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Depefe Meomlo
[depf:e meomlo]
Registered by Conlanger280 on 13 March 2015
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Tetragon Tetragon is an a priori conlang project with several key features:
- a 3-way VoT distinction in the central consonant to conjugate between noun, verb, and adjective/adverb forms;
- a 4-class system that allows one E (base) root to form 3 other meanings based on selfless, selfish and malicious forms of the root;
- and a vowel conjugation system that gives every word up to 196 possible derivations.
Tetragon is spoken by an alien species capable of flight, and currently advanced to space-faring technology. The name is derived from "tetra" and "dragon" for four-winged dragon, and has currently stuck.

Verb Conjugations:
-simple (default)
-present (default)
-indicative (default)

Most of these forms are made via vowel conjugation, although there are some from consonant infixes and mutations. Any vowel conjugation can be negated by infixing "kʰɔ" after the vowel form.

The pronoun system currently combines subject and object into one syllable, so the subject is indicated by the consonant and the object by the vowel. If the object is a specific word, it stays separate, but the subject stays a single consonant.

The colors are derived from numbers, due to a common synesthesia.

A conscript has been recently finished which visualizes the connection between related words. However, because CWS's current conscript support, to my knowledge, does not currently include Hangul-style clustering of letters, I can only offer pictures of my handwriting.

Names may indicate gender by the initial consonant: voiced is female or unisex, but unvoiced is strictly male-defining. Female is seen as the default.
Sample of Tetragon[view] Aa ŋʰarʰu!

Oh shit!
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Latest vocabulary
Nasal m m̥   n n̥   ɲ ɲ̥ ŋ ŋ̥    
Plosive p pʼ pʰ b   t tʼ tʰ d   c cʼ cʰ ɟ k kʼ kʰ g   ʔ
Fricative ɸ f v s sʰ z ʃ ʃʰ ʒ     χ ʁ  
Affricate       [t͡ʃ]1 [d͡ʒ]2   [k͡x]3    
Lateral approximant     l          
Lateral fricative     ɬ ɮ          
Trill     r r̥       [ʀ]4  
Implosive ɓ   ɗ   ʄ ɠ    
  1. allophone of /c/
  2. allophone of /ɟ/
  3. allophone of /kχ/
  4. allophone of /ʁ/
Close i ɨ u
Close-mid     o
Open-mid ɛ    
Open a   ɑ
Below is the orthography for Tetragon. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
'/ʔ/Aa/a/Bb/b/B' b'/ɓ/Cc/c/C' c'/cʼ/Cʰ cʰ/cʰ/Dd/d/D' d'/ɗ/Ee/ɛ/ʁ/ʁ/
ʁʰ/χ/Ʃʃ/ʃ/Ʃʰ ʃʰ/ʃʰ/Ʒʒ/ʒ/Ɔɔ/ɑ/ɟ/ɟ/ɟ'/ʄ/Ɨɨ/ɨ/Ɬɬ/ɬ/ɮ/ɮ/Ɲɲ/ɲ/
Ɲʰ ɲʰ/ɲ̥/ɸ/ɸ/Ff/f/Gg/g/G' g'/ɠ/Ii/i/Kk/k/K' k'/kʼ/Kʰ kʰ/kʰ/Ll/l/Mm/m/
Mʰ mʰ/m̥/Nn/n/Nʰ nʰ/n̥/Oo/o/Pp/p/P' p'/pʼ/Pʰ pʰ/pʰ/Rr/r/Rʰ rʰ/r̥/Ss/s/Sʰ sʰ/sʰ/
Tt/t/T' t'/tʼ/Tʰ tʰ/tʰ/Uu/u/Vv/v/Zz/z/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Ŋʰ ŋʰ/ŋ̥/
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