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Ikiv
Ikiv·rañí
[iˈgiw lãˈŋi]
Registered by Hicky Pebble on 4 December 2017
Language type Mixed
Species Human/humanoid
About Ikiv Ikiw is a priori language designed to be simple to pronounce, but at the same time, having a extensive, rich, predictable, exceptionless, and regular grammar.
The vocabulary is mainly of English source, but you’ll see some Portuguese and Chinese words and a bit of other languages.
It’s phonemes can have a wide range of variations/realizations depending on the preferences or based in the native language(s) of the speaker.
Orthography: preferentialy uses the Latin alphabet, but any other alphabet can be used. Capitalization and pontuation are used for discerning morphemes and parts of speech.
Grammar:
-highly agglutinative/polysynthetic
-lots of derivational suffixes
-five persons
-SVO word order
-no gender
-verbal prefixes convey tense, aspect, mood, evidentiality and valency (all optional)
-reduplication makes the nouns plural and intensifies adjectives, adverbs and verbs
-stress is in last syllable, except when the word has a suffix; when this happens, the stress falls on the last syllable before the suffix
-Ikiw means ‘’orphan kid that longs to be adopted’’
Sample of Ikiv[view] Ay'ewpwa‐spik Ikiw

I speak English
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n       ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d       k g ʔ1
Fricative   f s ʃ       h
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
Trill     r          
  1. zero onset;
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Mid  
Open   ä  
Syllable StructureV,VG,GV,CV,CGV,VC,CVG
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ikiv. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 IkivOrthography
Aa/ä/Ee/e̞/Ff/f/Hh/h/Ii/i/Jj/j/Kk/k/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o̞/Pp/p/
Rr/r/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/Vv/w/Bb/b/Dd/d/Gg/g/Ll/l/Qq/ŋ/Xx/ʃ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Ikiv

    GendersNone
    Noun numbersSingular/Plural
    Morphological typologyAgglutinative
    Number of nominal casesFive cases
    Primary word orderOVS

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