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Ukamayan
Ka laŋi Ōkama
[ka ɺaŋi ókama]*
Registered by Egil on 24 June 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Ukamayan Ukamayan is another attempt to create a language with a minimalistic phonology, and it's based on Polynesian languages and a little bit of Tagalog and Japanese. The grammar is a collection of features that do not exist in European languages, and it is designed to have a simple but very alien grammar. Despite the name, Ukamayan has nothing to do with Mayan languages.

Ā ka laŋi Ōkama 'iomitihe nawi ka ōki ŋati'eŋamōi milaŋi nai keamai mikakālikāli mookini, ŋana na ŋawāka ka laŋi Wolinehia, na tiŋawāka ka laŋi na Niōŋiko na Takāloko wa weso'itāi. Ā ka koŋilaŋi wie ŋa'oāŋi mimeta nai 'emoi teŋōi wi ka laŋi Iolō'a, ŋanato i ka ōki na lōŋoe na 'ekai wa ti'eŋōi. Ā "ukamayan" i ka laŋi Īŋilani, koamo ŋai ka laŋi Maia wa 'ei ōe.

Some features:
  • Hierachial alignment
  • Hierarchial word order
  • Distinction between primary and secondary object
  • Floats somewhere between analytic and agglutinating
  • Verb conjugation using infixes
  • No distinction between wh-Questions and yes/no-questions


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Sample of Ukamayan[view] Ŋāti ōe ŋa'etōi atomītai ŋanai atofia nasosēi 'āki fie, ŋaia ŋaatomītai ŋanai fia keiosāi ōe fie fa sosōi.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
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Sound samples in Ukamayan
Some sound samples of Ukamayan. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Wi alōlo nawi tāŋi’e, teŋo tīlo nai eleēlemo ŋa-‘Ōona. Wāka wi ‘a’āhekio akōo nawi ka moi ‘i mālie....
Once upon a time there was a boy named Wona. He lived in a small hut at the edge of the village. W...
Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n   ŋ  
Plosive     t   k ʔ
Fricative   f       h
Affricate       [t͡ɕ]1    
Lateral flap     ɺ      
  1. before /i/, allophone of /t/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i í  
Close-mid e é o ó
Open a á1  
  1. Marks pitch accent, not phoemic tone.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ukamayan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 UkamayanOrthography
'/ʔ/Aa/a/Āā/á/1Ee/e/Ēē/é/Ww/f/Hh/h/Ii/i/Īī/í/
Kk/k/Ll/ɺ/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/Ōō/ó/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Tt/t/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Marks pitch accent, not phoemic tone.
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Typological information for Ukamayan

Noun numbersSingular/Plural
Morphological typologyAnalytical
Morphosyntactic alignmentHierarchical alignment
Number of nominal casesTwo cases
Primary word orderHierarchical

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