| Name: Ritsushiku
Type: See Overview
Head Direction: Final
Number of genders: Four
The language of Ritsushiku doesn't have a fictional background. I heard from someone, not really sure from who, that your secound conlang would usually end up being a KSL. This is therefore aimed at wasting that KSL slot. Note that I am not making an intentional kitchen sink language, also being a practice at the same time.
Ritsushiku cannot be fit precisely into one language category, but at its basic it is synthetic, with verbs and nous derived from few roots, but it is also agglutinative, and sometimes has a tendency to overlap morphemes, and at top-level it can be considered polysynthetic.
|p̪ (ph)||b̪ (b)||
|g (g)||q (q)||ʔ ( ' )|
|d͡ʒ (tzh)||t͡ɕ (tj)||d͡ʑ (gj)||t͡ɬ(tl)|
|Fricatives||ɸ(fh)||β (vh)||f (f)||v (v)||
|ð (dh)||s (s)||z (z)||ʃ (sh)||ʒ (zh)||x (ch)||ɣ (gh)||χ (h)|
|Nasals||m (m)||ɱ (mv)||
|ɲ (ɲ)||ŋ (ŋ)|
|Trills||ʙ (br)||r (r)|
|Flaps / taps|
|Glides||Approxim.||ʋ (w)||ɹ (rr)||
|Lateral Appr.||l (l)||λ (lj)||ɬ (lh)|
Note that digraphs ("BR", "MV", "LH", etc.) are actual letters, with double letters represent allophones ("DD", "RR"). Also, when double apostrophes appear, it is not a double glottal stop ("T' ' "), but an ejective
followed by a glottal stop.
|Front||Near front||Central||Near back||Back|
|Near-close||e (e)||ʊ (ü)|
|Open-mid||ɛ (ë)||ʌ (ö)||ɔ (o)|
Ritsushiku is a tonal language in which tones are phonemic, distinguishing between multiple tones, as listed:
|High pitch - ˥||â|
|Rising pitch - ˧˥||á|
|Dropping pitch - ˧˩||à|
|Low pitch - ˩||ǎ|
|Neutral/Middle pitch - ˧||a|
Umaluted letters are doubled, while the double /i/ gets two letters with the first holding the accent ("mîi" ).