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Birblang
o·ȕ=e=uẹ·ẹ·e
[4.5₂₅ːː2ˑ.2ˑ.2]*
Registered by birbs on 21 October 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Bird
About Birblang tweet tweet
Sample of Birblang[view] "ıẹ ẹ·ẹ·ė·eoȅe·iọė ȅ·aùȁùọė ıẹọ ȉ=eᴉ·eȍ!" / "+ıẹ ᴉụ·ᴉụ·ᴉụ ẹ·ẹ·ė·eoȅụeọė!"

- Kill it before it lays eggs! / - I damn well hope it lays eggs!
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Phonology
[view]Phonological System: BirdWhistles can be made in either the left or right side of the syrinx. Switching between the two is sometimes used to help make complex notes, but the switching in itself is not phonemic, and is almost seamless to our ears.
A subscript symbol indicates when a whistle is pronounced at the same time as another whistle. Subscript whistles have the same qualities as the main whistle unless indicated otherwise.
A dot indicates a short pause.
Some birds, like parrots, can mimic human speech. They do not use human phonemes in their own languages, however. This means that while they can speak our languages, we cannot speak theirs.
WhistlesHighHigh-MidMidLow-MidLow
Plain 1 2 3 4 5
Short
Long
Overlong 1ːː 2ːː 3ːː 4ːː 5ːː
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Birblang. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 BirblangOrthography
a/3//1ˑ/ù/5ː//3ˑ//2ˑ//4ˑ//5ˑ/e/2/ȁ/3ːː/ȅ/2ːː/
ȉ/1ːː/ȍ/4ːː/ȕ/5ːː/ȧ/3ː/ȯ/4ː/i/1ː/o/4/u/5/ė/2ː/ı/1/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Additional Notes"=" indicates whistles spoken simultaneously.
    Typological information for Birblang

    Primary directional systemAbsolute elevation (up/downhill...)
    Coding of evidentialityVerbal conjugation
    Morphosyntactic alignmentTripartite
    Dual pluractional formsSeparate form
    Primary word orderVOS

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