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Ngutanese
Ngutāyai
[ŋu'taː.jai̯]
Registered by emma on 6 May 2015
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Ngutanese Welcome to Ngutanese (Ngutāyai)!

Ngutanese (natively: Ngutāyai, pronunciation: [ŋuˈtaː.jai̯]) is a conlang inspired on Austronesian languages (specifically, Polynesian and Filipino ones) spoken in Ngutan on Sahar.

Its features include:
• Austronesian alignment;
• length distinction on all vowels;
• mainly CV syllables;
• solar and lunar noun classes/genders;
• obligatory evidentiality marking;
• six copulas (lol)
• no laterals;
• aspectual distinction replaces tense distinction on verbs;
• verb–subject–object order (VSO);
• rhinoglottophillia lol;
• and many more I think.

I hope you like it. I don't really have much else to write here.
A full grammar document is being written.
Sample of Ngutanese[view] Tiokoe tika eoa aipoa hiarasi!

My spoon is too big!
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Sound samples in Ngutanese
Some sound samples of Ngutanese. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Kiungū ngi!
You must die!
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n       ŋ  
Plosive p t       k  
Fricative   1 [ɕ̞]2       h3
Affricate     [t͡ɕ]4        
Approximant       j w    
Flap   ɾ          
  1. very slightly fricated only
  2. before /i/, allophone of /s̞/
  3. after /h/, vowels get nasalized
  4. before /i/, allophone of /t/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i i: u u:
Close-mid e e: o o:
Open a a:  
Polyphthongs ei̯: ei̯ au̯: au̯ ai̯: ai̯ ui̯: ui̯ eu̯: eu̯ ou̯: ou̯ oi̯: oi̯
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ngutanese. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NgutaneseOrthography
Aa
Ā
/a/
Ee
Ē
/e/
Hh
Aho
/h/1
Ii
Ī
/i/
Kk
Ako
/k/
Mm
Amo
/m/
Nn
Ano
/n/
NG ng
Ango
/ŋ/
Oo
Ō
/o/
Pp
Apo
/p/
Rr
Aro
/ɾ/
Ss
Aso
/s̞/2
Tt
Ato
/t/
Uu
Ū
/u/
Ww
Awo
/w/
Yy
Ayo
/j/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. after /h/, vowels get nasalized
  2. very slightly fricated only
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
LotM - Oct 15: Ngutanese
Diphthongs and Austronesian alignment ring in October's LotM...
01-Dec-15 05:01
Syntax test cases
http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=BpfjThwA
22-Jun-15 01:18
Typological information for Ngutanese

GendersOther
Morphological typologyFusional
Morphosyntactic alignmentAustronesian alignment
Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long
Primary word orderVSO

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