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Alfeme
[alfe̞me̞]*
Registered by Eco Palimu on 12 September 2020
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersAlfeme is spoken by a population of around 100,000 in Alfema.
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
    Zero copula or possessive
    Six meaningful noun cases
    Highly inflectional
    Obviation and reflexivity
    SOV word order
    Exclusively head-final
    Singular-dual-plural distinction
    Inclusive and exclusive pronouns
    No grammatical gender
Sample of Alfeme[view] Lo jacel lifadixi jaf co jaxan fivic. Logim jamedacal lenfu Olajonig blebig. Lo metalig jacvanil Tanhavsucejtog letom lipagixi. Jamasi va jabacel mamfelom jif. / / Losig si.

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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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n   ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d       k g  
Fricative   f s ʃ       h
Affricate       t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant   ʋ     j [w]1    
  1. between consonants and vowels, allophone of /ʋ/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i i: u u:
Mid e̞ e̞: o̞ o̞:
Open a a:  
Syllable Structure(C)(L)V(C); L = l, j, v.
Stress informationStress always falls on the syllable preceding the final consonant, which does not change when the noun is declined for case or tense.
Orthography
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
Aa/a/Āā/a:/Bb/b/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/e̞/Ēē/e̞:/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/h/
Ii/i/Īī/i:/Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ŋ]1NG ng/ŋ/NY ny/ɲ/Oo/o̞/
Ōō/o̞:/Pp/p/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/Ūū/u:/Vv/ʋ/Ww[w]2Xx/ʃ/Yy/j/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. before /k, g/
  2. between consonants and vowels
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
The Culture of the Alfeme
A brief overview of the culture of the Alfuma islands.
29-Nov-20 03:55
Lessons (2)
1Phonology
2Nominals
Typological information for Alfeme

AlienabilityAlienable/inalienable
Primary directional systemAbsolute elevation (up/downhill...)
Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
Pronoun persons1st/2nd/3rd/4th persons

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