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Kjanba [KNBA]
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Typology New 309 words Kjanba
kjanba
[kʰjan̪ˈba]
Registered by superactinide 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
bjebuqnback
bjebipnfront
ecuvwrite
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. proceding /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
i/i̞/e/ɛ/a/a̠/o/ʌ/ö/ɔ/y/ʊ/u/u/m/m/n/n̪/ŋ/ŋ/
b/p/p/pʰ/d/t̪/t/t̪ʰ/g/k/k/kʰ/q/q/þ/θ/, [ð]1z/t͡s̪/c/t͡s̪ʰ/
v/β/f/ɸ/s/s̪/l/l̪/j/j/w/w/x/x/, [ç]2r/ʁ/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. only while neighboring voiced consonants
  2. proceding /i/
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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