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Name: Nomnom

Type: Isolating

Alignment: Nominative-Accusative

Head Direction: Head-Final

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


THIS IS UNDER MY PECULIAR REHAUL. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING UNTIL THIS MESSAGE GOES AWAY. THANK YOU.

This language is based on a Reddit "weird conlang challenge". Someone (not me) asked for a weird conlang template to be upvoted and was given the first eight consonants and the two rounded vowels of this language, (C)CVC(C) word order, and an isolating morphology. What they created didn't follow any of the rules set down, because they made it so that there were eight vowels and made CV affixes.

At first, I was under the impression that I, too, would fail with such a small soundbank. However, I now realize that I will not fail.

So here goes.

Phonology and RestrictionsEdit

Consonants

Bilabial Labiodental Linguolabial Alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular
Nasal /m/ (m) /ɱ/ (mf) /n̼/ (np) /n/ (n) /ɳ/ (nd) /ɲ/ (ny) /ŋ/ (ng) /ɴ/ (nq)

Vowels

Back Front
Rounded /o/ (o) /ø/ (e)

Tones: (in which the horizontal one comes first and the vowel is never lengthened)

Low Mid High
Low ˨ -u ˧˨ -iu ˦˨ -au
Mid ˨˧ -ui ˧ ˦˧ -ai
High ˨˦ -ua ˧˦ -ia ˦ -a


/o/ becomes [ɔ] before /ɴ/. /ø/ becomes [œ] before /m/.

The syllable structure is (C)CVC(C), so the word has to be surrounded by consonants.

The alphabet goes down, consonants before vowels.

nomnom /nomnom/ is the name of the language.

GrammarEdit

The language is OSV and completely isolating. All words can be verbs except for function words, and the only way to know which ones are actually verbs is through word order. All nouns are "one which VERB something" which worka because all verbs are transitive.

Word ListEdit

Alphabetical Word List

mom = NIP
momn = cause
mmfongnd = be.old.as
mnenmf = apple
mnenqny = terrible
mem = own
menm = pillow
mfondng = delete until last END
mfnemfm = be.consumer.of
npnon = be.large.as
npnonnd = be.boring.to
npnoang = idea
npnenpn = be.happy.by
npnen = SWAP
npnenn = be.kind.to
npnenqn = be.difficult.through
nom = DUP
nomnom = be.language.of
nond = be.belonging.of
nonym = COUNTERROTATE
noaungn = create
nem = be.orange.as
nemfnd = be.magic.user.to (use magic on)
nenpnp = be.far.from
nen = END
nengnp = resemble
nengnom = kitchen.sink.conlang
nengnd = blood
nengng = water
nmondng = strangle
nmem = blanket, carpet
nnonq = be.loyal.to
nnom = activate
nndemfn = be.yellow.as
nnqendnd = be.red.as
ndonym = ROTATE
ndongnd = clothing
ndemng = tree
ndengng = be.end.of
ndmenp = be.electric.thing.which.is
nyeng = me
nymong = good.memorizer
nyndong = you
ngemnp = understand
ngmendn = metal
ngndonn = star
ngnyomn = be.talking.about
ngnyemfn = be.talking.to
ngngenq = be.funny.to
ngendm = be.choking.on
nqon = be.floating.on
nqend = be.given.to
nqnqomm = sentence

Function Word List

npnen = SWAP
nom = DUP (du)
nen = END (e)
mom = NIP (bom)
mfondng = delete until last END (frong)
ndonym = ROTATE (ronh)
nonym = COUNTERROTATE (lonh)

Sample Sentences

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