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Undercommon
lli'akэta dr'aэuha
[ljɑ́kət̪ɑ dʒɹɑ́uɦɑ]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 5 September 2020
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Undercommon Okay okay. This one’s a DND lang. I’ll own that
Sample of Undercommon[view] hmanэk 'ot zït hw'üskï N'aïllhï dü hw'üskï hmïta 'Abrika d'izaha· kr'eitozta tэ kg'ihmi Mediter'einianhï ktэn s'otot k'in s'eta lq'ieskäho, bitüm N'aïllhï jäq'ahï ktэn bitüm N'aïllhï hw'edihï·[view all texts]
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m   n              
Plosive [p]1 [b]2 d     c ɟʷ   k [g]3 gʷ ɢ  
Fricative     s ʒ           h ɦ
Lateral approximant     l [l̥]4              
Approximant β̞   [ɹ]5     [j]6 ʍ ɰ    
Trill     r              
Click     ǃ̠̬ʷ7 ǃ̠̥ʷ8   ǁ̬ ǁ̥          
Blends tl̥
  1. when after m̥
  2. when after m
  3. when before another consonant, allophone of /gʷ/
  4. when after plosives/clicks, allophone of /tl̥/
  5. allophone of /r/
  6. when before another vowel, allophone of /i/
  7. post-alveolar
  8. post-alveolar
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i [y]1       [ɯ]2 u
Near-close   ɪ [ʏ]3   ʊ [ʊ̜]4  
Close-mid [ø̞]5       [ɤ̞]6
Mid   ə7  
Open a [ɶ]8       ɑ [ɒ]9
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /u/
  3. allophone of /ɪ/
  4. unrounded, allophone of /ʊ/
  5. allophone of /e̞/
  6. allophone of /o̞/
  7. has no roundedness quality
  8. allophone of /a/
  9. allophone of /ɑ/
Syllable StructureComplex consonant clusters possible, an accented vowel cannot appear next to an unaccented vowel without a consonant in between them, so any apparently accented-unaccented pairs are traditionally analysed as two-mora-long diphthongs.
Stress informationStress is marked by simple pitch accents (') which only occur in content words, never pronouns, adpositions, articles, or conjunctions. Those function words have no stressed syllables at all, regardless of length.
OtherVowels immediately next to each other will take on the roundedness of the final vowel (ex. ɑu becomes ɒu). Vowels following labialised sounds become rounded and do not change in front of unrounded vowels. Vowels of different roundedness on either side of a schwa also do not change.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Undercommon. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 UndercommonOrthography [edit]
ä
ä
/a/, [ɶ]
a
a
/ɑ/, [ɒ]
b
b
/β̞/, [p]1, [b]2
c
c
/c/
d
d
/d/
e
e
/e̞/, [ø̞]
g
g
/gʷ/, [g]3
h
h
/ɦ/
һ
hh
/h/
м
hm
/m̥/
ԝ
hw
/ʍ/
ï
ï
/ɪ/, [ʏ]
i
i
/i/, [y], [j]4
j
j
/ɟʷ/
k
k
/k/
г
kg
/ɢ/
l
l
/tl̥/, [l̥]5
л
ll
/l/
ԛ
lq
/ǁ̥/
х
lx
/ǁ̬/
m
m
/m/
n
n
/n/
o
o
/o̞/, [ɤ̞]
p
p
/p/
q
q
/ǃ̠̥ʷ/6
r
r
/r/, [ɹ]
s
s
/s/
t
t
/t̪/
u
u
/u/, [ɯ]
ü
ü
/ʊ/, [ʊ̜]7
w
w
/ɰ/
x
x
/ǃ̠̬ʷ/8
z
z
/ʒ/
э
э
/ə/9
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. when after m̥
  2. when after m
  3. when before another consonant
  4. when before another vowel
  5. when after plosives/clicks
  6. post-alveolar
  7. unrounded
  8. post-alveolar
  9. has no roundedness quality
Additional NotesThe conscript is directly stolen from 5e itself with a couple slight additions to make it fit the language better.
In romanisation, a word can begin with ' if the first syllable is stressed, but in the Undercommon script, it is marked with a silent h first.
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Some history
Just some thoughts about Undercommon as I’ve conceived it
16-Sep-20 20:37
Typological information for Undercommon

Double negativesCancel each other
Coding of evidentialityAffix or clitic
ToneSimple tone system (2 level tones)
Script typeAlphabet

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