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Onschen
Ӯсцьӣ
[õːst͡ʃẽː]*
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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Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelar
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
VowelsFrontBack
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)(C₂)V(C₃)
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
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Onschen. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 OnschenOrthography
а/a/аі/aj/б/b/г/g/гь/gʲ/д/d̪/дь/d̪ʲ/е/e/еі/ej/и/i/к/k/
кь/kʲ/л/l/ль/lʲ/м/m/н/n̪/нь/n̪ʲ/о/o/оі/oj/п/p/с/s/сь/sʲ/
т/t̪/ть/t̪ʲ/у/u/ф/f/х/x/хь/xʲ/ц/t͡s/ць/t͡sʲ/ѕ/d͡z/ѕь/d͡zʲ/і/j/
қ/ǂ/1ҭ/ǀ/2ҭь/ǀʲ/ӈ/n̪/3ӈь/n̪ʲ/ӣ/ẽ:/ӣі/ej̃/ӯ/õ:/ӯі/oj̃/ԯ/ǁ/4ԯь/ǁʲ/
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  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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