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Onschen [OSN]
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Typology Progressing 86 words
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Registered by Ahzoh on 5 March 2017
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Onschen Slavic phonology with palatalized clicks and North American grammar.
Sample of Onschen[view] Лоӈҭальатпут ӯнумнусьи моіԯеі упслуко. / Лоӈҭальатпут моіԯнусьи ӯнумеі упслуко.

The girl did not give the boy a flower / / The boy did not give the girl a flower
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Nasal m   n̪ n̪ʲ        
Plosive p b   t̪ t̪ʲ d̪ d̪ʲ       k kʲ g gʲ
Fricative   f   s sʲ     x xʲ
Affricate       t͡s t͡sʲ d͡z d͡zʲ      
Lateral approximant       l lʲ      
Approximant           j  
Click     ǀ1 ǀʲ   ǁ2 ǁʲ ǂ3  
  1. derived from /t̪k/, can be nasalized
  2. derived from /t̪l/, can be nasalized
  3. derived from /t̪ʲk/, can be nasalized
Close i u
Close-mid e ẽ: o õ:
Open a  
Polyphthongs ej ej̃ oj oj̃ aj
Syllable StructureThe basic syllable structure of a word is (C)(C)V(C). The onset of a syllable can be null, any consonant, or the clusters сц, сць, сл, сль, хл, or xль. The nucleus is always a vowel. The coda of a syllable can be either null, or any of the consonants п, б, т, д, к, г, н, м, с, x, л, or і.

C₁ = с if C₂ = ц,ць
C₁ = с,х if C₂ = л,ль
C₃ = п,б,т,д,к,г,н,м,с,х,л,і
Below is the orthography for Onschen. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. derived from /t̪ʲk/, can be nasalized
  2. derived from /t̪k/, can be nasalized
  3. from /ŋ/
  4. derived from /t̪l/, can be nasalized
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Oschen Verb Conjugation 20-Aug-18 04:10
Onschen Abugida 12-Aug-18 03:41
Onschen Particles 11-Aug-18 18:44
Onschen Adjectives 11-Aug-18 18:44
Onschen Pronouns 27-Jul-18 03:18
Onschen Derivation 09-Jun-18 21:42
Typological information for Onschen

Coarticulation / Consonant seriesPalatalised/ plain
Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
Primary word orderVSO
Marked tense (verb)Future, Non-Future

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