Name: Asonobow

Type: Isolating

Alignment: N/A

Head Direction: Non-Tree

Number of genders: 1

Declensions: No

Conjugations: No

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

-Make more words.
-Make more sentences.

This language has no verbs, pronouns, or vowels.

Pages with links to this page:
Ɯð̼ɤn̼̊ɤð̼ɤʋɯɱ (alternate name)
Asonobov (alternate name)
Гышфту (alternate name)
Gishfut (Гышфут) (alternate name)
LAteral-Heavy Language (I didn't make any other languages.)

As the many names imply, this language has a long, convoluted history.

IPA Chart/OrthographyEdit

NOTE: All IPA values are approximations obtained through asking the ksts'w which sound they thought best approximated the sounds used.

Labiodental Dentolabial Linguolabial Retroflex Uvular
Central Lateral Central Lateral Central Lateral
Approximant Egressive /ʋ̥/ ⟨p⟩ / ʋ̥͆/ ⟨s⟩ /ɸ̺/ ⟨t⟩ / l̪̊/ ⟨l⟩ /ɻ̊/ ⟨m⟩ /ɭ̊/ ⟨w⟩ / ʁ̞̊/ ⟨g⟩ /ᴫ̥/ ⟨k⟩
Ingressive /ʋ̥↓/ ⟨'p⟩ / ʋ̥͆↓/ ⟨'s⟩ /ɸ̺↓/ ⟨'t⟩ / l̪̊↓/ ⟨'l⟩ /ɻ̊↓/ ⟨'m⟩ /ɭ̊↓/ ⟨'w⟩ / ʁ̞̊↓/ ⟨'g⟩ /ᴫ̥↓/ ⟨'k⟩
Trill Plain / ʙ̪̊͡ɽ̥/ ⟨v⟩ /ɽ̥/ ⟨r⟩
Ejective / ʙ̪̊͡ɽ̥'/ ⟨"v⟩ /ɽ̥'/ ⟨"r⟩


In this language, all consonants are syllabic and they cannot be non-syllabic. This means that there are 20 possible syllables and all of them consist of a single consonant.

When there are multiple occurrences of the same letter consecutively, they are all said with clear onsets as separate syllables. For example, ⟨gg⟩ would be pronounced / ʁ̞̊. ʁ̞̊/ instead of, for example, / ʁ̞̊:/.

The alphabet/syllabary consists of symmetrical glyphs, but they aren't here because I don't know how to put them here. The alphabetical order (in Roman transliteration) is:
p s t l m w g k 'p 's 't 'l 'm 'w 'g 'k v r "v "r

This is the egressive approximants, from front to back of the mouth, then the ingressive approximants, then the non-ejective trills, then their ejective forms.


The numbers are bijective base 16. This means there is no zero, and there is a specific number representing sixteen. The sixteen numbers correspond to the sixteen approximant values.

English In Language
1 one p
2 two s
3 three t
15 fifteen 'g
16 sixteen 'k
17 seventeen sp
34 thirty-four ts
256 two-hundred fifty-six 'g'k

When used in a sentence, these are surrounded by number markers (see below).


It doesn't have any verbs. Relations between words are created using word modifiers.

The first letter of the word modifier is a number between one and sixteen which shows which "level" the words modified by the modifiers are on.



NOTE: H means that it can stand alone, O means that it cannot, and X signifies a number.

Inanimate Locative (both parties are animate) = H: Xlt-X'lt O: Xlt-X'lt
plt statue p'lt plt man p'lt = The man and statue are at the same general place.

Definition Change (usually a copula) = H: Xwt-X'wt O: Xwt-X'wt
pwt causation p'wt pw't happiness p'w't = The happiness which is causing something/Happiness is causation.

Part (other is part of head) = H: Xpl-X'pl O: Xp'l-X'p'l
ppl man p'pl pp'l hand p'p'l = The man's hand

Allative+Dative(shows T going to H from O) = T: Xkr-X'kr H: Xkt-X'kt O: Xk't-X'k't
pkr information p'kr pkt man p'kt pk't book p'k't = The information goes from the book to the man.

Causative/Instrumental (the thing that caused it to happen is the head) = H: Xpw-X'pw O: Xp'w-X'p'w
Xpw man X'pw Xp'w hammer X'p'w = There was a hammer because of the man OR The man causes something to happen using the hammer OR The man uses the hammer to do something.


Name Marker (marks name, which is the only thing it goes around; goes inside other modifiers) = H: ll-'ll
pwt ll Johnny 'll p'wt pw't ppl man p'pl p'w't pp'l hand p'p'l = the hand of the man named Johnny.

Thing Number Marker (for defining the number of nouns; around number N outside modifiers and around O outside modifiers) = N: rr-"rr O: r"r-"r"r
rr 5 "rr r"r pl man 'pl "r"r p'l hand 'p'l = the hands of five men

Words Which Rely on Numbers/ X-WordsEdit

Some words rely on numbers for existence, such as tk'ksp, the word for two-dimensional shape, which needs a number of sides as part of its definition. For these, there is a thing number marker inside the modifying brackets which specifies the number of sides. These are called X-words in this language, because the way they are described involves an X.

Actual LanguageEdit

These words consist of a cluster of 5 letters which can be said in any order. For ease of access, they are normally transcribed alone in alphabetical order, using the letter with the least value as the first syllable. To recap, the order of the alphabet is:
p s t l m w g k 'p 's 't 'l 'm 'w 'g 'k v r "v "r j

WORDS: indomitable thing, forest, field of bacteria, alphabet, non-evil plot (machinations, but positive), multiplication, division, square root, other ways of making roots, derivatives, exponents, elements


ppppp = forest
ppp'lw (p'lpwp, wp'lpp) = path etched into the ground
pptwr (pwprt, tpwrp, wprtp) = land
pptwv (pvptw, pvtwp) = direct relative
ppt'tv (ptvp't) = this place and time
ppt'lr (ptpr'l, ptrp'l) = death (when someone is no longer warmer than the world)
ppll'l (plpl'l, pl'llp) = reckless abandon (positive connotation)
pp'tr"r (p"rtrp, rpp"rt) = stomach cavity, inside
psst'l (ptss'l) = birth
pssl't (psls't, 'tspsl) = leg
pssmk (ksmsp) = light-bulb
psttv (tvspt) = phrase with X actors
pst't'l (p'lt'ts) = emotional pain
pst'tv (vt'tsp, tvs'tp)= something which can be read
psll't (pls'tl, lp'tsl) = back, top ps'pv"v = specialization
ps'lvr = schadenfreude
pttt"r = plant
pttl'k = path put upon the ground
ptt'p't = language
ptl'lv = body of liquid (ocean, lake, river, etc.)
ptlvr = beauty
ptw'lr = metal
ptk's'k = two-dimensional shape with X sides
ptkv"r = underside, underneath
pt'pvr = indirect relative
pt'tvr = conversation
ptt'sr = the act of being adamant
ptt'kr = bodily takeover of someone (positive connotation)
ptwkr = owner, boss
ptgk'g = flying thing
pt't'wr = parent with X children
plw'wr (wl'wpr) = container (bag, bowl, etc.)
pllvr (rlpvl) = thing which is worried
pl'pvr (v'plrp) = physical protector (shell, house, etc.)
pw'prr = person (thinking thing)
pvvrr = number
sstk'w (ksts'w, ts'wsk) = the people who speak this language
sttlv (tstlv, vtslt) = useful thing/usefulness
sttk'w = change
stlkr = fierceness
stm'sr = volcanic smoke
stgvr = the happiness of being hurt
st'tv"v = hindquarters, behind
st'lvr = separation/otherness
slkkr = species of indigenous bacteria
swkrr = government
sgvr"v = schadenfreude
skg'k'k = species of indigenous bacteria
skk"v"v = eruption
ttw'pr = physical form
ttllw (tlwtl) = cord
ttllr = the connection of one to one's relatives/friends and the land
ttlk't = place
ttw'tr = image
ttgkk (tkgkt, ktktg) = eye
ttgvr (tvrgt) = interesting thing ttgr"r = hard work
ttk'kr = false thing
ttkvv = microorganism
ttkvr = ground-dweller
ttrr"r = speed
tllkr = head, front
tlmg't = explosion
tlwk"r = something more spread out across the ground
tlw'tr = hard substance/plastic
tlw'lr = something reaching towards the sky
tl'lvr = inequality
tlk'tr = non-attachment
twwgr = cloud
twkg'w = wind
twk'tr = rotten thing (positive connotation), bacterial contamination (positive connotation)
tw's'lr = shelter
tw'lrr = direction
tw'gr"v = indigenous species of bacteria
tkw'lr = water-dweller
tk'pv"r = indigenous species of bacteria
t's'lvr = rectitude
t'tvvv = set of things
tv'trr = state of motion
llww'k = action
llwkr = edible substance
llw'kr = system of tunnels (cave system, vascular system)
gg'g'gv = when the sun is near the ground
ggrr"r = indigenous species of bacteria
k't'wrr (rw'kr't, w'krr't) = audience
wwwrr (rwwrw, rwwwr) = great size
vvrrr (vrvvr, vrvrv) = imaginary thing


Indigenous Bacteria


Compound Words

pl pttt"r 'pl p'l ptgk'g 'p'l = seed of a plant
pl ttw'kr 'pl p'l sttk'w 'p'l = movie
wt ptgk'g 'wt wt pl'pvr 'wt = airplane
tl pl sgvr"v 'pl 'tl tl p'l ptt'sr 'p'l 'tl = a feeling of great joy which doesn't translate well
pw gg'g'gv 'pw p'w ppt'lr 'p'w = sunset
pw gg'g'gv 'pw p'w psst'l 'p'w = sunrise

Sample Sentences

pwt ltltr p'wt pwt plt ppl pp'tr"r p'pl p'lt plt pttt"r p'lt p'w't pp'l pt'pvr p'p'l. = The group of directly related family members eat plants together in harmony.

pwt pwt wllt't p'wt swt llwwk s'wt p'wt swt swkrr s'wt. - The government is a valuable action.

ppw ppl sttlv p'pl pp'l t'tvvv p'p'l p'pw pp'w spl l's'tvr s'pl p'p'w sp'l tkw'lr p'p'l. - The moral correctness of the water dweller occurred because of the set of valuable things.

pwt plw'wr p'wt pwt plt pp'tr"r p'lt p'wt plt llwkr p'lt. - The edible substance is in the container. / There is an edible substance in the container.

p'kt ll 'lt'lpk"rt 'll p'k't pkr pwt vvrrr p'wt p'kr pwt skr tkr ppl ptt'p't p'pl pp'l sttk'w p'p'l t'kr tkt tt'pvr t'kt s'kr skt ptt'p't s'kt sk't ppw spl tpl ttw'tr t'pl tp'l sttk'w t'p'l s'pl sp'l ll l'rl'l 'll s'p'l p'pw pp'w ps'lvr p'p'w s'k't p'wt. - To 'Lt'lpr"rt, the idea that you could change the language of the conversations from emotionally painful movies which l'rl'l is a part of into this language is imaginary.

pwt swt ptgk'g s'wt p'wt pwt pl'pvr p'wt swt plt pp'tr"r p'lt s'wt plt slt swt twt tlmg't t'wt s'wt twt pssmk t'wt s'lt. - The light bulb inside the exploding airplane explodes.

Universals Contrasted So FarEdit

All languages have stops.
All languages have either bilabials, fricatives or nasals.
All languages have some non-syllabic consonants.
All languages have voiced sounds.
All languages have rounded sounds.
No language has a linguolabial trill.
No language has dentolabial sounds.
All languages have non-implied verbs.
No language conjugates for both the head word and the affected word in every relationship.
No language has cases that work like brackets.
All languages attach some meaning to the order in which the sounds of content words are put.

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