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Kudo [KDO]
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Typology Functional 1,978 words
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Registered by cwicke on 13 August 2018
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersKudo is spoken by a population of 23,758,349 in Taado, Kaaxa Kamutsa.
Species Human/humanoid
About Kudo
  • Fluid-S active-stative language.
  • SOV word order in general, VSO for questions.
  • No hard distinction between nouns and verbs.
  • Various mandatory classifiers for quantities of things.
  • Two degrees of both past and future tense. The distant tenses are most often used in storytelling, predictions, and promises.
  • Transitive verbs agree with both agent and patient.
  • Kudo spelling was never formally standardised after many sound changes, resulting in words being spelled historically or phonetically depending on location*.
  • Words like this one, son, friend, etc. are commonly used to politely refer to second and third persons.

  • *This dictionary preserves the historical form of native Kudo words.
    Sample of Kudo[view] "Póxi dzi," Obamaxa asia, haana ahiáaxau.

    “Bees are good,” Obama says, as children scream.
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    Nasal m   n            
    Plosive p b   t d       k g ʔ  
    Fricative [ɸ]1 [β]2 [ð]3 s z ɕ ʑ     [x]4 [ɣ]5 h  
    Affricate       t͡ɕ d͡ʑ          
    Lateral approximant     (l)            
    Approximant         [j]6 w     [ɥ]
    Flap     ɾ            
    1. between vowels, allophone of /p/
    2. between vowels, allophone of /b/
    3. between vowels, allophone of /d/
    4. between vowels, allophone of /k/
    5. between vowels, allophone of /g/
    6. between C and V, allophone of /i/
    Close i i: í: í u u: ú: ú
    Close-mid e e: é: é  
    Open-mid   ɔ ɔ: ɔ́: ɔ́
    Open a a: á: á  
    Below is the orthography for Kudo. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
    Aa/a/Bb/b/, [β]1Cc/t͡ɕ/Dd/d/, [ð]2Gg/g/, [ɣ]3Hh/h/Ii/i/, [j]4Jj/d͡ʑ/Kk/k/, [x]5Ll/l/6Mm/m/
    Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/Pp/p/, [ɸ]7Rr/ɾ/Ss/ɕ/Tt/t/Uu/u/Ww/w/Xx/ʔ/Zz/ʑ/
    ✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    1. between vowels
    2. between vowels
    3. between vowels
    4. between C and V
    5. between vowels
    6. loan words only
    7. between vowels
    Typological information for Kudo

    Adjective agreementNumber
    Base counting systemRestricted
    Morphological typologyAgglutinative
    Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
    Past tense remoteness2-3 degrees of remoteness

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