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Ábḫanni
[ˈáβ.xɐn.ni]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 13 September 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Ábḫanni Ábḫanni is an a priori artlang which has been under intermittent construction since late 2017 and has survived numerous overhauls, some relatively minor and others nearly complete.

Some of its distinctive features are:

  • A small, rather uneven and fricative-heavy consonant inventory and a small i ɔ e ä vowel system;
  • Verbs which are heavily marked for aspect and mood but which completely lack overt tense marking;
  • Heavy use of non-concatenative morphology, such as stress movement, ablaut, and stem alterations;
  • A animate-inanimate noun class distinction which is marked by vowel harmony, in which both i and ä are neutral, and which can also be though of as a sort of derivational morphology;
  • Roots which can easily transform between nouns, adjective, and stative verbs;
  • Ergative-absolutive alignment in nouns, fluid-S alignment in pronouns;
  • Word order determined by pragmatics.


The two driving forces behind this language are (in order) aesthetics and naturalism. It is a diachronic conlang.
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m [mʷ]1   ȵ   [ŋ]2    
Plosive [p]3 [pʷ]4 b [bʷ]5 [ᵐbʷ]6 [ᵐb]7 [ⁿd̪]8       k [ᵑg]9   ʔ10
Fricative β [βʷ]11 θ̠ ð12   ɕ ʑ   x [ʕ]13 ɦ
Lateral flap     ɺ          
Approximant         j      
Trill     [r]14          
  1. Before stressed /o/
  2. Before /k/, allophone of /n̪/
  3. Geminated, allophone of /β/
  4. Geminated before stressed /o/, allophone of /β/
  5. Following /Vm/ and preceding stressed /o/, allophone of /β/
  6. Before stressed /o/, word-initial allophone of /mβ/ cluster
  7. Word-initial allophone of the cluster /mβ/
  8. Word-initial allophone of /nt/
  9. Word-initial allophone of the cluster /nk/
  10. Represented by a diacritic on preceding vowel
  11. Before stressed /o/, allophone of /β/
  12. Very uncommon
  13. Word-final, allophone of /ɦ/
  14. Geminated, allophone of /ɺ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i i: î: ǐ: í      
Near-close   [ɪ]1    
Close-mid e é     [o]2
Open-mid [ɛ]3     [ʌ̞]4 ɔ ɔ́
Near-open     [ɐ]5  
Open     ä ä: ä̂: ä̌: ä́ [ɑ]6 [ɑ́]7
Polyphthongs [ɑɪ]8 [ɑɪ́]9 ɑɔ ɑɔ: ɑɔ̂: ɑɔ̌: ɑɔ́ aɪ aɪ: aɪ̂: aɪ̌: aɪ́ [ɞɪ]10 ɔɪ ɔɪ́ [ɐɪ]11 eɪ: eɪ̂: eɪ̌: ɔʊ: ɔʊ̂: ɔʊ̌: eʊ̈: eʊ̈̂: eʊ̈̌: [ʌɪ̞]12
[ʌɔ̞]13
  1. Unstressed before /x/, allophone of /i/
  2. Unstressed before a labial, allophone of /ɔ/
  3. Unstressed before a dental or alveolar consonant, allophone of /e/
  4. Unstressed after /ɔ/, allophone of /ä/
  5. Unstressed, allophone of /ä/
  6. After /ɔ/, allophone of /ä/
  7. Following /ɔ/, allophone of /ä́/
  8. Following /ɔ/, allophone of /aɪ/
  9. Following /ɔ/, allophone of /aɪ́/
  10. Unstressed, allophone of /ɔɪ/
  11. Unstressed, allophone of /aɪ/
  12. Unstressed after /ɔ/, allophone of /aɪ/
  13. Unstressed, allophone of /ɑɔ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ábḫanni. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ÁbḫanniOrthography [edit]
Aa/ä/, [ɑ]1Áá/ä́/Bb/β/Dd/ð/2Ee/e/Éé/é/Ḫḫ/x/Hh/ɦ/Íí/í/Ii/i/Jj/ȵ/
Kk/k/Mm/m/Nn/n̪/Oo/ɔ/Óó/ɔ́/Pp[p]3Rr/ɺ/Ss/ɕ/Tt/t̪/Yy/j/Zz/θ̠/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. After /ɔ/
  2. Very uncommon
  3. Geminated
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