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Onuwai
Onuwai
[o̞nuwäi]
Registered by Winebars on 1 August 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Onuwai A very WIP general purpose personal language of mine. Therefore kinda boring. But it's ergative-absolutive, that counts I guess.
Sample of Onuwai[view] Leil, xutur e xir tem, oigina van hoki omi. Leilauwera zuxi wegi fege, ninauwera mo memdel balo, bo vanauwera ihu balo waimal. Oigina hokini vanower nomi: "Tama sirinde ihuna hoki adairi mur." Hokina wa nomi: "Oigini ari siede, tama sume sirinde vanower ori mur: Edera ihuna bali xiu tetoni gahani oigi xutur aze. Bo oigina xutur e xir...[view all texts]
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n        
Plosive [p]1 pʰ b   [t]2 tʰ d     [k]3 kʰ g  
Fricative   f v s z     x ɣ [h]4 ɦ
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant       [j]5 w    
Trill     [r]6        
Flap     ɾ        
Blends ju jo̞
  1. allophone of /b/
  2. allophone of /d/
  3. allophone of /g/
  4. allophone of /ɦ/
  5. allophone of /i/
  6. allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   [ɪ]1    
Mid      
Open-mid ɛ œ      
Open     ä  
Polyphthongs äo̞ ɛu o̞ɪ äɪ ɛi äu
  1. allophone of /i/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Onuwai. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 OnuwaiOrthography
Aa/ä/Bb/b/, [p]Cc/ɣ/Dd/d/, [t]Ee/ɛ/EO eo/œ/Ff/f/Gg/g/, [k]Hh/ɦ/, [h]Ii/i/, [ɪ], [j]Kk/kʰ/Ll/l/
Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o̞/Pp/pʰ/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/tʰ/Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/x/Zz/z/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Onuwai

    Primary word orderSOV
    Noun head-directionalityHead final
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive

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