A={d, g, k, kh, k', p, ph, p', q, qh, q', t, th, or t'} B={a, i, or u} C={n, l, q, r, s, y} D={sh, ll, h, s, w} E={l, r, y}

Example text[]

Actual Chinese (Simplified): "学而时习之,不亦说乎?有朋自远方来,不亦乐乎?人不知而不愠,不亦君子乎?"

Unu Tinqu: Phyutsu haru siqthu ishu itsu. Upu shawka tinqu inpu? Hyaynu dyaynu iqt'u tuynin shangu aylu. Upu shawka ilyu inpu? Iru upu onyu haru upu syayq'u, upu shawka untru utsu inpu?

From the Analects of Confucius, 学而第一, 一之一

Numbers: illi (one) ari (two) ansu (three) isu (four) imwu (five) shurk'i (six) ilsi (seven) urk'i (eight) iwqhli (nine) irsi (ten).


To change a character into Unu Tinqu, one must first divide the character into three parts. The left and top make one part of the character, the middle is a second part, and the bottom and right make up a third part. Each word has a two-syllable result except for extremely common words like de. The initial consonants are defined by the first part, the final consonant by the third part, and everything in between by the second part. It is not impossible to have two different ways to say a character.