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Name: ɯð̼ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋɯɱ

Type: Agglutinative

Alignment: Direct

Head Direction: Head-Final

Number of genders: 1

Declensions: Yes

Conjugations: No

Nouns declined
according to
Case Number
Definitiveness Gender
Verbs conjugated
according to
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect

(Note: Both verb conjugations and noun declensions are noun declensions.)

I tried to contradict multiple linguistic universals and make strange sounds, while also making a language with an artificial history. Eventually, I ended up not contradicting all that many, honestly.

This language can be analyzed as using a zero copula in every sentence, because it has no verbs. It does have direct markers. Also, it lacks stops and fricatives (though it could be argued that certain approximants are fricatives).

History?Edit

This language exists on somewhere that isn't Earth. This is a language that is spoken on the home planet of the world.

Some of them originally wrote down the name of the language as "Afono(d)zov" or "Asonobov", after hearing [ɯɸ̺ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋ](my language) as something like "(a/u)(s/hw/f/th)(o/u)(n/m)(o/u)(b/v/w/z/l)(o/u)(v/w)" as a whole. Eventually, "Asonobov" prevailed, despite "ahwonowow" being slightly more accurate (hence, Asonobov redirects here).






IPA ChartEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Native StandardizedEdit

Trader speechEdit

Consonant phonemes
Labiodental Linguolabial Alveolar Dental Retroflex
Voiceless Voiced Voiceless Voiced Voiceless Voiced Voiceless Voiced Voiceless Voiced
Nasal ɱ̥ ɱ n̼̊ n̪̊ ɳ̊
Approximant ʋ̥ ʋ ɸ̺ ð̼ ɻ̊ ɻ
Lateral fric. ɬ̪ ɮ̪ ɬ ɮ ɭ˔
Lateral app. l̼̊ l̪̊ ɭ̊ ɭ

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High ɯ
Near-high ɯ̽
High-mid ɤ(ɤ̃)+
Mid ʌ̝
Low-mid
Near-low ɞ̞
Low

Syllabic Consonants = ʁ̞, ʟ̠

+This vowel was created specifically to avoid large consonant clusters by coming in between letters and taking the place of the nasal laterals, and is never actually used in non-trade settings. However, it is used by the aliens from space, and it makes the language easier to pronounce, so it is incorporated here.

PhonotacticsEdit

The language is V(C), and the words are pronounced vowel-consonant. For example, Arabic would be pronounced ar.ab.ic, and not a.ra.bic.

AdjectivesEdit

Adjectives are nouns without noun markers. For example, angry person would be like "angerwith person".

Noun DeclensionEdit

VoiceEdit

Voice is indicated by prefixes which can be analyzed as possessive pronouns. There are unique declensions for 1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person, 1st person exclusive, and 2nd person exclusive, and 3rd person exclusive
1st person/exclusive = [ɯɸ̺]/[ɯð̼]
1st person inclusive is created by combining the relevant 1st and 2nd person prefixes.
1st person-3rd person is created by combining the relevant 1st and 3rd person prefixes.
2nd person/exclusive = [ɯ̽ʋ̥]/[ɯ̽ʋ]
2nd person inclusive is created by combining the relevant 2nd and 3rd person prefixes.
3rd person/plural = [ɯ̽ɱ̥]/[ɯ̽ɱ] 3rd person inclusive is created by combining the relevant 3rd person prefixes.

PluralityEdit

The number of a noun depends on the number of the voice. All nouns that have singular voice are singular, and all nouns with plural voice are plural. If the voice number and noun number do not match, a singular/plural marker is used. Nouns with no voice are given the plurality of the subject

[ɯð̼ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋɯɱ] = [ɯð̼]-[ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋ]-[ɯɱ] = 1st person exclusive prefix-languages-singular = our language [ɯɸ̺ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋ] = [ɯɸ̺] - [ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋ] = 1st person prefix-language = my language

CasesEdit

All cases except comitative and "towards something" are prefixing.

ɯɮ = comitative (beside, along with)

ɞ̞ɻ = (towards something, sometimes also a noun like "forwards-ness", as in ɞ̞ɳ̊ɞ̞n̼ɯ̽l̼ɞ̞ɻ, "I go forwards.")

PositionalsEdit

ɞ̞l̥ = inessive (in)
ɞ̞ɻ = instrumental (using)

TenseEdit

There are prefixes that identify the tenses "past", "present", and "future". When standing alone in front of a sentence, it signifies that this extends over the entire sentence/passage. When attached to a word, it signifies that just the word is in that time.

past = ɞ̞ɱ(ɤn̥)
future = ɞ̞n̼(ɤn̥)

(progressive) = ɞ̞ɻ

DirectEdit

Nouns functioning in a sentence take a marker that shows that they are part of a sentence. They are automatically plural.

[ɞ̞ɳ̊ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋ] = [ɞ̞ɳ̊]-[ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋ] = direct marker-languages = Languages.

[ɞ̞n̼ɤn̥ ɯ̽l̼ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋɯɮ ɞ̞ɳ̊ɯ̽ɱɯ̽ɬ̪ɤɭ] = [ɞ̞n̼ɤn̥] [ɯ̽l̼]-[ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋ]-[ɯɮ] [ɞ̞ɳ̊]-[ɯ̽ɱ]-[ɯ̽ɬ̪ɤɭ] = past 1st person prefix-language(s)-COM direct marker-3rd person exclusive prefix-name(s) = Their names were with my language.

[ɯð̼ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋɯɱ] = [ɯð̼]-[ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋ]-[ɯɱ] = 1st person exclusive prefix-languages-singular = our language

ɞ̞n̼ɤn̥ ɯɻ̊ɯ̽ɻ ɞ̞ɳ̊ɤɭɤn̼̊ The quick fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Words in the Language / [ɯn̼̊ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋ ɤɱɯʋɤn̼ɯɱ]Edit

anger = ɞ̞ð̼ɞ̞ʋ
body = ɤʋɯɻ
language = ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋ
name = ɯ̽ɬ̪ɤɭ
task = ɤɳ̊ɯɱ
word = ɤɱɯʋɤn̼

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