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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] Yháe byhá ló haek.

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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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