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Manqe
Manẽqẽ
[manẽʘẽ]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 1 June 2022
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Manqe Manqe is a click-heavy, analytic language isolate with an ideographic writing system and a verb-centric grammar.
Sample of Manqe[view] mu xoe lece me ALEXANDER PERCHOV nuke seha mu xoe mente cu xoe lece ki?a qe hekeke ALEX, sina nuxa ncosou sae ?onge mhi ?ale mu xoe lece me. seha mente ?umou mu ALEX ntane mu xoe keresa, sina seha keresa mu tiu poi. nhai hate sae ngo sina cuqehe mu xoe keresa tiu poi, tai poi sina xi alecu xoinhu mu mu xoe qe hekeke, le xi tunu qe ki?a tunku, le xi...[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
?otoptcvery
qongounminute
?anhi?aeadjsouth
Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarVelarGlottal
Nasal m mʰ   n nʰ ŋ ŋʰ  
Plosive p ᵐp pʰ   t ⁿt tʰ k ᵑk kʰ ʔ
Fricative     s   h
Lateral approximant     l    
Trill     r    
Click ʘ ᵐʘ ǀ ⁿǀ ǃ ⁿǃ    
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Back
Close i ĩ   u ũ
Near-close   [ɪ]1  
Close-mid e ẽ   o õ
Open-mid [ɛ]2    
Open a ã    
Polyphthongs ou oũ ao aõ ɪu ɪũ au aũ oɛ oɛ̃ aɪ aɪ̃ oɪ oɪ̃ aɛ aɛ̃
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /e/
Stress informationStress is initial in all root words, and is on the first syllable of the base-word in compound words.
OtherThere is back-front vowel harmony in Manqe:
The back dipthongs and monothongs are: o, õ, u, ũ, oi, õi, ou, õu, oe & õe
The front dipthongs and monothongs are: i, ĩ, a, ã, ao, ão, iu, ĩu, ai, ãi, ae & ãe
The neutral vowels are: e, & ẽ
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Manqe. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ManqeOrthography [edit]
?/ʔ/a/a/, /a/ae/aɛ/ai/aɪ/ao/ao/, /ao/au/au//ã/, /ã/ãe/aɛ̃/ãi/aɪ̃/ão/aõ/, /aõ/ãu/aũ/
c/ǀ/e/e/, /e//ẽ/, /ẽ/h/h/i/i/, /i/iu/ɪu//ĩ/, /ĩ/ĩu/ɪũ/k/k/kh/kʰ/l/l/
m/m/mh/mʰ/mp/ᵐp/mq/ᵐʘ/n/n/nc/ⁿǀ/ng/ŋ/ngh/ŋʰ/nh/nʰ/nk/ᵑk/nt/ⁿt/
nx/ⁿǃ/o/o/oe/oɛ/oi/oɪ/ou/ou/, /ou//õ/õe/oɛ̃/õi/oɪ̃/õu/oũ/, /oũ/p/p/ph/pʰ/
q/ʘ/r/r/s/s/t/t/th/tʰ/u/u/, /u/, /u//ũ/x/ǃ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
    Typological information for Manqe

    Base counting systemVigesimal (20)
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
    Primary word orderVSO
    Script typeLogographic

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