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Yawebya
yháe byhá
[jʱɒ́ɛ bjʱá]
Registered by Tonio on 17 September 2018
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Yawebya A strongly isolating language, focused on complex juxtapositions of syntax to determine the meanings of phrases. Set during the late chalcolithic period of a conworld, and spoken by several tens of thousands of individuals in sedentary farming communities in a volcanic flood plain.

Some features of Yawebya include:
-OSV word order in standard clauses, although word order is changed for relative clauses (SOV/OVS) and becomes more complicated with evidentiality.
-Various phonemic phonations and tones: plain, creaky-voiced, and high. Further, all consonants have aspirated or breathy forms, which may have allophonic effects on their syllable.
-Particle markings for transitivity and evidentiality deriving from other verbs.
Sample of Yawebya[view] Ró rúru sewk khryû haek yháe rú haek fhon mhâ. Thó sôwk yhô, haewk yhue wák wao úe wá ti yháw Sinɦárê, dhe fâ ŋhûy yhê. Fí rhîm he wák yháe: "Yhu ró gu! Dô khâm lóhu wák ne fâ wák dhrî fhôm rhâm rá." Bu dô yhu wák vu ɦao lhiom vu, haek ryôm fíeron dhú yhue ko. Ró yhue wák yháe: "Yhu ró gu! Wíe haek yé yhue lhân yhue rhuo yien mhâ rhî...[view all texts]
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m mʱ   n nʱ     ŋ ŋʱ  
Plosive p [pʼ]1 pʰ b bʱ   t [tʼ]2 tʰ d dʱ     k [kʼ]3 kʰ g gʱ [ʔ]
Fricative   f fʰ v vʱ s sʰ z zʱ       h ɦ
Affricate     [t͡sʼ]4        
Lateral approximant     l lʱ        
Lateral fricative     [ɬ]5 [ɮ]6        
Approximant       j jʱ w wʱ    
Trill     r rʱ        
  1. allophone of /p/
  2. allophone of /t/
  3. allophone of /k/
  4. allophone of /s/
  5. allophone of /s/
  6. allophone of /l/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i [iʱ]1 ḭ í [y]2 [yʱ]3 [y̰]4 [ý]5 u [uʱ]6 ṵ ú
Open-mid ɛ [ɛʱ]7 ɛ̰ ɛ́ [œ]8 [œʱ]9 [œ̰]10 [œ́]11 ɔ [ɔʱ]12 ɔ̰ ɔ́
Open a [aʱ]13 a̰ á [ɒ]14 [ɒʱ]15 [ɒ̰]16 [ɒ́]17
Polyphthongs uɔ uɔ̰ uɔ́ uɛ uɛ̰ uɛ́ iɛ iɛ̰ iɛ́ iɔ iɔ̰ iɔ́ ɒɛ ɒɛ̰ ɒɛ́ aɔ aɔ̰ aɔ́
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /i/
  3. allophone of /i/
  4. allophone of /ḭ/
  5. allophone of /í/
  6. allophone of /uʱ/
  7. allophone of /ɛ/
  8. allophone of /ɛ/
  9. allophone of /ɛ/
  10. allophone of /ɛ̰/
  11. allophone of /ɛ́/
  12. allophone of /ɔʱ/
  13. allophone of /aʱ/
  14. allophone of /a/
  15. allophone of /a̰/
  16. allophone of /a̰/
  17. allophone of /á/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Yawebya. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 YawebyaOrthography
Aa/a/, [aʱ], [ɒʱ], [ɒ]AE ae/ɒɛ/AO ao/aɔ/Áá/á/, [ɒ́]ÁE áe/ɒɛ́/ÁO áo/aɔ́/Ââ/a̰/, [ɒ̰]ÂE âe/ɒɛ̰/ÂO âo/aɔ̰/Éé/ɛ́/, [œ́]
Êê/ɛ̰/, [œ̰]Íí/í/, [ý]ÍE íe/iɛ́/ÍO ío/iɔ́/Îî/ḭ/, [y̰]ÎE îe/iɛ̰/ÎO îo/iɔ̰/Óó/ɔ́/Ôô/ɔ̰/Úú/ú/
ÚE úe/uɛ́/ÚO úo/uɔ́/Ûû/ṵ/ÛE ûe/uɛ̰/ÛO ûo/uɔ̰/Bb/b/BH bh/bʱ/Dd/d/DH dh/dʱ/Ee/ɛ/, [ɛʱ], [œʱ], [œ]
Ɦɦ/ɦ/Ff/f/FH fh/fʰ/Gg/g/GH gh/gʱ/Hh/h/Ii/i/, [iʱ], [y], [yʱ]IE ie/iɛ/IO io/iɔ/Kk/k/, [ʔ]
KH kh/kʰ/Ll/l/, [ɮ]LH lh/lʱ/Mm/m/MH mh/mʱ/Nn/n/NH nh/nʱ/Oo/ɔ/, [ɔʱ]Pp/p/PH ph/pʰ/
Rr/r/RH rh/rʱ/Ss/s/, [ɬ], [t͡sʼ]SH sh/sʰ/Tt/t/TH th/tʰ/Uu/u/, [uʱ]UE ue/uɛ/UO uo/uɔ/Vv/v/
VH vh/vʱ/Ww/w/WH wh/wʱ/Yy/j/YH yh/jʱ/Zz/z/ZH zh/zʱ/Ŋŋ/ŋ/ŊH ŋh/ŋʱ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Yawebya

    Evidentiality distinctionsSensory input type
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNeutral
    Noun-noun possessionJuxtaposition (syntactic)
    Relative clause headGapped

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