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Prong
Prɔnŋ Gbi
[pɾɔ̃ŋ ɡ͡bi]
Registered by litrobotix on 4 October 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Prong
Ɔ̀ òŋ gbu u kpɔ bá rèm Prɔnŋ Gbi!

/ɔ̀ òŋ g͡bu.u~u: k͡pɔ bá ɾèm pɾɔ̃ŋ g͡bi/

2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
come:PFVPerfective (aspect)
completed action
page DEFDefinite
"the"
speak HABHabitual (aspect)
done often or out of habit
PROGProgressive (aspect)
be verb-ing
Prong language

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A Ewe/Gbe/Yoruba/Igbo inspired language (because Volta-Niger languages are cool!). Spoken in the fictional West African country of Epyanwo ( Prong: Pyanŋ Wɔ̀).
(and yes, the flag is Ghana's turned counterclockwise.)

Prong is written in the African reference alphabet (basically a mix of IPA symbols and Latin alphabet characters).

Some features:
- Can be said to have no nasals, though it's more that they're not distinguished.
- Distinguishes /ɸ/, /β/, /f/, and /v/ (the /f/ and /v/ are fairly pronounced; distinguishing all three is pretty rare fyi)
- Mostly isolating, with little inflectional morphology.
- Tense/aspect distinction blurred.
- Borrowing from nearby Yoruboid, Gbe, and Igboid languages.
- Lacks passive voice, though a similar effect can be achieved through the changing of the transitivity of some verbs.
- Logophoricity!
- Triplication as an intensifier.
- Only two prepositions, as well as some major polysemy.
- Serial verb constructions!
Sample of Prong[view] Rin u menn rèm flaŋ u.

The man drinks water.
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Sound samples in Prong
Some sound samples of Prong. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Chyɛ̀ kpɔ iŋ tɛŋ wun "chrɔ̀-áw, ɔ̀ kó ɛ-réŋ pun ám munŋ kwanŋ u ʋó?", chyɛ̀ kó chwan...
If someone says something like "wow, you don't believe they actually landed on the moon, do you?", y...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal [m]1   [n]2       [ŋ]3  
Plosive p b   t d       k g  
Fricative ɸ β f v s z ʃ       ɦ
Affricate       t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l [l̃]4          
Approximant         j w    
Flap     ɾ [ɾ̃]5          
Blends k͡p g͡b
  1. Before nasal vowels and word-finally, allophone of /b/
  2. Before nasal vowels and word-finally, allophone of /d/
  3. Before nasal vowels and word-finally, allophone of /g/
  4. Before nasal vowels, allophone of /l/
  5. Before nasal vowels, allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i ĩ í ì u ũ ú ù
Close-mid e ẽ é è o õ ó ò
Open-mid ɛ ɛ̃ ɛ́ ɛ̀ ɔ ɔ̃ ɔ́ ɔ̀
Open a ã á à  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Prong. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ProngOrthography
Aa/a/An an/ã/À à/à/Á á/á/Bb/b/Ch ch/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/e/En en/ẽ/È è/è/É é/é/
Ff/f/Gg/g/Gb gb/g͡b/Hh/ɦ/Ii/i/In in/ĩ/Ì ì/ì/Í í/í/Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/Kp kp/k͡p/
Ll/l/Mm[m]1Nn[n]2Oo/o/On on/õ/Ò ò/ò/Ó ó/ó/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Sh sh/ʃ/
Tt/t/Uu/u/Un un/ũ/Ù ù/ù/Ú ú/ú/Vv/v/Ww/w/Yy/j/Zz/z/Ŋŋ[ŋ]3Ɔɔ/ɔ/
Ɔn ɔn/ɔ̃/Ɔ̀ ɔ̀/ɔ̀/Ɔ́ ɔ́/ɔ́/Ɛɛ/ɛ/Ɛn ɛn/ɛ̃/Ɛ̀ ɛ̀/ɛ̀/Ɛ́ ɛ́/ɛ́/Ƒƒ/ɸ/Ʋʋ/β/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Before nasal vowels and word-finally
  2. Before nasal vowels and word-finally
  3. Before nasal vowels and word-finally
Typological information for Prong

Noun numbersSingular/Plural
Morphological typologyAnalytical
Primary word orderSVO
Valence decreasing voicesNone
Primary writing systemLatin (Extended)

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