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Serpantic
Morphological Type: Polysynthetic
Morphosyntactic Alignment: Austronesian
Linguistic Head: Head Initial
Word Order: OVS 
Made by: Maxseptillion77


General InformationEdit

Serpantic, as it will be named, is an alien language spoken on some con-planet by a small ethnic group of serpantine aliens who, due to their snake-like mouths and puliminary system, feature only fricatives.


PhonologyEdit

PhonemesEdit

Linguo-Labial Alveolar Post-Alveolar Palatal Velar
Heavy Plain θ̫ ʃ̝ ç̝~ɕ
Pharyn. θ̫ˤ s̝ˤ ʃ̝ˤ ç̝ˤ~ɕˤ
Light Plain s̞ʰ çʰ~hʲ
Pharyn. s̞ʰˤ çʰˤ~hʲˤ

Consonants also distinguish by tone and length. 


System of TransliterationEdit

Serpantic as written in the Latin alphabet.

S , Ҟ , X , J , Ŧ

{ s , x , ʃ , ç , θ̫ } 

Length, tone, and other features are added as such:

  • S s, S'‘ s‘ - { s̝ , s̝ˤ }
  • Sh shS‘h s‘h - { s̞ʰ , s̞ʰˤ } 
  • Ҟ ҟҞh ҟh - { x̝ , x̞ }
  • X xX‘ x‘ - { ʃ̝ , ʃ̝ˤ }
  • J jJ‘ j‘ - { ç̝ , ç̝ˤ }
  • Jh jhJ‘h j‘h - { ç̞ ,  ç̞ʰˤ }
  • Ŧ ŧŦ‘ ŧ‘  - { θ̫ , θ̫ˤ }
  • S̈ s̈S̆̇ s̆̇, Ṥ ṥ - high, high short, high rising, high falling
  • Ṡ ṡ, S̆ s̆, Ś ś, S̀ s̀ - mid, mid short, mid rising, mid falling
  • S̱ s̱, Ṣ̆ ṣ̆, Ṣ́ ṣ́, Ṣ̀ ṣ̀ - low, low short, low rising, low falling
  • S~ s~ - long 
  • S! s! - whistled
  • S!~ s!~, S!~~ s!~~ - whistled long, whistled extra long









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