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Chromatic Cave Language [CCL]
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Chromatic Cave Language
fsso ngmokkoss
[fs:ɵ ŋ͡mɵx:ɵs:]*
Registered by fractalshadow on 31 July 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Chromatic Cave Language CCL got accidentally deleted, so I'm re-doing it. I'm not sure I can use Conworkshop to document it, but I'm going to try [again].

  • CCL is an extinct unspoken ritual language that was carved and painted on cave walls.
  • CCL is a hieroglyphic, color-based language.
  • It has no spoken component. It's connection to other spoken languages, or if it had a spoken component, are unknown. However...
  • ...Using Conworkshop to create an unspoken, unsigned written language was too difficult, so I decided to post a phonology too. This represents  Uixian, not CCL. A modified version of the hieroglyphs can be used to write Uixian. The two languages are otherwise completely unrelated. [It's like using the Latin alphabet to write in your conlang - there's isn't a connection beyond the writing system.]
  • The people who used CCL were called Ozairans. They were mostly colorblind, but scribes had acute visual abilities - some were tetrachromats.
  • There is only one person left alive who still understands CCL.
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Sample of Chromatic Cave LanguageCan't find any yet.
Latest vocabulary
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Language family relationships
Language treeIsolates
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal               ŋ  
Fricative   f ↓f f: v v:   s ↓s s: z z: ʃ ʃ:     x ↓x x: h ↓h h:
Approximant           j ʍ w    
Trill       r          
Click       ǃ̻1          
Implosive ɓ   ɗ         ɠ  
Blends ŋ͡m
  1. sublaminal lower alveolar percussive click
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close     u uʱ ṵ: u̥
Close-mid   ɵ ɵʱ ɵ̰: ɵ̥  
Open a aʱ a̰: ḁ    
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Chromatic Cave Language. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Chromatic Cave LanguageOrthography
Ũ ũ /uʱ/Aa/a/, /a/Ã ã/aʱ/A̰A̰ a̰a̰/a̰:/AQ aq/ḁ/Bb/ɓ/Dd/ɗ/Ʇʇ/↓f/Ff/f/FF ff/f:/
Gg/ɠ/Hh/h/HH hh/h:/Ii/ʍ/Jj/j/Kk/x/KK kk/x:/Ll/ǃ̻/1NG ng/ŋ/NGM ngm/ŋ͡m/
Oo/ɵ/, /ɵ/Õ õ/ɵʱ/O̰O̰ o̰o̰/ɵ̰:/OQ oq/ɵ̥/Rr/r/Ss/s/, /s/SS ss/s:/Uu/u/ṴṴ ṵṵ/ṵ:/UQ uq/u̥/
Vv/v/VV vv/v:/Ww/w/Xx/ʃ/XX xx/ʃ:/Zz/z/ZZ zz/z:/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. sublaminal lower alveolar percussive click
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
CCL and Uixian
a brief history
31-Oct-17 21:12
CCL example 16-Sep-17 18:37
Color classes
how color is used in CCL
31-Jul-17 19:10
Typological information for Chromatic Cave Language

Morphological typologySynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentOther
Primary word orderTopic-Comment
Script typeCombination of systems

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