Kirkkaselhümb

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Kirkkaselhümb (/ˈkiɹkˌkaçˁəlˌhymb/ lit. "Kirkkasel language") is an L-Austronesian language spoken in the island of Kirkkasel in Lõis's Southeast Asia. It is inspired by Wiobian, Estonian, and Oceanic languages (particularly Pohnpeian and Iaai) and has lots of phonetically adapted Tamil and Sanskrit loanwords from antiquity.


Introduction

Phonology

Orthography

Consonants

  Labial Dental/Alv. Medial Palatal Velar
Nasal m /m/ n /n̪/ /ɳ~ɲˁ/ nj /ɲ/ ng /ŋ/
Plosive p /p/ t /t̪/ z /ʈ~cˁ/ k /k/
Fricative f /f/ þ /θ/, ß /s/ s /ʂ~çˁ/, zs /ʈʂ~cçˁ/ ch /x/
Trill ŕ /r~ɾ/
Approximant central w /w/ r /ɹ~ɻ/ j /j/
lateral l /l̪/

Vowels

Front Central Back
unrounded rounded
short long short long short long short long
Close i /i/ i /iː/ ü /y/ ü /yː/ u /u/ u /uː/
Close-mid e /e/ e /eː/ ö /ø/ ö /øː/ e /ə/ o, õ /o/, /ɤ/ o, õ /oː/, /ɤ:/
Open-mid ä /ɛ/ ä /ɛː/
Open a /a/ a /aː/

Not all vowels really have phonemic length.

Diphthongs: ei ie uo üö /ɛɪ iə uə yə/

Prosody

Stress

Intonation

Phonotactics

Morphophonology

Morphology

Syntax

Constituent order

Noun phrase

Verb phrase

Sentence phrase

Dependent clauses

Example texts

Other resources