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Kjanba [KNBA]
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Typology New 309 words Kjanba
kjanba
[kʰjan̪ˈba]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 9 April 2021
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Kjanba Kjanba is an a priori artlang that aims to derive roots with phonemes that follow an innate sound-symbolism system. It draws inspiration from the Inuit language family.
Sample of Kjanba[view] qu agezdwi.

I saw an animal.
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Latest vocabulary
synwater
bjebuqnback
bjebipnfront
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvular
Nasal m       ŋ  
Plosive p pʰ t̪ t̪ʰ       k kʰ q
Fricative ɸ β θ [ð]1 [ç]2   x ʁ
Affricate     t͡s̪ t͡s̪ʰ        
Lateral approximant            
Approximant       j w    
  1. only while neighboring voiced consonants, allophone of /θ/
  2. preceding /i/, allophone of /x/
VowelsFrontNear-
back
Back
Close   u
Near-close   ʊ  
Open-mid ɛ   ʌ ɔ
Open    
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kjanba. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KjanbaOrthography [edit]
a/a̠/b/p/c/t͡s̪ʰ/d/t̪/e/ɛ/f/ɸ/g/k/i/i̞/j/j/k/kʰ/
l/l̪/m/m/n/n̪/o/ɔ/p/pʰ/q/q/r/ʁ/s/s̪/t/t̪ʰ/u/u/
v/β/w/w/x/x/, [ç]1y/ʊ/z/t͡s̪/þ/θ/, [ð]2ŋ/ŋ/ə/ʌ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. preceding /i/
  2. only while neighboring voiced consonants
Typological information for Kjanba

Base counting systemSenary (6)
Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Noun head-directionalityHead initial
Noun-adjective orderNoun first

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