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Mighty
Registered by naruvoll on 14 December 2015
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Mighty The Mighty language is meant to be background information, mostly for myself, for my urban fantasy series, The Knights of Day: http://ebenmishkin.com/.

The Mighty themselves are the third of seven Great Races that operate behind the scenes and in the shadows of the mortal world. They are meant to be the "Hero Race" of the books, the Great Race most interested in preserving humanity. Their long association with humans, since humans were created, means that Mighty is vaguely related to proto-world, though I picture it a bit closer to PIE for metaphorical reasons - essentially to reflect an imperialist attitude. So one of my goals is to get in a derived word from as many languages as I possibly can and still have it make sense. That's why you'll see lots of different languages filled in for sources. I want it to feel both familiar as well as alien.

The main thing I want for Mighty is to feel aggressive yet formal. Because they are a very aggressive species who control and compensate for that dominant predator instinct through formalized interactions and taking advantage of familial relationship instincts which are nearly as strong. My secondary wants are to have it feel a bit inhuman and musical, which is why its eight gender classes are denoted by tone. Thirdly, I want it to believably be an ancient language that's still going, which I'm not quite sure how to do.
Sample of MightyCan't find any yet.
Latest vocabulary
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarUvularEpiglottalGlottal
Nasal m     n     ŋ      
Plosive p b     d       ʡ ʔ
Fricative   f v θ s z            
Lateral approximant       l            
Approximant       ɹ            
Trill               ʀ    
Click     ǀ ǃ ǁ ǂ        
Implosive ɓʰ         ʄ        
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid e     o
Mid     ə  
Open-mid ɛ   ɞ ɔ
Near-open æ      
Open       ɑ
Polyphthongs
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Mighty. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 MightyOrthography
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Rising Tone
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˥
Top High Tone
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˦
Mid High Tone
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˧
Middle Tone
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˨
Mid Low Tone
//
˩
Bottom Low Tone
//
\
Falling Tone
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]
Chirping Tone
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✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    14-Dec-15 01:20
    Typological information for Mighty

    Primary writing systemLanguage not written
    Primary word orderVSO
    GendersOther

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