Name: Asonobow

Type: Isolating

Alignment: N/A

Head Direction: N/A

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)
Asonobov Counterpart (placeholder name for other language)

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 / ʙ̪̊/ ⟨v⟩ /ɽ̥/ ⟨r⟩ /ʀ̥/ ⟨q⟩
Ejective / ʙ̪̊'/ ⟨"v⟩ /ɽ̥'/ ⟨"r⟩ /ʀ̥'/ ⟨"q⟩


In this language, all consonants are syllabic and they cannot be non-syllabic. This means that there are 22 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 q "v "r "q

This consists of 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.

The farther right a digit is, the higher its increment.

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

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. These are function words which function like brackets. They go around the word so that they mark when the word begins and ends. If two words have the same modifier attached to them, they both go within a single modifier.

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



NOTE: H means that it can stand alone (head of a phrase), O means that it cannot (definite), X signifies a number, and N signifies a special kind of word.

Inanimate Locative (both parties are animate) = H: XltX'lt O: XltX'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: XwtX'wt O: XwtX'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) = O: XplX'pl H: Xp'lX'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: XktX'kt O: Xk'tX'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: XpwX'pw O: Xp'wX'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) = N: 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 pk'k'st, the word for a 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 q "v "r "q

WORDS: field of bacteria, 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) = relative from same individual
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)
ppkrr = real thing
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
psskv (spkvs, sksvp) = sulfur
psttv (tvspt) = phrase with X actors
pstlr (trlsp) = desirable thing
pst't'l (p'lt'ts) = emotional pain
pst'tv (vt'tsp, tvs'tp)= something which can be read
psl'lr = function word
psll't (pls'tl, lp'tsl) = back (like backbone), top
psmk'm = plan
psw'tr = chlorine
ps'pv"q (p'p"qvs, s"q'ppv)= specialization
ps'lvr (pvr'ls)= schadenfreude
pttt"r (tpt"rt) = plant
pttl'k (t'ktlp)= path put upon the ground
ptt'p't (t'ttp'p, pt'tpt, tpt'tp) = language
ptl'lv (l'ltpv)= body of liquid (ocean, lake, river, etc.)
ptlvr = beauty
ptw'lr = metal
ptk's'k (pk'k'st) = shape with X sides
ptkvq (vqkpt) = underside, underneath
pt'pvr (pvt'pr) = relative two family members apart
pt'tvr = conversation
ptt'sr (tpt"rs, p"rtst) = the act of being adamant
ptt'kr = bodily takeover of someone (positive connotation)
ptwkr (wkrtp, krwpt)= owner, boss
ptgk'g (ktg'gp, k'ggpt)= flying thing
pt't'wr (ptr'w't, t'wrp't)= parent with X children
plw'wr (wl'wpr, rw'wlp) = container (bag, bowl, etc.)
pllvr (rlpvl) = thing which is worried
pl'pvr (v'plrp) = physical protector (shell, house, etc.)
pmk'kq (pk'kmq) = shape with X dimensions
pwwgr (pwgwr) = leader
pwgvq (pwgvq) = the people who support the leader
pw'prr = person (thinking thing)
p'kvv"q (p'kvv"q) = alphabet
p'k'g'gv (p'gv'k'g) = many pvvrr = number
sstk'w (ksts'w, ts'wsk) = the people who speak this language
sskkr = state in existence
sttlv (tstlv, vtslt) = useful thing/usefulness
sttk'w = change
sttrq (qtsrt, tqtrs) = indomitable thing
stlkr = fierceness
stm'sr = volcanic smoke rich in methane
stwkg (twgsk, gwtsk) = ailment (caused by nonliving thing)
stgvr = the happiness of being hurt
st'tv"q (s"qt'tv)= hindquarters, behind
st'lvr (sr'ltv, svt'lr)= separation/otherness
st'krq (s'kqtr, trsq'k) = silica dust
slkkr = species of indigenous bacteria
swkrr (krwrs) = government
sgvr"q = schadenfreude
skg'k'k = species of indigenous bacteria
skk"q"q ("qkk"qs) = 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 (trt"rg) = hard work
ttkkv (tvkvt) = answer
ttkqr (ttkqr)= a word which must exist to give a sentence meaning
ttk'kr = false thing
ttkvv = microorganism
ttkvr = ground-dweller
ttrr"r = speed
tllkr = head, front
tlmg't = explosion
tlwwg (twgwl, glwtw) = rumbling (of a volcano) 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
tmwkk = meeting tmwgr (twgmr, gwtrm) = disease (caused by living thing fighting against another)
twwg'g = cloud
twkg'w = wind
twk'tr = rotten thing (positive connotation), bacterial contamination (positive connotation)
tw's'lr = shelter
tw'lrr = direction
tw'gr"q = indigenous species of bacteria
tkw'lr = water-dweller
tk'pv"r = indigenous species of bacteria
t's'lvr = rectitude
t'tvvv (vtvv't) = set of things
tv'trr (rtvr't)= state of motion
llwk'w (kwl'wl, lw'wlk) = action
llwkr (wrlkl, klwlr)= edible substance
llw'kr (lwrl'k, lwlr'k, wll'kr)= system of tunnels (cave system, vascular system)
gg'g'gv (g'gvg'g)= 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 ktg'gp 'wt wt pl'pvr 'wt = airplane
tl pl sgvr"q '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
p'l t'ttp'p 'p'l pl ksts'w 'pl = this language

Sample Sentences

pwt ltltr pw't pwt plt ppl p"rtrp p'pl p'lt p'wt pl't tpt"rt p'l't pp'l pvt'pr p'p'l. = The group of directly related family members eat plants together in harmony.

pwt swt tstlv p'wt s'wt swt kwl'wl s'wt swt krwrs sw't. - The government('s creation) is a useful action.

ppl ppw tstlv p'pw p'pl pp'l vtvv't p'p'l pp'w spl l's'tvr p'p'w s'pl sp'l tkw'lr s'p'l. - Useful things as a whole (the set of "valuable things") made the water dweller morally correct.

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.

pwt swt ktg'gp 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.

pwt pk't trlsp p'k't p'wt pwt pkt ppw pksts'w p'pw p'kt pp'w spw ll wl 'll s'pw sp'w krwrs s'p'w p'wt - The People want John (wl)* to succeed in forming a government. *This is how they transliterated "John". They have little love for meaningless names.

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.
All languages have non-implied verbs.
All languages attach some meaning to the order in which the sounds of content words are put.
No language has a linguolabial trill.
No language has dentolabial sounds.
No language conjugates for both the head word and the affected word in every relationship.