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Mong

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



General informationEdit

Mong is a priori language contructed to play with phonemes and grammar. Some interesting features of the language include infixes, lack of plosives, clicks, and a whistle consonant. 

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Dental Alveolar Labialized palatal-alveolar Palatal Velar
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Fricative ɸ β θ ð ɹ̠̊˔ʷ ç ʝ x ɣ
Approximant w j
Trill r
Lateral app. l
Click ǀ̃ ǂ̃

VowelsEdit

Front Back
Close i u
Close-mid ɤ
Open ɑ

AlphabetEdit

Letter IPA
A a ɑ
B b β
C c ç
D d ð
F f ɸ
G g ɣ
H h x
I i i
J j ʝ
L l l
M m m
N n n
Ng ng ŋ
Ny Ny ɲ
O o ɤ
Q q ǂ̃
R r r
S s s
U u u
W w w
X x ǀ̃
Y y j
Z z ɹ̠̊˔ʷ
Þ þ θ

PhonotacticsEdit

Syllables are (C)V(C) where:

  • C is consonant
  • V is vowel
  • N is consonant

GrammarEdit

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb No No No No No No No No
Nouns No No No No No No No 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

Sentences are generally VSO.

VocabularyEdit

Example textEdit

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters."

― Genesis 1:1-2

"Ngowoi Hooia ma qaamsan num þa rogosing nu aahan da. Laai fawai rogosing ma yahnah ni þa ijaan ni, fawai woosgar ma miinyal haþ zorom yo, þa fawabai Xico ma Hooia yo huoos haþum."

― Jinisis 1:1-2

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