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Ushnagos [PNGG]
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Ushnagos
Ushngagos
[ˈuʃ.ŋaˑ.ˌgos]
Registered by jsinned on 18 September 2019
Language type Other
Place & SpeakersUshnagos is spoken by a population of 120,584,954 in Pernagos.
Species Human/humanoid
About Ushnagos
ImÀ, UqoñadÀ !

[i.ma u.ɣo.ŋaˑ.da] Hello, my friends!

Ushnagos (literally meaning "our language") is spoken by around 120 million people in the tropical island nation of Pernagos.
It, along with English, is used as an offical language and lingua franca among the diverse ethnic groups in the nation.
Ushnagos is a language isolate with no relation to any language near it. Relatively unknown until 500 years ago, it mysteriously resurged as the language of government & religon and surplanted itself as the dominate language of the Pernagoese.

Interesting features:
Vowels:


Pronouns galore:


A unique familial naming convension:

More charts to follow.

Sudanese kinship system: Ushnagos used the Sudanese kinship system, meaning that unique familial distinctions will be given different terms (e.g. maternal-grandfather vs paternal-grandfather are different terms).

Verbs: Verbs are agglutinative with the maximum structure of VERB-SUBJECT-MOOD-NEGATION (e.g. Khemditeme - meaning "I may not have (it)" is broken down as khem-di-te-me, or have-I-may-no).

Moods:
No mood: Indicative
Vir (Var/Vur): Imperative
Sal (Sil/Sul): Debitive
To (Tá/Te): Potential/Capability

11th runner-up of the March 2020 LoTM!
Sample of Ushnagos[view] Urongadar, melmeghato. / Feril ngache go imerte. / Láshura ngache a achártá. / Pereske letchete she melme alar. / Yapo, che a dar go saji yas ngadar rochovur. / Ke, che a dar go majáka ngadar piechevir, she kaz a mio ngakaz ke majáka piekiz. / Ke, che a dar go gilaach zhorochovurmo. Che a dar go opolele zhorochovur. / Che a láshura alchá, ke...[view all texts]
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Language family relationships
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[view] Watla Jimte (Jimte Dialect)This dialect is spoken to the northeast of the standard dialect by the Jimte people, one of the "triplet" ethnic groups. Characterized by nasalized vowels, many French loans words from early French explorers, and the usage of the definite article that's absent in other dialects of the language.
[view] Watla Ughzi (Ughzi Dialect)This dialect is spoken to the northwest of the standard dialect by the Ughzi people, one of the "triplet" ethnic groups. It is characterized by its lack of "r" sound and softening of weak vowels. How close a weak vowel sounds to a schwa is usually proportional to how rural an individual is.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelar
Nasal m   n     ŋ
Plosive p [p:]1 b [b:]2   t [t:]3 d [d:]4     k [k:]5 g [g:]6
Fricative ɸ [ɸ:]7 β [β:]8   s [s:]9 z [z:]10 ʃ [ʃ:]11 ʒ [ʒ:]12   x [x:]13 ɣ [ɣ:]14
Affricate       t͡ʃ [t͡ʃ:]15 d͡ʒ [d͡ʒ:]16    
Lateral approximant     l      
Approximant   ʋ     j  
Flap     ɾ      
  1. allophone of /p/
  2. allophone of /b/
  3. allophone of /t/
  4. allophone of /d/
  5. allophone of /k/
  6. allophone of /g/
  7. allophone of /ɸ/
  8. allophone of /β/
  9. allophone of /s/
  10. allophone of /z/
  11. allophone of /ʃ/
  12. allophone of /ʒ/
  13. allophone of /x/
  14. allophone of /ɣ/
  15. allophone of /t͡ʃ/
  16. allophone of /d͡ʒ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i [iˑ]1   u [uˑ]2
Close-mid e [eˑ]3   o [oˑ]4
Mid   ə [əˑ]5  
Open a [aˑ]6    
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /u/
  3. allophone of /e/
  4. allophone of /o/
  5. allophone of /ə/
  6. allophone of /a/
Syllable Structure(C)V(C)
Stress informationAntepenultimate with Ultimate Secondary Stress
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ushnagos. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 UshnagosOrthography
ŕ
R
/ɾ/
ł
L
/l/
ń
N
/n/
ň
NG
/ŋ/
ņ
M
/m/
à
A
/a/
â
Á
/ə/
ì
I
/i/
è
E
/e/
ý
Y
/j/
ù
U
/u/
ò
O
/o/
ü
W
/ʋ/
h
KH
/x/
ĝ
GH
/ɣ/
ķ
K
/k/
ġ
G
/g/
ĥ
F
/ɸ/
ħ
V
/β/
ĉ
P
/p/
č
B
/b/
ş
S
/s/
ż
Z
/z/
þ
T
/t/
ð
D
/d/
ç
CH
/t͡ʃ/
ĵ
J
/d͡ʒ/
ŝ
SH
/ʃ/
ž
ZH
/ʒ/
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    Typological information for Ushnagos

    Fixed stress locationAntepenultimate
    Primary word orderSOV
    Script typeAlphabet

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