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Guunok
Güünök Güün
[ɢy:n̪øk ɢy:n̪]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 8 September 2020
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersGuunok is spoken by a population of around 2,900,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Guunok The idea of making the Guunok language came to me when I was playing the grand strategy game called Stellaris. I created this humanoid race of aliens called the Güünöks. They inhabit the planet of Gürgaita Promtas and several others since they have discovered interstellar travel. Their early history consisted of several tribal wars before they officially consolidated into a single worldwide power governed by a small executive committee. Their language started as a gargled mess of deep vowels with sharp guttural consonants and eventually evolved to be less that way and sound more refined as society developed. Researchers from other, more advanced worlds discovered their people and studied their societal workings as well as their strict de facto caste system. This is my first grammar ever documenting a language on multiple alien worlds at once or even an alien language for that matter.
Notable Language Features

    Alternating SVO/SOV Word Order
    Adverb Patterns
    Emphasized Registers

The Essential Guunok Grammar (WIP)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gx4zo6Jp0vTseRda7mIXzi8P4mrgvMfXcwfpboUTZBc/edit?usp=sharing
Sample of Guunok[view] E ƕüülayöm aegayan öeyef. Ünbaak yaföm naebüülayöm bali üüneq aöÿd?

Life is cruel. Why should the afterlife be any different?
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Latest vocabulary
naebüülanafterlife
aegayanadjcruel
ayigilinvclose
Sound samples in Guunok
Some sound samples of Guunok. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Guu dutem öle venyutin.
I want to see you
Vid ügüünök ö uq yok fiya zho muubakyut yok zhequ fidyüniim enaat netenayaf ƕu.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and con...
Language family relationships
Language treeGurgaitan
 ⤷  Proto-Gurgaitan
  ⤷ West Gurgaitan
   ⤷ Guran
    ⤷  Guunok
 
[edit] [view] Nirc Gaun (Nimian Guunok)No summary available for this dialect.
[edit] [view] Róthí Gūn (Rhodan Guunok)No summary available for this dialect.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m                
Plosive b           k q ɢ  
Fricative   f v ð   ʒ ç     ʁ ɦ
Lateral fricative       ɬ            
Approximant           j ʍ      
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close y y:     u u:
Near-close   ɪ ɪ:    
Close-mid ø ø:     o o:
Open-mid       ʌ
Open     ä ä:  
Polyphthongs ʌu
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Guunok. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 GuunokOrthography [edit]
Aa/o/AA aa/o:/Bb/b/Cc/ç/Dd/ð/Ee/ʌ/Ff/v/Gg/ɢ/Hh/ɦ/Ii/ɪ/II ii/ɪ:/
JJ jj/ʁ/Kk/k/Ll/ɬ/Mm/m/Nn/n̪/Öö/ø/Oo/ä/OO oo/ä:/ÖÖ öö/ø:/Qq/q/Tt/t̪/
Üü/y/Uu/u/UU uu/u:/ÜÜ üü/y:/Vv/f/Ÿÿ/ɪ/1Yy/j/ZH zh/ʒ/Ƕƕ/ʍ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. Used only when ending a syllable with a preceding vowel.
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Typological information for Guunok

Base counting systemQuinary (5)
GendersOther
Script typeAlphabet

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