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Ulmaak
Ulakh
[ˈu:lax]
Registered by MBTW on 17 January 2020
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersUlmaak is spoken by a population of around 125,000,000 in Ulmykh.
Species Human/humanoid
About Ulmaak Ulmaak is the main language spoken on my conworld, Ulmykh, but is only natively spoken by 0.2% of the population.
Sample of Ulmaak[view] Ulakhã palõ

I speak English
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Sound samples in Ulmaak
Some sound samples of Ulmaak. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Ulakhã palõ
I speak English
Language family relationships
Language treeLuic
 ⤷ Proto-Luic
  ⤷ Laneic
   ⤷ Ullic
    ⤷  Ulmaak
[view] About LuicThe major language family spoken on Ulmykh. Omakhã pîm!
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Velar
Nasal m   n   ŋ
Plosive p b   t d   k g
Fricative ɸ θ s z [ʃ]1 [ʒ]2 x ɣ
Affricate       [t͡ʃ]3 [d͡ʒ]4  
Lateral approximant     l    
Flap     ɾ    
  1. before [i,ɪ], allophone of /s/
  2. before [i,ɪ], allophone of /z/
  3. before [i,ɪ], allophone of /t/
  4. before [i,ɪ], allophone of /d/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Back
Close i [i:]1   u [u:]2 ũ
Near-close   ɪ [ɪ:]3  
Open-mid ɛ [ɛ:]4 ɛ̃   ɔ [ɔ:]5 ɔ̃
Open a [a:]6 ã    
  1. when stressed, allophone of /i/
  2. when stressed, allophone of /u/
  3. when stressed, allophone of /ɪ/
  4. when stressed, allophone of /ɛ/
  5. when stressed, allophone of /ɔ/
  6. when stressed, allophone of /a/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ulmaak. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 UlmaakOrthography
Aa
Abe
/a/, [a:]1
Ãã
An
/ã/
Ee
Et
/ɛ/, [ɛ:]2
Ẽẽ
En
/ɛ̃/
Ii
Ini
/i/, [i:]3
Îî
Înî
/ɪ/, [ɪ:]4
Oo
Otu
/ɔ/, [ɔ:]5
Õõ
On
/ɔ̃/
Uu
Uti
/u/, [u:]6
Ũũ
Un
/ũ/
Pp
Pẽ
/p/
Bb
Bi
/b/
Tt
Tu
/t/
Dd
Dõ
/d/
Kk
Ki
/k/
Gg
Gẽ
/g/
Mm
Ma
/m/
Nn
Ni
/n/
NG ng
Ngã
/ŋ/
Rr
Re
/ɾ/
Ff
Fag
/ɸ/
TH th
Thu
/θ/
Ss
Sa
/s/
Zz
Zu
/z/
SH sh
[ʃ]7
ZH zh
[ʒ]8
KH kh
Khi
/x/
GH gh
Ghut
/ɣ/
Ll
Lẽ
/l/
CH ch
[t͡ʃ]9
JH jh
[d͡ʒ]10
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. when stressed
  2. when stressed
  3. when stressed
  4. when stressed
  5. when stressed
  6. when stressed
  7. before [i,ɪ]
  8. before [i,ɪ]
  9. before [i,ɪ]
  10. before [i,ɪ]
Typological information for Ulmaak

Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
Copula droppingAlways
Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit Ergative
Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
Script typeOther

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