ǃZoom

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ǃZoom
Created by IlL, Praimhín
Setting Verse:Tricin
Region Zoom Islands
Native speakers 6 million  (13b0dd)
Language family
Isolate
Writing system ǃZoom script
ISO 639-3

ǃZoom is a language isolate spoken by the !Zoom people. It's inspired by beatboxing.

Introduction

Phonology

Orthography

Largely phonetic; use ligatures for clicks

Consonants

A lot of clicks - voicing and/or aspiration is neutralized in post-tonal clicks, however.

Vowels

/a i u a: i: u: ai au ə/ a i u â î û ai au e

/ə/ is a common outcome of vowel reduction and can only occur in unstressed syllables.

Prosody

Stress

Intonation

Phonotactics

Morphophonology

Morphology

No mutations (it's not a Talmic language)

Syntax

Constituent order

Noun phrase

Verb phrase

Sentence phrase

Dependent clauses

Example texts

Poetry

zoom should have Welsh style cynghanedd

where there are rules on which syllables have clicks in a poem

Other resources