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Ikiv [IPS]
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[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.
-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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Latest vocabulary
Nasal m1   n2     ŋ3  
Plosive p b   t d     k g ʔ4
Fricative   f5 s6       h7
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant       [j] [w]    
Trill     r8        
Blends ʃp ʃt ʃk ʒm ʒn ʒŋ ɹp
ɹt ɹk ɹm ɹn ɹŋ ʒb ʒd ʒg
  1. may be pronounced as /w͂/ word finaly;
  2. can be lenited and nasalize preceding vowels;
  3. may be pronouced /ɲ~ng~j͂/;
  4. zero onset;
  5. can be pronounced /ɸ/ before /u/ /o/;
  6. can become /ɕ~ʃ/ before /i/ /e/;
  7. can become /x/ before /u/ /o/ and /ç/ before /j/ /i/ /e/;
  8. standard: it is pronounced as /r/ in onset, /ɾ/ in clusters or inside a word and /ɹ~ɻ/ at coda;
Close i ɨ1 u
Open   ä  
  1. serve as an apenthetic vowel;
Below is the orthography for Ikiv. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. can be pronounced /ɸ/ before /u/ /o/;
  2. can become /x/ before /u/ /o/ and /ç/ before /j/ /i/ /e/;
  3. may be pronounced as /w͂/ word finaly;
  4. can be lenited and nasalize preceding vowels;
  5. standard: it is pronounced as /r/ in onset, /ɾ/ in clusters or inside a word and /ɹ~ɻ/ at coda;
  6. can become /ɕ~ʃ/ before /i/ /e/;
  7. may be pronouced /ɲ~ng~j͂/;
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Typological information for Ikiv

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

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