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Alfeme [AFM]
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Typology Progressing 926 words Alfeme
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Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersAlfeme is spoken by a population of around 100,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Alfeme Alfeme is the language of the dragons of a small archipelago of a water-world called Meleti. The tidally-locked planet orbits a red dwarf, has an atmosphere twice as thick as Earth's, and has white skies, black plants, and yellow-pink clouds.

Features within this language:
    Octal and dozenal counting
    Seven meaningful noun cases
    Highly inflectional
    Obviation and reflexivity
    SOV word order
    Exclusively head-final
    Inclusive and exclusive pronouns
    No grammatical gender
Sample of Alfeme[view] Lu kiya navoy fle omila xananing kolavi paylu. Boti longaning letomu balan Ovayoning. Kvanija metalyais gelamu Tanhaosegeyting paylu. Ey siya koc koyammu vaya vang, balivoy balimu va. / / Si losaning.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the light of the Tannhauser Gate. All these moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. / / Time to die.
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[edit] [view] Alfeme Cinges (Low Alfeme)The variant of Alfeme spoken by lower classes, with simplified, quicker pronunciations of words, including nasalization and few diphthongs.
Nasal m   n   [ɲ]1 ŋ    
Plosive p [pʰ]2 b   t [tʰ]3 d     k [kʰ]4 g q  
Fricative   f s ʃ   [x]5 χ h [ɦ]6
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant   ʋ     j      
  1. before /j/, allophone of /n/
  2. directly before vowels, allophone of /p/
  3. directly before vowels, allophone of /t/
  4. directly before vowels, allophone of /k/
  5. before a consonant, allophone of /h/
  6. between vowels, allophone of /h/
Close i   [u]1
Close-mid e   o
Mid   [ə]2  
Open-mid [ɛ]3   [ɔ]4
Open a   [ɑ]5
  1. in unstressed syllables, allophone of /o/
  2. in unstressed syllables, allophone of /a/
  3. in closed syllables, allophone of /e/
  4. in closed syllables, allophone of /o/
  5. after velar sounds and /ʋ/, allophone of /a/
Syllable Structure(C)(L)V(V/C)(C); L = l, j, v.
t, d, cannot come before /j/, d cannot come before any consonant. p, f cannot come before /v/, v cannot come before /l/, /j/.
Stress informationStress falls on the heaviest syllable, or the second-to-last in the event of a tie.
Light syllables: V
Heavy syllables: VV, VC
Superheavy syllables: VVC, VCC
Below is the orthography for Alfeme. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AlfemeOrthography [edit]
Aa/a/, [ɑ]1, [ə]2Bb/b/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/e/, [ɛ]3Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/h/, /χ/, [x]4, [ɦ]5Ii/i/Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/, [kʰ]6Ll/l/
Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ɲ]7NG ng/ŋ/Oo/o/, [ɔ]8Pp/p/, [pʰ]9Qq/q/Šš/ʃ/Ss/s/Tt/t/, [tʰ]10Vv/ʋ/Yy/j/Zz/t͡s/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. after velar sounds and /ʋ/
  2. in unstressed syllables
  3. in closed syllables
  4. before a consonant
  5. between vowels
  6. directly before vowels
  7. before /j/
  8. in closed syllables
  9. directly before vowels
  10. directly before vowels
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Typological information for Alfeme

Base counting systemOctal (8)
Primary directional systemAbsolute elevation (up/downhill...)
Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
Marked tense (verb)No marked tense

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