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Nawkami [NGM]
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Functional 87 words Nawkami
Ngawkamilani
[,ŋaw.ka.mi.'la.ni]
Registered by Dari Benetka on 30 January 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Nawkami Ngawkamilani is spoken among the ŋawkami people of the Manolu archipelago in the southern hemisphere of planet Màn. Its number of speakers is somwhere between 1000 and 3000 people.

Features:
- no gender;
- singular/plural distinction;
- nouns take different prefixes when they're subjects, direct and indirect objects;
- VOS word order;
- SVO in relative clauses;
- (C)(w, y, v)V(m, n, ŋ) syllable structure;
- base five number system.
Sample of Nawkami[view] voŋe yamimi amyato lenwata

The girl who brought fish left.
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Sound samples in Nawkami
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voŋe yamimi amyato lenwata
The girl who brought fish left.
inike vomawtu letelo nivay yAybe. vovi bo kiłeła nikawo yavay, ke vokwewo kiŋokyea yaŋelo. ke voŋa...
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and d...
Language family relationships
[view] putalani (Putan)Spoken on keaputa, or Puta island.

Its phonology differs in which it has the following phonemes:
/ʙ/ instead of /mb/~/ⱱ/
/ɹ/ instead of /ɰ/
/t͡ʃ/ instead of /kj/
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m   n     ŋ
Plosive p       k
Lateral approximant     l      
Approximant   ʋ   j w ɰ
Flap          
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open a  
Polyphthongs aj aw
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Nawkami. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NawkamiOrthography
Aa/a/AW aw/aw/AY ay/aj/Bb/ⱱ/Ee/e/Ii/i/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/
Oo/o/Pp/p/Tt/t̺/Uu/u/Vv/ʋ/Ww/w/Yy/j/Łł/ɰ/Ŋŋ/ŋ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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