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Pearl [LUM]
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Registered by [Deactivated User] on 31 January 2018
Language type Other
Species Human/humanoid
About Pearl This fanlang is my attempt to flesh out the beautiful Pearl language from the movie Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets. I loved that movie and I loved the Pearls, but there is nothing online about how the language works, so this is my take on what it might look like. But this conlang will likely evolve beyond the movie mythos into its own thing.

-Uses a simple vowel harmony system
-Inspired by French and Finnish

My goal with this language is to make the Pearl parts of the movie understandable.
Sample of Pearl[view] Yaïyaï rexe laïlǎaro.

Birds sing.
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Latest vocabulary
Nasal m   n        
Plosive p b   t     k  
Fricative   f v s ʃ     h
Affricate       t͡ʃ d͡ʒ      
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant     ɹ   j    
Blends jʉ jʉ:
Close i i: î ǐ   u u: û ǔ
Mid   [ə]1  
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: ɛ̂ ɛ̌   ɔ ɔ: ɔ̂ ɔ̌
Near-open   ɐ ɐ: ɐ̂ ɐ̌  
Polyphthongs oe ei ɐo ɐi
  1. allophone of /ɐ/
Below is the orthography for Pearl. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 PearlOrthography [edit]
Aa/ɐ/AA aa/ɐ:/AÂ aâ/ɐ̂/AÏ aï/ɐi/AÖ aö/ɐo/ǍA ǎa/ɐ̌/Bb/b/Cc/k/Dd/d͡ʒ/Ee/ɛ/EE ee/ɛ:/
EÊ eê/ɛ̂/EÏ eï/ei/ĚE ěe/ɛ̌/Ff/f/IÎ iî/î/Ï ï/i/ÏI ïi/i:/ǏI ǐi/ǐ/Jj/t͡ʃ/Ll/l/Mm/m/
Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/OÏ oï/oe/OÔ oô/ɔ̂/OO oo/ɔ:/ǑO ǒo/ɔ̌/Pp/p/Qq/ʃ/Rr/ɹ/Ss/s/Tt/t/, /t/
Uu/u/UU uu/u:/UÛ uû/û/Ü ü/jʉ/ÜU üu/jʉ:/ǓU ǔu/ǔ/Vv/v/Xx/h/Yy/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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    Typological information for Pearl

    Adjective agreementNumber and class
    Morphological typologySynthetic
    Morphosyntactic alignmentAustronesian alignment

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