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Kálima
Kálima
[kalimə]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 21 December 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Kálima
Kálima An artlang for the purpose of being interesting.
Features
    No fricatives (other than the optional /h/),
    Distinctions between /r/ and /ɹ/, and /a/ and /ə/,
    Five cases,
    Three tenses,
    SOV word order,
    No gender,
    And nine delightful personal pronouns!
Sample of Kálima[view] Ona áneti ádi láibi.

I will make a new home.
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Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n        
Plosive p b t d     k g [ʔ]1
Fricative           h
Lateral approximant   l        
Approximant   ɹ j w    
Trill   r        
Flap   [ɾ]2        
Blends kr
  1. In some dialects, allophone of /h/
  2. In some dialects, allophone of /r/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Close-mid e    
Mid   ə  
Open a   ɒ
Polyphthongs ei ai
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kálima. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KálimaOrthography [edit]
Áá/a/Aa/ə/Bb/b/Cc/kr/Dd/d/Ee/e/Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/i/Jj/j/Kk/k/
Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ɒ/Pp/p/Qq/kɹ/Rr/r/Tt/t/Uu/u/Vv/ɹ/Ww/w/
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    Latest 8 related articles listed below.
    Subordinate Clauses: the Use of 'pe' and 'e'
    A description of how to use subordinate clauses in Kálima us...
    29-Aug-18 19:37
    Word Endings
    A short overview of the different word endings in Kálima.
    01-Jul-18 12:15
    Names
    Name style in Kálima
    01-Jul-18 11:12
    Plurality
    A short description of how plurality works in Kálima.
    30-Jun-18 16:36
    Inflectional Morphology
    A guide to (some) of the possible inflections in Kálima.
    30-Jun-18 16:36
    Grammar
    Possible structures of Kálima grammar.
    30-Jun-18 16:36
    Example Kálima Text
    A collection of text for showing off Kálima. Contains Englis...
    17-Apr-18 19:12
    Typological information for Kálima

    Base counting systemOctal (8)
    Primary word orderSOV
    Pronoun persons1st/2nd/3rd/4th persons
    Marked tense (verb)Past, Present, Future
    Marked aspect (verb)Perfective and imperfective

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