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Modehitchu
módéHirbu
[ˈᵐbótáo̯t͡ʃʷò]
Registered by Tetthinkirl on 10 April 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
Sample of Modehitchu[view] géIsisi gbúronódéra ógumódéhirbu ennerhe.gérHévin sonódérara hévinódéra!

English is spoken in England. its capital is London.
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Language treeModeran languages
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  ⤷  Modehitchu
 
[view] bötöwacö (Modehitchu + 500 years)A sketch of what could be modehitchu given a few centuries' worth of sound changes.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarRetroflexVelarGlottal
Nasal m n ɳ    
Plosive p t ʈ k1 ʔ
Fricative   s ʂ ɣ2 h3
Flap   ɾ ɽ    
Blends ha sa mo na ta po ʔa ɾa ɣa
  1. [c] before front vowels, [kʷ] before rounded vowels
  2. becomes [j] before front vowels and [w] before rounded vowels
  3. [h~ç~ɸ] depending on the following vowel
VowelsFrontBack
Close i í ɯ ɯ́ u ú
Close-mid e ẽ ẽ́ é ɤ ɤ̃ ɤ̃́ ɤ́ o õ ṍ ó
Open a ã ã́ á  
Polyphthongs aẽ̯ aẽ̯́ ae̯ aé̯ aõ̯ aṍ̯ ao̯ aó̯ aɪ̯ aɪ̯́ aʊ̯ aʊ̯́ eɪ̯ eɪ̯́ oʊ̯ oʊ̯́
Syllable Structure(C)V(V)(V). "Retroflex" consonants can never occur word-initially, neither can the non-front unrounded vowels [a ɯ] occur after labials, while the rounded vowels [o u] are most common precisely around labials (or where a labial has been). Minimal pairs between [a ɯ] and [o u] are therefore rare, but present.
OtherThere is a productive nasal harmony where the phonemic presence of one of /ãe ão ẽ ã ɤ̃ õ/ will nasalise all vowels and voiced consonants to their (allophonic) nasal harmony variants.
In oral words these are [i ɯ u eɪ oʊ aɪ aʊ ᵐb ⁿd ᶯd͡ʒ ɾ ɽ ɣ]
In nasal words these are [ĩ ɯ̃ ũ ẽɪ̃ õʊ̃ ãɪ̃ ãʊ̃ m n ɳ ɾ̃ ɽ̃ ɣ̃]

Non-labial consonants are allophonically labialised preceding rounded vowels:
/ⁿd ᶯdʒ t tʃ k ʔ s ʃ ɣ h ɾ ɽ/ become [ⁿdʷ ᶯdʒʷ tʷ tʃʷ kʷ ʔʷ sʷ ʃʷ w ɸ ɾʷ ɽʷ] before /o u/

"Retroflex" consonants bar the subapical [ɽ] are apical and often of postalveolar PoA, and the stop is often affricated. [n̺~ⁿd̺͡ʒ t̺͡ʃ ʃ] would be more precise transcriptions but that's hella diacriticky, and would make the consonant inventory table a bit ugly.

/e ɤ o/ are all true-mid, and non-front unrounded vowels /a ɤ ɯ/ are central or central-back. A more precise transcription of these would be [e̞ ə̠ o̞ ä ɨ̠]. ɤ ɯ and ə ɨ can both be used to transcribe the unrounded "back" vowels.

Some vowels, except /ɤ ɯ/, can appear short, long and overlong. Long monophthongs [aː eː iː oː uː] and short diphthongs [eɪ aɪ ae oʊ aʊ ao] are approximately twice as long as short monophthongs, and long diphthongs [eːɪ aːɪ aːe oːʊ aːʊ aːo] and overlong vowels [iːː aːː uːː] are about thrice as long as short monophthongs. They can therefore be analysed as vowel sequences (giving Modehitchu a syllable structure of (C)V(V)(V), not (C)V.)
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Modehitchu. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ModehitchuOrthography
h
Hh
Qa hínémé
/ha/
s
Ss
Da hínémé
/sa/
m
Mm
Ba ridedéha
/mo/
n
Nn
Da ridedéha
/na/
g
Gg
Gabíriri
/kɤ/
d
Dd
Dabíriri
/ta/
b
Bb
Babíriri
/po/
p
Qq
Qabíriri
/ʔa/
r
Rr
Rabíriri
/ɾa/
k
Vv
Ga hínémé
/ɣa/
j'
Ii
Igirremá
/i/
a
Ee
Egirremá
/e/
'
Uu
Ugurromá
/ɯ/, /u/
e
Oo
Ogurromá
/ɤ/, /o/
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    Typological information for Modehitchu

    Morphological typologyFusional
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Primary word orderSOV
    Syllable structureSimple (CV)
    Vowel harmonyOral-nasal

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