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Qhirem
Qhirṃ
Type Analytic
Alignment Direct
Head direction Mixed
Tonal Yes
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders Yes
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
Meta-information
Progress 4%
Statistics
Nouns 0%
Verbs 0%
Adjectives 0%
Syntax 17%
Words of 1500
Creator Joersc


Classification and DialectsEdit

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ (ɴ)
Plosive p pʰ t tʰ k kʰ q qʰ ʔ
Fricative f s ʃ x χ h
Affricate t͡s t͡sʰ  t͡ʃ  t͡ʃʰ
Approximant ʋ j
Trill r
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app. l
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i y u
Near-close
Close-mid e ø o
Mid
Open-mid ε œ ɔ
Near-open
Open a

It also has a pitch accent system.  

PhonotacticsEdit

Complex syllable structure

Writing SystemEdit

Letter
Sound
Letter
Sound
Letter
Sound

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

Verbs do not inflect.  All verbal information is carried by auxiliaries and adverbs.  

SyntaxEdit

Word order is used for focus and topicalization.  Despite there being no morphological marking of case or verbal agreement, there can still be sentences like this:

Seqh kéchar pongum lescar wen.

seqh kéch-ar pong-um lesc-ar wen

hit still-DEF.S.MASC tree-DEF.S.FEM stone-DEF.S.MASC has

"The tree hit the still stone."  

The adjective "still" agrees with "stone", so despite being seperated from it, it is clear that it is the stone that is still and not the tree, which means from context, that it is the tree moving and hitting the stone.  This order emphases first the act of hitting, then the stillness of the thing that is getting hit, then the thing that is hitting it, then what the thing that is getting hit actually is, then the fact this happened in the past.  

LexiconEdit

Example textEdit

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