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Chirp
Yḗtëó
[jǽ̌tæ̀ɒ̌]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 24 February 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Chirp Chirp is a fictional Auxlang that came into use for being pronounceable by more species than traditional languages. (The number of speakers got removed, probably because it's very high.)
By eliminating most vowels, and heavily reducing the consonant space, it allows many mouths to speak it.
However, in order to keep information density at a reasonable level, a matrix of tones is used to keep things straight. In fact, in their conscript, the tone markings are usually at least as big as the vowel
This is where the English name comes from, in that it sounds a bit like birdsong. Or is supposed to. That didn't really happen.

Also now used for a "fantasy but with space" RP setting in addition to hyperfuture ponies
Sample of Chirp[view] Të́óō̂ kǜósè ĩtē̆p òjèpípë̆ sëkòtü̆ít ëü̆í úṓ?

Did that yellow sponge say something?
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelar
Plosive p t     k
Fricative   s ʒ    
Approximant       j  
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Near-open æ  
Open   ɒ
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Chirp. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ChirpOrthography [edit]
e▒
Ee
/æ/
i▒
Ii
/i/
j
Jj
/ʒ/
k
Kk
/k/
o▒
Oo
/ɒ/
p
Pp
/p/
s
Ss
/s/
t
Tt
/t/
u▒
Uu
/u/
X̀ x̀
/̂/
X́ x́
/̌/
X̂ x̂
/᷈/
X̃ x̃
/̬/
X̄ x̄
/́/
X̆ x̆
/᷉/
Ẍ ẍ
/̀/
y
Yy
/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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    Typological information for Chirp

    Primary word orderVSO
    Marked tense (verb)No marked tense
    ToneComplex system (3+ or contour tones)

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