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General informationEdit

Just an idea. irregular updates (Jun 2016)

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Type
Polysynthetic
Alignment
Active-stative
Head direction
Initial
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ ŋʷ ɴ ɴʷ
Stop p b t d k kʷ g gʷ q qʷ ɢ ɢʷ
Affricate ts dz tʃ dʒ
Fricative f v s z ʃ ʒ x xʷ ɣ ɣʷ

χ χʷ ʁ ʁʷ

h
Approximant ɾ j w
(Trill)
Lateral l [ʎ~ʟ~ʟ̠]

[ʀ̥ ʀ̥ʷ ʀ ʀʷ r] are optional allophones of /χ χʷ ʁ ʁʷ ɾ/ in all positions.

VowelsEdit

Short Long Fronted Backed
 i   ɪ   ii   iː   iu   ɪʊ̯ 
 e   ɛ   ee   æː   ei   eɪ̯   au   aʊ̯ 
 a   ʌ   a  ɑː   ai   aɪ̯   ou   oʊ̯ 
 o   ʊ   oo   uː   oi   oɪ̯ 
Unstressed
 i   ɪ 
 a   ə 
 o   ʊ 

AlphabetEdit

Mm Nn Ŋŋ Ƞƞ Pp Bb Tt Dd Kk Gg Qɋ Ƣƣ Ff Vv Ss Zz Ʃʃ Ʒʒ Xx Ɣɣ #χ Ɽɽ Hh Ll Yy Ww Rr Ii Ee Aa Oo Uu

  1. Capital χ (#) resembles X with descenders
ŋ ŋ
ƞ ɴ
ɋ q
w w
u ʷ, ʊ̯

PhonotacticsEdit

CV(C)

Vocalic /m̩ n̩ ŋ̍ ɴ̩ r̩ l̩/ occur after [ə]

Only /ɪ ʌ ʊ/ occur in clitics & unstressed syllables, where /ʌ/ becomes [ə]

/ɛ ʌ/ are lowered [æ ɑ] next to a uvular consonant; /ɴ q ɢ χ ʁ/.

/ʌ ɑ(ː)/ are rounded [ɔ ɒ(ː)] next to a labial(ized) consonant; /m p b f v Cʷ/.

/(t)s (d)z/ do not occur before /j/.

Examples: /kʷʌŋxət/[kʷɔŋxət] pollen, /ɴʌmbəɾ/[ɴɒmbr̩] walking stick.

GrammarEdit

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Nouns No No No No Yes No Yes No
Adjectives No No No No No No No No
Numbers No No No No No No No No
Participles No No No No No No No No
Adverb No No No No No No No No
Pronouns No No No No No No No No
Adpositions No No No No No No No No
Article No No No No No No No No
Particle No No No No No No No No

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

SyntaxEdit

VocabularyEdit

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