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Pekalit
Pekalit
[pɛkɑlit]*
Registered by severy on 30 May 2014
Language type Mixed
Species Human/humanoid
About Pekalit Pekalit is a minimalist conlang created to be "as simple as possible" (while still maintaining a certain level of interest and functionality). It has a fairly small phoneme inventory, straightforwards phonology, very few inflectional morphemes and relatively few derivational ones as well. Word order is rigid and predictable. It uses a syllabry.
Sample of Pekalit[view] Rit qop pjekah sa horot sjos qerah kik.

Everything's warm when your heart grows cold.
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Latest vocabulary
sjilaadjpretty
sjosarinsnake
arinmilk
Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m mʲ n   ɲ    
Plosive p pʲ t tʲ     k kʲ ʔ
Fricative   s ʃ [ç]1   h
Affricate     [t͡ʃ]2      
Lateral approximant   l   ʎ    
Approximant       j    
Trill   r        
  1. final, allophone of /h/
  2. allophone of /kʲ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     [u]1
Near-close   [ɪ]2    
Close-mid [e]3    
Mid     [ə]4  
Open-mid ɛ      
Open       ɑ
  1. allophone of /o̝/
  2. allophone of /i/
  3. allophone of /ɛ/
  4. allophone of /ɑ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Pekalit. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 PekalitOrthography
Aa/ɑ/, [ə]Ee/ɛ/, [e]Hh/h/, [ç]1Ii/i/, [ɪ]Jj/ʲ/Kk/k/KJ kj/kʲ/, [t͡ʃ]Ll/l/LJ lj/ʎ/Mm/m/MJ mj/mʲ/Nn/n/
NJ nj/ɲ/Oo/o̝/Pp/p/PJ pj/pʲ/Qq/ʔ/Rr/r/Ss/s/SJ sj/ʃ/Tt/t/TJ tj/tʲ/Uu[u]Yy/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. final
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Typological information for Pekalit

Noun numbersNo numbers
Morphological typologyAnalytical
Pronoun numbersNo numbers
Marked tense (verb)No marked tense

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