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Sekwempo [CWL]
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Typology Progressing 542 words Sekwempo
Registered by Tonio on 26 May 2018
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Sekwempo A proto-language for an in-progress conworld. Pretty obviously initially inspired by Proto-Indo-European, particularly in phonology and nominal morphology, but quite different in syntax.

Primary features include:
* nominative-accusative alignment
* strongly head-initial, with no set word order
* various noun and verb roots centered around vowels
* animate/inanimate distinctions, with no grammatical gender
* various classes of verbs, including stative, repetitive, and continual
* inflection for numerous forms of possession
* lots of reduplication!
Sample of Sekwempo[view] Srotsxwebh xwn̥bheq lḗrhqerhb gwáh shéhnxoseq gwhḗrlehxe, xwōqyrhrh qotsrh mr̥xklenskke hḗqrh, gwānnylmegwhrh dhūllenskke hḗqrh, tsḗlhtemrhe br̥gwhyhgwh xátstxoske hḗqrh etsōs xyqryqȳl. Xwn̥bheq gwhōrlhōx hl̥hl̥bhgwhyt: "Hélrhakke lédgehddé kwéhsh, xaqāgwbéls tsḗlhtemrhe sḗhe gwhḗrlehxe pōlhtȳ xáxátstgwhyt." Gwhḗrlehbhe hl̥hl̥bhdhyrhm: &q...[view all texts]
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 ⤷  Sekwempo
Nasal m m̩ n n̩   [ŋ]1 [ŋʷ]2      
Plosive p b bʰ t d dʰ   k kʷ g gʷ gʰʷ     ʔ
Fricative   s z ʂ   χ χʷ ħ  
Affricate   t͡s          
Lateral approximant   l l̩          
Lateral fricative   ɬ          
Approximant     ɻ ɻ̩        
Trill   r          
Flap   [ɾ]3          
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /n/
  3. allophone of /r/
Close i1 ɨ ɨ: u u:
Close-mid e e: ɘ o o:
Open a a:   ɒ
  1. marginal phoneme, always occurs as /iʔ/
Below is the orthography for Sekwempo. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Aa/a/Áá/ɒ/Āā/a:/Bb/b/BH bh/bʰ/Dd/d/DH dh/dʰ/Ee/ɘ/Éé/e/Ḗḗ/e:/Gg/g/
GW gw/gʷ/GWH gwh/gʰʷ/Hh/ħ/Ii/i/1Kk/k/KW kw/kʷ/Ll/l/L̥ l̥/l̩/LH lh/ɬ/Mm/m/M̥ m̥/m̩/
N̥ n̥/n̩/Nn/n/, [ŋ]Oo/o/Ōō/o:/Pp/p/Qq/ʔ/Rr/r/, [ɾ]R̥ r̥/ɻ̩/RH rh/ɻ/Ss/s/SH sh/ʂ/
Tt/t/TS ts/t͡s/Uu/u/Ūū/u:/Xx/χ/XW xw/χʷ/Yy/ɨ/Ȳȳ/ɨ:/Zz/z/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. marginal phoneme, always occurs as /iʔ/
Typological information for Sekwempo

AlienabilityMore distinctions
Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
Morphological typologySynthetic
Reduplication formMultiple forms

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