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Chirp
Yḗtëó
[jǽ̌tæ̀ɒ̌]
Registered by RomajiMiltonAmul on 24 February 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersChirp is spoken by a population of around 30,000,000,000,000 in Harmony Empire.
Species Human/humanoid
About Chirp Chirp is a fictional Auxlang that came into use for being pronounceable by more species than traditional languages. (The speaker number is so high because Harmony Empire is an intergalactic civilization.)
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.
... Also, CWS doesn't comprehend accents properly, so all of the IPA has to be done semi manually
Sample of Chirp[view] (1) Esëo ī̀è ũītē̆p ē̂ópī̂k [Jack] òs ŭṑsḯ / (2) Esëo ī̀è ũītē̆p ē̂ópī̂kjĭ jḯpê ĩtē̆p ŭṑsḯ píï̂tū̀yé [Jack]

(1) I know that Jack built the house. / / (2) I know that that's the house that Jack built.
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Sound samples in Chirp
Some sound samples of Chirp. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Kiyḗ! Ĕ ī̀è [Lōkat Krāla] uī ĕ [Tantu Āmu] së́íū̀jü jḯpê ī̀è. Êpï̂tù sïjū̀ĕ...
Hello! I am Lōkat Krāla, and this is my friend Tantu Āmu. We have volunteered to test this thing - i...
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
Kk/k/Tt/t/Pp/p/Ss/s/Jj/ʒ/Yy/j/Ii/i/Ee/æ/Oo/ɒ/
Uu/u/ ̀/̂/ ́/̌/ ̂/᷈/ ̃/̬/ ̄ /́/ ̆/᷉/ ̈/̀/
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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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