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Ov
Yhngnäś
[yːŋ͡næs]*
Registered by Orikrin on 21 July 2017
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Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Ov
Płiłäb örvähstikit Yhngnäś kgä!
Płiłäb örvähstikit Yhngnäś kgä !
/pçɪçæb ʏrvæːɕtɪkɪt yːŋ͡næs kæ/
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To know everything there is to know about Ov, make sure you read the thread for news and some info and the articles for even more info, especially this on the verbal system. You can also have a look at  Ov + 8 centuries.



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Facts

Orthography:

The orthography distinguishes <k> and <kg>, <c> and <cc> etc. because the latter ones used to be ejectives. <pl> and <bl> are /ɫ/ by simplification from the proto-plosives, which were later velarized.

Grammar:
- VSO;
- strongly verb-initial to the point that you can have fully verbal clauses;
- simple PST/PRE/PST tense system, no "soft auxiliaries" like "would, should" etc.;
- infixing conjugations;
- auxiliaries and relative clauses trigger subjunctive;
- synthetic passive voice;
- no perfectivity;
- usually null-derivating nouns from verbs;
- marked ergative, occasionally marked absolutive (on animate transitive objects, using a vocalic shift);
- six declensions: BENBenefactive (case)
recipient of benefit
, INSInstrumental (case)
'with', 'using'
, GENGenitive (case)
possessive
, INEInessive (case)
'inside'
, ECTSEctessive (case)
outside of
, LOCLocative (case)
'in, on, at' etc
;
- four numbers: SGSingular (number)
one countable entity
, PLPlural (number)
more than one/few
, INDIDIndefinite ideal (class)
word pertains to an indefinite (a/an/any) ideal or concept of something
, TOTTotal
all/every
;
- plural pronouns have INDID and TOT forms for the following uses : 1PLUnknown code-INDIDIndefinite ideal (class)
word pertains to an indefinite (a/an/any) ideal or concept of something
= 'any of us' ; 1PLUnknown code-TOTTotal
all/every
= 'all of us'.

Particularities:
- Infixing ;
- occasional satellite framing (although the satellite usually sticks around its verb unless there is a pronoun or a negator in between) ;
- plural reduplicates the last vowel of the word, and so do some verbal forms but the infixes don't count.

First ever draft of the phono:
Sample of Ov[view] Gënkealvas zyhcszaf kgiys.

I never leave the cave without it.
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Latest vocabulary
mablavadjcomplementary
guznavadvvertically
guzsafadjvertical
Sound samples in Ov
Some sound samples of Ov. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Iócos moís ea łrob ëlkën pir.
I want someone to eat cheese with me.
Ingnokir zainnusar kgäipi engnora möknä mohroë.
The world shall bring me great glory.
Un ënkggäi. Us kgäit maszz iócnon säi, faiër?
You're the un-me. I'm the real me you wanna be, me?
Tsnënkinän caivíelis płi?
Why didn't you tell me I love you?
Ramar ëlkën kgan nämäm cös kys.
A headless boy chases someone.
SICLIN ËLKËN KGÄIPI GÉNDSÖY PBRYNZ SWAHN KGÄ?
WILL SOMEONE MAKE ME A CUP OF TEA ALREADY
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarOther
Nasal m     n   [ɲ]1   ŋ  
Plosive p b     t d       k g  
Fricative   f v θ [ð]2 s ɕ [ç]3   x [ɣ]4  
Affricate         t͡ɕ       [t͡ɬ]5
Lateral approximant       l         ɫ̪
Lateral fricative       [ɬ]6          
Approximant           [j]7 [w]8    
Trill       r          
Flap       [ɾ̝]9          
  1. Before /ç/, allophone of /n/
  2. Before /r/, allophone of /d/
  3. After a front vowel (except in <rł>) or <p>, allophone of /x/
  4. Intervocallically or before /r/, word-initially or word-finally, allophone of /g/
  5. Allophone of /sɬ/ or /ɬs/
  6. In s_|_s|t͡ɕ_|_ɕ_|k_|_l, allophone of /θ/
  7. In contact with a vowel, allophone of /ɪ/
  8. In contact with a vowel, allophone of /u/
  9. Widespread, often in free variation, allophone of /r/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Back
Close i: y:   u u:
Near-close   ɪ ʏ  
Close-mid e: e̞   ɤ o: o̞
Near-open æ æ:    
Open     ɑ ɑ:
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ov. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 OvOrthography
Mm
Mm
/m/, [ŋ]1
Nn
Nn
/n/, [m]2, [ŋ]3, [ɲ]4
Pp
Pp
/p/
Bb
Bb
/b/
Ff
Ff
/f/
Vv
Vv
/v/
Tt
Tt
/t/
Dd
Dd
/d/, [ð]5
Cc
Cc
/θ/, [ɬ]6
Rr
Rr
/r/, [ɾ̝]7
Śś
Śś
/s/
Ss
Ss
/ɕ/
Zz
Zz
/t͡ɕ/
Ll
Ll
/l/
Kk
Kk
/k/
Gg
Gg
/g/, [ɣ]8
Ww
Ww
/v/
Aa
Aa
/ɑ/
Ää
Ää
/æ/
Ee
Ee
/e̞/
Éé
Éé
/e:/
Ëë
Ëë
/ɪ/
Ii
Ii
/ɪ/, [j]9
Íí
Íí
/i:/
Oo
Oo
/o̞/
Óó
Óó
/o:/
Öö
Öö
/ʏ/
Uu
Uu
/u/, [w]10
Yy
Yy
/ʏ/
Hh
Hh
/:/
Łł
Łł
/x/, [ç]11
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Before /g,k/
  2. Before a bilabial plosive
  3. Before /g,k/
  4. Before /ç/
  5. Before /r/
  6. In s_|_s|t͡ɕ_|_ɕ_|k_|_l
  7. Widespread, often in free variation
  8. Intervocallically or before /r/, word-initially or word-finally
  9. In contact with a vowel
  10. In contact with a vowel
  11. After a front vowel (except in <rł>) or <p>
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Typological information for Ov

Adposition head-directionalityHead final
Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
ToneSimple tone system (2 level tones)

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