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Ifei
Ivei
[ɨfeˑɨ]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 12 May 2020
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Ifei A tiny language with a tiny alphabetical arrange and a fun phonological array of different options.
Close-centered vowels and nasal, plosive and fricative consonant sounds flood this language into almost a whispering mumble a beautiful melody.

Sentences are SVO
Six cases:
  1. Nominative
  2. Accusative
  3. Dative
  4. Genitive
  5. Instrumental-comitative
  6. Locative

Adjectival agreement through case
A very peculiar base 4 number system
Past, present and affixed future
Actor led (whatever that means)I know what it means dw
  1. Possessee first
  2. Described noun first

Copula-declensed adjectives
Mostly affixed markers for everything
Oh, and prenasalisation and glottal stops everywhere
Sample of Ifei[view] E xuḏuß um.

I die in a pit.
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Latest vocabulary
iußinberry
ußïnnniece
ußinnnephew
Language family relationships
Language treeAidav
 ⤷ Aide
  ⤷ Ailavu
   ⤷ Proto-Failav
    ⤷ Failav
     ⤷ Proto-Ifei
      ⤷  Ifei
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarRetroflexEpiglottalGlottal
Nasal m ᵐm [ɱ]1 [ⁿɱ]2 n̪ ⁿn̪ n ⁿn [ɳ]3 [ᶯɳ]4    
Plosive b ᵐb [b̪]5 [ⁿb̪]6 d̪ ⁿd̪ d ⁿd [ɖ]7 [ᶯɖ]8 [ʡ]9 ʔ
Fricative β ᵐβ [f]10 v ⁿv ð ⁿð s ⁿs ʂ ᶯʂ    
  1. Before i /ɨ/ or iu /ɯ:/, but not after x /ʔ/, allophone of /m/
  2. Before i /ɨ/ or iu /ɯ:/, but not after x /ʔ/, allophone of /ᵐm/
  3. Before i /ɨ/ or iu /ɯ:/, but not after x /ʔ/, allophone of /n/
  4. Before i /ɨ/ or iu /ɯ:/, but not after x /ʔ/, allophone of /ⁿn/
  5. Before ë /ɘ/, but not after x /ʔ/, allophone of /b/
  6. Before ë /ɘ/, but not after x /ʔ/, allophone of /ᵐb/
  7. Before ë /ɘ/, but not after x /ʔ/, allophone of /d/
  8. Before ë /ɘ/, but not after x /ʔ/, allophone of /ⁿd/
  9. When initial or doubled, allophone of /ʔ/
  10. When final, between i /ɨ/ and e /ě/, e /ě/ and e /ě/, or ui /ɯ:/ and e /ě/, allophone of /v/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i ɨ [ɯ:]1 u
Close-mid [e]2 eˑ ɘ  
  1. Union of ui or iu, allophone of /u/
  2. When in between b /b/ and m /m/, b /b/ and n /n/, d /d/ and m /m/, or d /d/ and n /n/ , allophone of /eˑ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ifei. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 IfeiOrthography [edit]
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Bb
be
/b/
B' b'
eb'e
/ᵐb/
Ḏḏ
ḏe
/d̪/
Dd
de
/d/
D' d'
ed'e
/ⁿd/
Ḏ' ḏ'
eḏ'e
/ⁿd̪/
Ëë
ë
/ɘ/
Ee
e
/eˑ/
Ii
i
/ɨ/
Ïï
ï
/i/
Mm
mi
/m/
M' m'
im'i
/ᵐm/
Ńń
ńi
/n̪/
Nn
ni
/n/
Ń' ń'
iń'i
/ⁿn̪/
N' n'
in'i
/ⁿn/
Śś
śï
/ʂ/
Ss
/s/
SSß
ßi
/β/
Ś' ś'
ïś'ï
/ᶯʂ/
SS' ß'
eß'i
/ᵐβ/
S' s'
ïs'ï
/ⁿs/
Tt
/ð/
T' t'
ït'ï
/ⁿð/
Uu
u
/u/
Vv
vi
/v/
V' v'
iv'i
/ⁿv/
Xx
ied
/ʔ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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    Typological information for Ifei

    Adjective agreementCase
    Noun-noun possessionGenitive or possessive case
    Pronoun-noun possessionGenitive/Possessive case
    Primary word orderSOV

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