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Temba
Temba
[t͡sɛmbä]*
Registered by severy on 5 January 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Temba A do-over of my second-ever conlang from way back when,  Semberek. Featuring slightly less absurd infixation, shortened stems, and barer noun morphology.
Sample of Temba[view] Kiyor Torug kotseithan šiniyil na kuxumok rut. / Kiyor Torug kotseithan Huruk tusq nir sorqat baj netšai. / / Kiyor Torug na totiqok kajo rei na qušnak kuxik hulhan. / Toqtnas laxaštom rei hin bajnas bostok so kalnas. / / Hiraj Lumtono Masik femnas hdajettun hurata. / Helbun qeštulsu Hurk lanmaxa hata na rešamuf jomodta rutaqtis.[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
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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]            
  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 Temba. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TembaOrthography
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]Mm/m/, [m̥]Nn/n/, [n̥]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/2Xx/ʕ/3, [ħ]Yy/j/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. loan words only
  2. loan words only
  3. colours surrounding vowels with creaky voice
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Temba phonology
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Typological information for Temba

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

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