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Tlemba [TMB]
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Tlemba
Tlemba
[ˀɺɛmbä]*
Registered by severy on 5 January 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Tlemba A do-over of my second-ever conlang from way back when,  Semberek. Featuring slightly less absurd infixation, shortened stems, barer noun morphology, and clicks.
Sample of Tlemba[view] Kmetot, lad yiyinip korešanas lusanak biynas. Kun ḷapip quf tilukas, kun šuvup xu qolenas, rei kun bekanok qolenas sušum. Lad lusaniš sanas: "Heš busu šo haqina, biyeb bekan lusanak wasena." Lusaniš saxinis: "Honoyo, lad, bixiš busuyu haxa haxiqinit biyibet: bekan, ḿosaf, yiyin kal[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
hmbasanmongoose
ḿosafnmaster
wasevdrive
Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarUvularPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m [m̥]   n ˀn [ˀn̥]1 [n̥]     ŋ [ŋ̥]      
Plosive p ˀp b   t ˀt d     k (g) q   ʔ
Fricative   f [v]2 s ˀs [z]3 ʃ ˀʃ [ʒ]4       [ħ] ʕ5  
Affricate     [t͡s]6 [t͡ʃ]7 d͡ʒ          
Lateral approximant     l [l̥]            
Lateral flap     ˀɺ [ˀɺ̥]8            
Approximant         j        
Trill     r [r̥]            
Click ʘ ʘ̃   ǃ ǃ̃   ǂ ǂ̃        
  1. allophone of /ˀn/
  2. allophone of /f/
  3. allophone of /s/
  4. allophone of /ʃ/
  5. colours surrounding vowels with creaky voice
  6. allophone of /t/
  7. allophone of /t/
  8. allophone of /ˀɺ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i       [u]1
Near-close   [ɪ]2   ʊ  
Close-mid         [o]3
Open-mid ɛ       ʌ
Near-open [æ]4        
Open     ä    
Polyphthongs äi ei
  1. allophone of /ʊ/
  2. allophone of /i/
  3. allophone of /ʌ/
  4. allophone of /ä/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Tlemba. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TlembaOrthography
Aa/ä/, [æ]Bb/b/Dd/d/Ee/ɛ/Ff/f/, [v]Gg/g/1Hh/ʔ/Ii/i/, [ɪ]Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/Ll/l/, [l̥]
Ḷḷ/ǃ/Mm/m/, [m̥]Ḿḿ/ʘ̃/Nn/n/, [n̥]Ńń/ǃ̃/Ŋŋ/ŋ/, [ŋ̥]Oo/ʌ/, [o]Pp/p/Qq/q/Rr/r/, [r̥]Ss/s/, [z]
Šš/ʃ/, [ʒ]Tt/t/, [t͡ʃ], [t͡s]Uu/ʊ/, [u]Vv/v/2Ww/ʘ/Xx/ʕ/3, [ħ]Yy/j/Ýý/ǂ/Ỹỹ/ǂ̃/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. loan words only
  2. loan words only
  3. colours surrounding vowels with creaky voice
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Tlemba phonology
the sounds and such
17-Sep-18 06:11
Typological information for Tlemba

Noun numbersSingular/Paucal/Plural
Morphological typologySynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit Ergative
Marked person (verb)1st/2nd/3rd/4th persons

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