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Umofa
Umofa
[umofa]
Registered by dendana on 26 August 2017
Language type Other
Species Human/humanoid
About Umofa a user-friendly language
pretty phonology. who doesn't love (V)CV?
quite synthetic, but relatively simple
nouns, verbs, 'modifiers', adverbs, clitics
no null-derivation
almost all words begin in a vowel, with the exception of infinitive verbs, some modifiers and adverbs
Sample of Umofa[view] Ekekaci inyapulataci nari ara tudapana epa-ye.

The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught.
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Sound samples in Umofa
Some sound samples of Umofa. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Axaga ada-xibi tofa, meni itikekuta aribirolu epa-ye, aduyaca-yami, usayi aragaragaruwiba c-itikuyac...
I tell them, if you run the sink while someone’s showering, the water will get real hot in the showe...
Umawufira arufotuma erifa-xibi, usaga turufufirolu epa-ye.
The cook blames the fire if the food is not well cooked.
Busan-ise, arunyora epa-ye-ya tofa Pusan-ise, tofa Ibiraxa Udora-pa Busan-ise-kamu efunako, ara ibir...
Busan, formerly known as Pusan and now officially Busan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's second m...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m   n     ɲ    
Plosive p ᵐb   t ⁿd     [ᶮɟ]1   k ᵑg
Fricative   f s ʃ        
Affricate       t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant         ɭ      
Approximant           j w  
Flap     ɾ   [ɽ]2      
  1. free variation, especially before a stressed vowel, allophone of /ɲ/
  2. free variation intervocalically, allophone of /ɭ/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open a  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Umofa. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 UmofaOrthography
Aa/a/Bb/ᵐb/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/ⁿd/Ee/e/Ff/f/Gg/ᵑg/Ii/i/Kk/k/Ll/ɭ/, [ɽ]1Mm/m/
Nn/n/NY ny/ɲ/, [ᶮɟ]2Oo/o/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/Ww/w/Xx/ʃ/Yy/j/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. free variation intervocalically
  2. free variation, especially before a stressed vowel
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Typological information for Umofa

Fixed stress locationPenultimate
Morphological typologySynthetic
Primary word orderSVO

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