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Uixian [UIX]
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Registered by fractalshadow on 14 September 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Uixo
About Uixian Uixian is the language spoken by a sentient species of slime-based, cave-dwelling creatures called Uixo. My design goals with Uixian were to create a language that fulfilled these criteria:

- no nouns at all: no pronouns, no demonstratives either. But just "verbing" nouns by using constructions like "to be X" is not very creative or interesting and should be avoided if possible. But can they be avoided? Who knows. I'll try.
- alien and unnatural but usable and pronounceable by humans
- uses a triconsonant root system
- is non-sequential

Additionally, Uixian uses a lot of ingressive sounds. It can be written with a modified version of the  Chromatic Cave Language's hieroglyphs

There is a silent version of Uixian that uses only flashes of light.
Sample of UixianCan't find any yet.
Latest vocabulary
Language family relationships
Language treeAbyssal
 ⤷  Proto-Abyssal
  ⤷  Ancient Taleesian
   ⤷  Deep Uixian
    ⤷  Uixian
[view] About AbyssalThese are languages derived from those spoken by the Oceanites, a non-human sentient species that lives in the deepest parts of the oceans. The Oceanites had many dialects. They were mostly intelligible with each other, but clans from different ocean...
[view]Phonological System: UixoWIP.

Two different but similar species use this phonological system: the Oceanites and their descendants, the Uixo.

The Oceanites are deep-sea dwelling monsters known for their strength and their vaguely humanoid appearance. They live in deep ocean trenches and rarely come to the surface.

Uixo are a slimy, cave-dwelling species known for being reclusive and shy. They live in near continuous dark or twilight condition, but they are able to see somewhat thanks to an organ on their head called a luminent. Their vision is not the best, but it works for what they need.

Both species have an organ called a luminent, which they use to produce flashes of light in various colors. Their vocal apparatus is not very different from humans; the main distinction comes from the use of lunemes, but neither species can make very loud sounds like humans can.
Lunemes blink sustained
red dim ͻ ͻ!
red bright ͻͻ ͻͻ!
red short ͻ) 
red long ͻ* 
Voiced Consonants bilabial labiodental dental alveolar post alveolar retroflex palatal velar pharyngeal
plosive        g 
sibilant fricative   z ↓z: z:      
non-sibilant fricative         
approximant    ɹ      
trill ʙ        
lateral affricate         
lateral fricative         
Voiceless consonantsbilabial uvular
Vowelsfront front rounded near-front rounded central central-rounded near-back rounded back
near close       
close mid       
Below is the orthography for Uixian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Aa//Bb//Cc//Dd//Ff//FF ff/:/F̯̣ f̯̣/↓/Gg//Ѧѧ/͡/1Hh//HH hh/:/
H̯̣ h̯̣/↓/Ll/ɹ /Nn//Oo//Ss/z/SS ss/z:/S̯̣S̯̣ s̯̣s̯̣/↓z:/Uu//Ww//Xx//XX xx/:/
X̯̣ x̯̣/↓/Yy//Zz////Ŋŋ/g/Ɔɔ/ͻ*/ƍ/ͻ!/Ƣƣ//ƢƢ ƣƣ/:/Ƣ̯̣ ƣ̯̣/↓/Ȣȣ//2
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. ɠ͡ɓ
  2. flick your tongue
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
no nouns? no way!
06-Feb-19 15:02
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how nounlessness works in Uixian
27-Nov-18 16:59
Typological information for Uixian

Base counting systemOther
Morphosyntactic alignmentHierarchical alignment
Noun incorporationBoth

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