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Registered by salt on 6 July 2021
Language type International Auxiliary Language (IAL)
Species Human/humanoid
About Sikababu Sikababu is an International Auxiliary Language with East Asian influence.

Note: This language was made before I knew about Conworkshop, so the full specification of the language and thousands of words are stored elsewhere. I'm currently working on migrating everything to Conworkshop.
Sample of Sikababu[view] Ita a chan ra si ta baka. Ka ra asa ta nai renimu. Ka ra de kapu si ta wofuka gi.

So these people were stupid! They didn't know anything. Their heads were like dogs.
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Nasal m   n        
Plosive b   d       g
Fricative   f s ʃ      
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ      
Approximant         j w  
Flap     ɾ        
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open a  
Syllable StructureEarthlang is (C)V(V)(N). It can only end in a vowel or /n/. (ending /m/ is not ok)

For information about dipthongs and syllable structure, see the article "phonotactics of Sikababu"
Stress informationSikababu has default peultimate stress, e.g. BAbu. For compound words or words with affixes, the syllable pattern is of their individual elements, such as SIkaBAbu. However, since stress does not actually matter, the speaker is free to use any stress pattern they feel most comfortable.
OtherC can be pronounced /(d)z/
Sh can be pronounced /ʃ~ɕ~ʂ/
Ch can be pronounced /t͡ʃ~t͡ɕ~ʈ͡ʂ/, it can also be pronounced voiced like /ʒ/ or /d͡ʒ/
R can be pronounced /r~ɾ~l/
W can be pronounced /w~v/

Notes about consonant merging: Speakers are free to merge whatever pair of consonants they are unable to distinguish. Usually there are not a lot of minimal pairs and the ones that exist are mostly determinable by context, so, for example, merging /ts/ and /s/, merging the voiced and unvoiced plosives, or merging /p/ with /f/ is completely fine.
Below is the orthography for Sikababu. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SikababuOrthography [edit]
Aa/a/Bb/b/Cc/t͡s/Ch ch/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/e/Ff/f/Gg/g/Ii/i/Kk/kʰ/Mm/m/
Nn/n/Oo/o/Pp/pʰ/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Sh sh/ʃ/Tt/tʰ/Uu/u/Ww/w/Yy/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
    Additional NotesAn apostrophe (') is used as a syllable separator between vowels and nasals in different syllables.
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