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Koi
koi
[koi̯]*
Registered by kullersten on 4 March 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Koi A language based entirely upon what I think sounds nice. Has nothing almost nothing to do with the fish.
Sample of Koi[view] nēkoiampa asokoiampa.

I speak English
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Latest vocabulary
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottalOther
Nasal m m:   n n:     ŋ ŋ:    
Plosive p ᵐp   t ⁿt d ⁿd1     k kʷ ᵑkʷ ᵑk g gʷ ᵑgʷ ᵑg2 ʔ ʔʷ  
Fricative   f v s     x xʷ h hʷ  
Affricate   p̪f3 ⁿp̪f4 t͡s5 ⁿt͡s6         t͡ɬ7 ⁿt͡ɬ8
Lateral fricative     ɬ9          
Lateral flap     ɺ          
Approximant       j j: w w:      
  1. With some speakers, in free variation with word-initial [n]
  2. With some speakers, in free variation with word-initial [ŋ]
  3. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [b̪͡v]
  4. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [ᵐb̪͡v]
  5. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [d͡z]
  6. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [ⁿd͡z]
  7. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [d͡ɮ]
  8. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [ⁿd͡ɮ]
  9. Occasionally, particularly intervocalically and by children, surfaces as voiceless lateral flap [ɺ̥]
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close í: í ý: ý   ʉ́: ʉ́   ɯ̽: ɯ̽ ú: ú
Near-close   ɪ̟̀: ɪ̟̀ ʏ̟̀: ʏ̟̀ ʊ̈̀: ʊ̈̀ ʊ̠̀: ʊ̠̀  
Close-mid é̞: é̞ ǿ̞: ǿ̞   ɵ ɵ:   ó̞: ó̞
Open-mid ɛ̀: ɛ̀ œ̀: œ̀       ɔ̀: ɔ̀
Open     ä ä:    
Polyphthongs iɯ̯̽ eɯ̯̽ aɯ̯̽ oɯ̯̽ øɯ̯̽ ie̯ ia̯ io̯ iɵ̯ ea̯
eo̯ eɵ̯ ao̯ aɵ̯ oi̯ oe̯ oa̯ oɵ̯ ui̯ ue̯
uo̯ uɵ̯ øi̯ øe̯ øa̯ øɵ̯
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Koi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KoiOrthography
7/ʔ/7w/ʔʷ/a/ä/aọ/aɵ̯/ao/ao̯//aɯ̯̽/é/é̞/é̩/ǿ̞/í/í/ó/ó̞/
õ/ɵ://é̞://ó̞:/ú/ú/úe/ue̯/úi/ui̯/úo/uo̯/úu/uɵ̯//œ̀/ẹa/øa̯/
ẹọ/øɵ̯/ẹe/øe̯/ẹi/øi̯/ẹ̄/œ̀:/ẹũ/øɯ̯̽//ǿ̞://ɵ//ɯ̽/ý/ý/d/d/
e/ɛ̀/ea/ea̯//eɵ̯/eo/eo̯//eɯ̯̽/ȳ/ʏ̟̀:/ȳ́/ý:/f/f/g/g/gw/gʷ/
h/h/hw/hʷ/i/ɪ̟̀/ia/ia̯/iọ/iɵ̯/ie/ie̯/io/io̯//iɯ̯̽/j/j/jj/j:/
k/k/kw/kʷ/l/ɺ/m/m/mm/m:/mp/ᵐp/mpf/ⁿp̪f/1n/n/nd/ⁿd/2ng/ᵑg/3
ngw/ᵑgʷ/nk/ᵑk/nkw/ᵑkʷ/nn/n:/nt/ⁿt/nts/ⁿt͡s/4ntł/ⁿt͡ɬ/5o/ɔ̀/oa/oa̯/oọ/oɵ̯/
oe/oe̯/oi/oi̯//oɯ̯̽/p/p/pf/p̪f/6s/s/t/t/ts/t͡s/7/t͡ɬ/8u/ʊ̠̀/
v/v/w/w/ww/w:/x/x/xw/xʷ/y/ʏ̟̀/ł/ɬ/9ŋ/ŋ/ŋŋ/ŋ:/ō/ɔ̀:/
ũ/ɯ̽:/ū/ʊ̠̀:/ū́/ú:/ā/ä:/ē/ɛ̀:/ī/ɪ̟̀:/ī́/í:/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [ᵐb̪͡v]
  2. With some speakers, in free variation with word-initial [n]
  3. With some speakers, in free variation with word-initial [ŋ]
  4. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [ⁿd͡z]
  5. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [ⁿd͡ɮ]
  6. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [b̪͡v]
  7. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [d͡z]
  8. Often (especially intervocalically or word-finally) voiced [d͡ɮ]
  9. Occasionally, particularly intervocalically and by children, surfaces as voiceless lateral flap [ɺ̥]
Typological information for Koi

Adposition head-directionalityHead final
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
Primary word orderVSO

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