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Hardmoks
Oderahidu
[ʔʌteräçit͡sɣ̩]
Registered by t'éþĩçjìiírel on 3 January 2019
Language type Engineered Language (Englang)
Place & SpeakersHardmoks is spoken by a population of 1 in the world, (that's me) and it'll probably never gain a second speaker.
Species Human/humanoid
About Hardmoks
!je rvem vidjihjaredva id iv'jareb jedjah
Hade beravi di Oderahidu mor e!

[ˈhäˑte peˈräˑji t͡ɕi ʔʌteräˈçiˑt͡sɣ̩ mɔɮ ʔe]
Welcome to the Hardmoks language!

In short: Hardmoks is what happens if Pirahã and Alekano make a baby with disordered speech and no history, as if Pirahã wasn't disordered enough.

A bit longer: Hardmoks is an experiment on the feasibility of doublethink and large homonym inventories in regular speech inspired mostly by the typology of toddler's speech and the linguistics of Genie, with several aspects of early children's speech in general, packed in a more naturalistic and "grownup" shell. For example: there's some simplification of concepts; no colours except light and dark, no genders, no compound words, no rounding, no exceptions to the word order, a very simple morphology and grammar, etc., and overused vocabulary with multiple meanings, for example vidu [jit͡sɣ̩], can be an expression of goodwill, but often gets used in all sorts of contexts involving anything positive. With lots of /ʌ/-s, /ɯ/-s and /ɰ/-s but no /o/-s, /u/-s and /w/-s since there's no rounding in Hardmoks (except allophonically after labial consonants), and a boatload of allophones, Hardmoks will use your day up pronouncing this weird phonology.

And yes, it is almost certain that hypothetical native Hardmoks speakers will mix up their R-s and L-s. Those are allophones in Hardmoks. And no, there's no Softmoks; Hardmoks has nothing to do with either the adjective "hard" nor the surname Mok, but instead comes from the english word "Sandbox"

Also, this is the only conlang I am reasonably fluent in lol Duo pls don't kill me for missing my Klingon lessions
Sample of Hardmoks[view] hugbese, o serige dor ar hon dagu bo andere jora er e ide rovari.

Remember, licking doorknobs on other planets is illegal
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Latest vocabulary
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abonnnecklace
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Sound samples in Hardmoks
Some sound samples of Hardmoks. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
segure e bol misede guvine el.
School is for chumps.
I bolsedo adu doge vil beruge di dija bo gonvogesobu o ide bo o beri geral di o go di seguren, men d...
I understand that you want to use your time on ConWorkShop instead of getting ready to go to school,...
Language family relationships
Language treeMoxic
 ⤷ Olmoks
  ⤷ Otera
   ⤷ Haldemoks
    ⤷  Hardmoks
[view] About MoxicThe mostly extinct Moxic Family consists of MXO and its far-flung relative HRM, and features few phonemes, rampant allophony, and notable ambiguity. It is generally subject-first and lacks affixes.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m n   [ɲ]1 [ŋ]2  
Plosive p t     k [ʔ]3
Fricative [ɸ]4 s [ɕ]5 [ç]6 [x]7 [ɣ]8 [ɣ̩]9 h
Affricate   [t͡s]10 [t͡ɕ]11      
Lateral approximant   l        
Lateral fricative   [ɮ]12        
Lateral flap   [ɺ]13        
Approximant       j ɰ  
Trill [ᵐʙ]14 [r]15        
Flap   [ɾ]16        
Implosive [ɓ]17 [ɗ]18        
Blends çi ɺɯ ɰɤ ɣɯ tɕi ɸi ɰɑ ɲi
ɰə ɕi ɾe ɓɐ ji ɺi ɗɐ
ɠɓɐ kpi kpe mʙu kpu kpɔ ɾʌ [ɠ͡ɓ]19
k͡p pɣ̩ sɣ̩ tsɣ̩ kɣ̩ xɣ̩
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /n/
  3. Word-initial before a vowel
  4. allophone of /h/
  5. allophone of /s/
  6. allophone of /h/
  7. before /ɣ̩/, allophone of /h/
  8. allophone of /ɰ/
  9. Allophone of /ɯ/ after velar consonants
  10. allophone of /t/
  11. allophone of /t/
  12. allophone of /l/
  13. allophone of /l/
  14. allophone of /m/
  15. allophone of /l/
  16. allophone of /l/
  17. allophone of /p/
  18. allophone of /t/
  19. Allophone of /k͡p/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i ĩ [ɨ]1 ɯ [u]2
Close-mid e   [ɤ]3 ɤ̃
Mid   [ə]4  
Open-mid ɛ̃   ʌ [ɔ]5
Near-open   [ɐ]6  
Open   ä [ɑ]7 ɑ̃
Polyphthongs ɯŋ il ɯl äɮ ʌɮ
  1. allophone of /ɯ/
  2. after labials, allophone of /ɯ/
  3. allophone of /ʌ/
  4. allophone of /e/
  5. after labials, allophone of /ʌ/
  6. Allophone of /ä/ after implosives
  7. Allophone of /ä/ after velar consonants
Syllable Structure(C)V(N/L), with obligatory onset and nucleus. Can be classified as (C)CV(N/L) if [ᵐʙ] [k͡p], [t͡s] and [t͡ɕ] are analysed as nasal-trill, plosive-plosive and plosive-fricative clusters instead. N is a nasal, /n/ [ ̃m n ɲ ŋ] and L is Hardmoks' liquid phoneme /l/ [r ɾ ɺ l ɮ]
Stress informationPenultimate syllable, characterised by vowel length (or gemination, in the case of [ɣ̩]) and higher tone.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Hardmoks. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 HardmoksOrthography
h
Hh
/h/, [ç], [ɸ], [x]1
s
Ss
/s/, [ɕ]
g
Gg
/k/
m
Mm
/m/
n
Nn
/n/, [ɲ], [ŋ]
d
Dd
/t/, [t͡s], [ɗ], [t͡ɕ]
b
Bb
/p/, [ɓ]
r
Rr
/l/, [ɮ], [ɺ], [r], [ɾ]
je
Ee
/e/, [ə]
va
Oo
/ʌ/, [ɤ], [ɔ]2
i
Ii
/i/
vi
Uu
/ɯ/, [ɣ̩]3, [ɨ], [u]4
a
Aa
/ä/, [ɐ]5, [ɑ]6
j'
Jj
/j/
v'
Vv
/ɰ/, [ɣ]
'
'
//
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. before /ɣ̩/
  2. after labials
  3. Allophone of /ɯ/ after velar consonants
  4. after labials
  5. Allophone of /ä/ after implosives
  6. Allophone of /ä/ after velar consonants
Conscript
Typological information for Hardmoks

Morphological typologySynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
NasalsAll three
Primary word orderSVO
Syllable structureModerate (CVC max)

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