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Ukamayan
Ka raŋi Ōkama
[ka ɾaŋi ókama]
Registered by Egil on 24 June 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Ukamayan Ukamayan is another attempt to create a language with a minimalistic phonology, and it's based on Polynesian languages and a little bit of Tagalog and Japanese. The grammar is a collection of features that do not exist in European languages, and it is designed to have a simple but very alien grammar. Despite the name, Ukamayan has nothing to do with Mayan languages.

Ā ka raŋi Ōkama 'iomitise nafi ka ōki ŋati'eŋamōi miraŋi nai keamai mikakārikāri mookini, ŋana na ŋafāka ka raŋi Forinesia, na tiŋafāka ka raŋi na Niōŋiko na Takāroko fa feso'itāi. Ā ka koŋiraŋi fie ŋa'oāŋi mimeta nai 'emoi teŋōi fi ka raŋi Iorō'a, ŋanato i ka ōki na rōŋoe na 'ekai fa ti'eŋōi. Ā "ukamayan" i ka raŋi Īŋirani, koamo ŋai ka raŋi Maia fa 'ei ōe.

Some features:
  • Hierachial alignment
  • Hierarchial word order
  • Distinction between primary and secondary object
  • Floats somewhere between analytic and agglutinating
  • Verb conjugation using infixes
  • No distinction between wh-Questions and yes/no-questions
Sample of Ukamayan[view] Ŋāti ōe ŋa'etōi atomītai ŋanai atofia nasosēi 'āki fie, ŋaia ŋaatomītai ŋanai fia keiosāi ōe fie fa sosōi.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n   ŋ  
Plosive     t   k ʔ
Fricative   f s [ɕ]1    
Affricate       [t͡ɕ]2    
Flap     ɾ      
  1. before /i/, allophone of /s/
  2. before /i/, allophone of /t/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i í  
Close-mid e é o ó
Open a á1  
  1. Marks pitch accent, not phoemic tone.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ukamayan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 UkamayanOrthography
'/ʔ/Aa/a/Āā/á/1Ee/e/Ēē/é/Ff/f/Ii/i/Īī/í/Kk/k/
Mm/m/Nn/n/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Oo/o/Ōō/ó/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Marks pitch accent, not phoemic tone.
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Typological information for Ukamayan

Noun numbersSingular/Plural
Morphological typologyAnalytical
Morphosyntactic alignmentHierarchical alignment
Number of nominal casesTwo cases
Primary word orderHierarchical

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