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Kendri
Kendri
['kɛndri]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 14 June 2018
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Kendri Kendri is spoken in Western Umur, where it is the lingua franca and main written language of three humanoid and four ylfwoid species, and the native language of some of those. It is not known with which species it originated. It belongs to a wider class of languages and dialects here referred to as Kendric. Its history can be divided into older, classic, middle and later Kendri. The oldest known language of the family, known as Old Ekyumei, is preserved only in inscriptions and other fragments, and is valuable for understanding the history of Kendri.
Sample of Kendri[view] Mirbur / 1 / Mírbru mírbru, dlé elmánto, / dwendóni léth, lho hèthaurhánto / fó, lho hèthaurhánto ílwo / fonfrúve sháurhu ré ofráitlo? / 2 / lhóni sáumni, lhón’ oléndni / lye elmántwa elm’ ilwóvne? / lhí folýsne bírjnuváetu? / lhí fo lémfhu ré fozáetu? / 3 / lhí ge ófru, lhí ge ómbru / ýgmen éktro t...[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m     n n̥       ŋ ŋ̥  
Plosive p b     t d       k g  
Fricative ɸ β f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ ç ʝ   x ɣ h
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant       l          
Lateral fricative       ɬ          
Approximant   ʋ       j ʍ [ʍ̬]1 w    
Trill                
Flap       ɾ          
Blends [m̥h]2 [nh̥]3 [ŋh̥]4
  1. allophone of /ʋ/
  2. allophone of /m̥/
  3. allophone of /n̥/
  4. allophone of /ŋ̥/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ [ʏ]1    
Close-mid [e]2 e: ø:     [o]3 o:
Open-mid ɛ ɛ:     ɔ
Near-open æ:      
Open     ä ɒ:
Polyphthongs ɛu io ie ui [eʌ]4 [øə]5 [ɛə]6 äu uo
äi ɔi iu ei [ɒʌ]7 ue [ɔə]8 [æə]9 ou
  1. allophone of /ɪ/
  2. allophone of /ɛ/
  3. allophone of /ɔ/
  4. allophone of /e:/
  5. allophone of /ø:/
  6. allophone of /ɛ:/
  7. allophone of /ɒ:/
  8. allophone of /o:/
  9. allophone of /æ:/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kendri. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KendriOrthography [edit]
a
Aa
/ä/
ae
AE ae
/æ:/, [æə]
ai
AI ai
/äi/
ao
AO ao
/ɒ:/, [ɒʌ]
au
AU au
/äu/
b
Bb
/b/
B
BH bh
/β/
c
Cc
/t͡ʃ/
C
CH ch
/ç/
d
Dd
/d/
D
DH dh
/ð/
e
Ee
/ɛ/, [e]
ea
EA ea
/ɛ:/, [ɛə]
ei
EI ei
/ei/
eo
EO eo
/e:/, [eʌ]
eu
EU eu
/ɛu/
f
Ff
/f/
F
FH fh
/ʍ/
g
Gg
/g/
G
GH gh
/ɣ/
h
Hh
/h/
i
Ii
/i/
ia
IA ia
/iä/
ie
IE ie
/ie/
io
IO io
/io/
iu
IU iu
/iu/
j
Jj
/d͡ʒ/
J
JH jh
/ʝ/
k
Kk
/k/
K
KH kh
/x/
l
Ll
/l/
L
LH lh
/ɬ/
m
Mm
/m/
M
MH mh
/m̥/, [m̥h]
n
Nn
/n/
x
ÑG ñg
/ŋ/
X
ÑGH ñgh
/ŋ̥/, [ŋh̥]
N
NH nh
/n̥/, [nh̥]
o
Oo
/ɔ/, [o]
oa
OA oa
/o:/, [ɔə]
oe
OE oe
/ø:/, [øə]
oi
OI oi
/ɔi/
ou
OU ou
/ou/
p
Pp
/p/
P
PH ph
/ɸ/
r
Rr
/ɾ/
R
RH rh
/r̥/
s
Ss
/s/
S
SH sh
/ʃ/
t
Tt
/t/
T
TH th
/θ/
u
Uu
/u/
ua
UA ua
/uä/
ue
UE ue
/ue/
ui
UI ui
/ui/
uo
UO uo
/uo/
v
Vv
/v/
V
VH vh
/ʋ/, [ʍ̬]
w
Ww
/w/
y
Yy
/ɪ/, [ʏ]
q
Ŷŷ
/j/
z
Zz
/z/
Z
ZH zh
/ʒ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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