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Unkish
Unkôrsþá
[ˌunˈkõːr̥sθɑː]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 10 July 2022
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Unkish Unkish is a Germanic conlang and mainly based on what has been reconstructed as Proto-Germanic by several linguists.

This conlang is intended to have a precise vocabulary and to be intuitive/original in how words are formed. The most notable feature of Unkish is its strong reliance on umlauting and nasal vowels, causing a high quantity of both vowels and diphthongs. Another feature is the introduction of future and imperfective verb endings.

The entirely fictional culture is thought to be settled in what is, in reality, major parts of the Ukraine. The Unkish people especially loaned words from Slavic and Turkic languages regarding wildlife and agriculture.
Sample of Unkish[view] Ëka vünskî hit ne hleotán skuldê ündír mainô stègâ, íþ sví dùnþ alô þäjós under svìþôn toimûn. Ak níst þesô völlíns. Alô vois völlín kunnúms íst hvot dùms gán uns gebaném täimín.[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
olúnvfeel
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vïsênwife
Language family relationships
Language treeGermanic
 ⤷ Proto-Germanic
  ⤷ East Germanic
   ⤷  Unkish
[view] About GermanicThe Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Western and Northern Europe. Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approxima...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarOther
Nasal 1 m   2 n n:       ŋ̊ ŋ  
Plosive p b   t t: d d:       k kʷ k: g gʷ g:  
Fricative ɸ β: θ ð: s z:       x xʷ  
Affricate       t͡ʃ3 d͡ʒ4        
Lateral approximant     [l̥]5 l l:         [ɫ̥]6 [ɫ]7
Approximant         j w    
Trill     r:          
  1. before voiceless consonants
  2. before voiceless consonants
  3. /kː/ after i-umlauted vowel
  4. /gː/ after i-umlauted vowel
  5. /l/ before unvoiced consonants, allophone of /l/
  6. /l/ after back vowels + before unvoiced consonants, allophone of /l/
  7. /l/ after back vowels, allophone of /l/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i i: ĩ: y y: ỹ: u u:1 ũ:
Close-mid ẽ̝:2 [e̝:]3 e̝4 ø̝̃:5 ø̝:6 ø̝7 [o:]8
Mid e̞ e̞: ẽ̞: 9 o̞:10 õ̞:11
Open-mid ɛ12 ɛ:13 ɛ̃:14  
Near-open æ15 æ:16 æ̃:17  
Open a a: ã: [ɒ]18 [ɒ:]19 [ɒ̃:]20
Polyphthongs æi21 æỹ̯22 æy̯23 aũ̯24 au̯ øĩ̯25 øi̯26 oĩ̯27 oi̯28 øy̯29 iu̯30 iy̯31 ie̞̯ e̞o̞̯32
e̞u̯ uo̯ ae̞̯33 e̞i̯ yø̯34 oe̞̯35 ou̯ ai̯ ao̞̯36 eo̞̯̝37
  1. also: u-umlaut of /uo̯/ (character: ù)
  2. i-/u-umlaut of /ẽ̞:/
  3. a-umlaut of /e̞i̯/, allophone of /e̞:/
  4. i-/u-umlaut of /e̞/
  5. i-umlaut of /õ̝ː/
  6. i-umlaut of /o:/
  7. i-umlaut of /o/
  8. regional allophone; a-umlaut of /ou̯/, allophone of /o̞:/
  9. u-umlaut of /a/; a-umlaut of /u/
  10. u-umlaut of /a:/; a-umlaut of /u:/; a-umlaut of /ou̯/ (character: ò)
  11. also: a-umlaut of /ũː/, u-umlaut of /ãː/
  12. a-umlaut of /i/
  13. a-umlaut of /i:/
  14. a-umlaut of /ĩ:/
  15. i-umlaut of /a/
  16. i-umlaut of /a:/
  17. i-umlaut of /ã:/
  18. optionally before nasals, allophone of /a/
  19. optionally before nasals, allophone of /a:/
  20. optionally before nasals, allophone of /ã:/
  21. i-umlaut of /ai̯/
  22. i-umlaut of /aũ̯/
  23. i-umlaut of /au̯/
  24. from nazalized PG *-un- before h
  25. i-umlaut of /oĩ̯/
  26. i-umlaut of /o̞i̯/
  27. from nazalized PG *-in- before h
  28. u-umlaut of /ai̯/
  29. i-umlaut of /o̞u̯/
  30. u-umlaut of /e̞u̯/
  31. i-umlaut of /e̞u̯/
  32. a-umlaut of /e̞u̯/
  33. a-umlaut of /ai̯/
  34. i-umlaut of /uo̞̯/
  35. a-umlaut of /ai̯/ after /w/
  36. a-umlaut of /au̯/
  37. a-umlaut of /e̞u/ + prepending /j/ or /w/.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Unkish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 UnkishOrthography [edit]
Aa/a/, [ɒ]1Ää/æ/2Áá/a:/, [ɒ:]3Ââ/ã:/, [ɒ̃:]4Bb/b/Dd/d/Ee/e̞/Ëë/ɛ/5Éé/e̞:/Èè/e̞:/6, [e̝:]7
Êê/ẽ̞:/Ff/ɸ/Gg/g/Hh/x/Ii/i/Ïï/e̝/8Íí/i:/Ìì/i:/9Îî/ĩ:/Jj/j/
Kk/k/Ll/l/, [ɫ̥]10, [ɫ]11, [l̥]12Mm/m̥/13, /m/Nn/n/, /n̥/14Oo/o̞/15Öö/ø̝/16Óó/o̞:/17Òò/o̞:/18, [o:]19Ôô/õ̞:/20Pp/p/
Rr/r̥/Ss/s/Tt/t/Þþ/θ/Uu/u/Üü/y/Úú/u:/21Ùù/u:/22Ûû/ũ:/Vv/w/
✔ Shown in correct order [change]
  1. optionally before nasals
  2. i-umlaut of /a/
  3. optionally before nasals
  4. optionally before nasals
  5. a-umlaut of /i/
  6. a-umlaut of /e̞i̯/
  7. a-umlaut of /e̞i̯/
  8. i-/u-umlaut of /e̞/
  9. i-/u-umlaut of /ie̞̯/
  10. /l/ after back vowels + before unvoiced consonants
  11. /l/ after back vowels
  12. /l/ before unvoiced consonants
  13. before voiceless consonants
  14. before voiceless consonants
  15. u-umlaut of /a/; a-umlaut of /u/
  16. i-umlaut of /o/
  17. u-umlaut of /a:/; a-umlaut of /u:/; a-umlaut of /ou̯/ (character: ò)
  18. a-umlaut of /o̞u̯/
  19. regional allophone; a-umlaut of /ou̯/
  20. also: a-umlaut of /ũː/, u-umlaut of /ãː/
  21. also: u-umlaut of /uo̯/ (character: ù)
  22. u-umlaut of /uo̯/
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Aspects: Perfective and Imperfective
Small article about the Unkish aspect system.
29-Aug-22 19:37
Typological information for Unkish

AlienabilityNo alienability
Animacy distinctionsNone
Contour clicksNo clicks
Click phonationsNo clicks
Click releasesNo clicks

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