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Modehitchu
hptáɂkic
[hkʷtáʔkit͡s]
Registered by Tetthinkirl on 10 April 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Modehitchu




!'brxjhadem nxs ebjsaxh j'l 'dj'm 'djh 'b e edrxeb
/hoːt͡ʃ te hkʷtiwti kʷákʷoːsh skʷtáʔkit͡s/
NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
-greet and NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
-good.ADVAdverbial
e.g. English '-ly'
-come.VBVerb.GERGerund
verbal noun
DEFDefinite
"the"
-LOCLocative (case)
'in, on, at' etc
-front_page GENGenitive (case)
possessive
-mode-language
greetings and welcome to the summary of Modehitchu!



Modehitchu is a dialect continuum or group of languages spoken by the Mode people. It's one of two branches of the small Moderan language family; the other being the distantly related  Odera which it draws significant influence from.
Modehitchu does not have a written language of its own, and Mode scribes instead write in Odera in an earlier abugida form of the hegima script.
Although Modehitchu is primarily SVO, Odera's VSO gets increasingly used by the societé.
Its sibilant PoA harmony, array of locative cases and absence of labial phones in most lects can also be mentioned.

Modehitchu has given me enough PhoMo work for the rest of my life, now please ad'b this trash mound of a language.

Sample of Modehitchu[view] Hsaapčó ɂrptáɂkic hptoarą, jí hpéjįštoarą hpéjįtéer!

English is spoken in England. its capital is London.
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Latest vocabulary
náshǫ́cnconstellation
viviejkkįnreduplication
Language family relationships
Language treeModeran languages
 ⤷ keCü motera hiCüpu
  ⤷ gerMóderahirbu
   ⤷  Modehitchu
 
[view] qajanísqitso (Caracal Mode)Features /kʷ k/ > /k q/, /tʃ dʒ/ > /ts tʃ/ and deletion of /ɨ ə/. /p m/ are not preserved in this language.
[view] [ekìʈækɪʈɔ̀] (Cockatiel Mode)/p m/-preserving, tongue root harmoning (from word-final */r/) Moderan language. Grammatically innovative and less synthetic, phonologically conservative.
[view] [cíɾ.ci͡ɯɾ.çe͡opʷ] (Treacleberry mode)/p m/-preserving, non-/o u/-delabialising, /i u/-eliding, diphthong-loving, non-retroflexing sister to the other Mode languages. Notable for phonemic labialisation of consonants
Phonology
ConsonantsAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal n          
Plosive t       kʷ kʲ1 ʔ
Fricative s ʃ       h
Affricate t͡s t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant l          
Approximant     j w    
Flap ɾ          
  1. palatovelar [c̠~kʲ]
VowelsFrontBack
Close i ĩ ĩ́ í  
Close-mid e ẽ ẽ́ é o õ ṍ ó
Open a ã ã́ á  
Polyphthongs ie iẽ iẽ́ ié ea eã eã́ eá oa oã oã́ oá
Syllable StructureThe sonority hierarchy is fake. Onsetless syllables get rekt. CCCCCVCCCC represent.
Other/e o/ are true-mid, and /a/ is central-back. A more precise transcription of these would be [e̞ o̞ ɑ̈]. Therefore, ɑ and a can both be used to transcribe the open vowel, and the latter is most common.

There is a productive sibilant harmony where sibilant consonants /s ts ʃ tʃ/ will assimilate all previous sibilants in the word to either /s ts/ or /ʃ tʃ/ depending on their PoA.
This also affects prefixes:
/hksnaːs/ (friend.NOM) -> /sksnaːs/ (friend.GEN)
/hkietʃi/ (hoe.NOM) -> /ʃkietʃi/ (hoe.GEN)

All vowels can appear short and long. Long vowels /aː eː iː oː/ and diphthongs /ie̯ ea̯ oa̯/ are approximately twice as long as short vowels.
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
Ɂɂ/ʔ/Aa/a/Cc/t͡s/Čč/t͡ʃ/Ee/e/Hh/h/Ii/i/Jj/j/Kk/kʲ/1Ll/l/
Nn/n/Oo/o/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Šš/ʃ/Tt/t/◌́/́/◌̨/̃/Pp/kʷ/Uu/w/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. palatovelar [c̠~kʲ]
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Typological information for Modehitchu

Noun numbersNo numbers
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit-S
Syllable structureSimple (CV)
Vowel harmonyOral-nasal

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