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Yokulta [YKU]
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nirat johkuldadiid / johkulinirat
[ȵiɾaθ joʔkʰʊltaȶi:t joʔkʰʊlɪȵiɾaθ]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 9 January 2021
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersYokulta is spoken by a population of around 20,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Yokulta
Novúkollaihs, sáččuticaidoq!

[ˈnovu:ˌkʰol:aɪ̯ʰs ˈsa:t͡ɕ:ʊˌȶʰit͡saɪ̯ˌtoq]

e.g. English '-ly'
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
-IMPImperative (mood)
south-GENGenitive (case)
-child-VOCVocative (case)
'O [addressee]'

Welcome, child of the south!

Niryokulta 2.0

I intended to use  Niryokulta for my conworld, but it had so many words for modern things and too chaotic derivation rules (read: no rules) that I decided to remake it. Now it is spoken by the northernmost people of my continent (where  Hituronish is also spoken), living in mostly matriarchic tribes (inland Yokultans) and communities (coastal Yokultans). This page describes the dialect of the inland Yokultan peoples.

Aesthetics are made to more or less resemble Sámic languages, whereas phonology and grammar are just random features thrown in, though there might be minor influences mainly from Nivkh (and Greenlandic a little bit). Lexicon is purely a priori, partially based on Niryokulta, and not located on CWS atm.


- agglutinative/polysynthetic
- generally very regular language
- though a little bit of sandhi rules is involved
- split ergative: ERG is used in past tense instead of NOM and applies to nouns only
- VOS primary word order
- 20 numeral categories (and counting??? they keep showing up!! help!!!)
- we have a lot of (pre)palatalisation and (pre)aspiration, do u want some

yes the grammar is finished but there are always some small, obscure features hiding in the wild waiting for me to add them into any of my conlangs
Sample of Yokulta[view] Kaiŋodan ehkkulaim annijohk johkuldid váikodanihk nuŋŋanikoaininu ǩomadinuihk. Battodan naššiine kuohtaieihk išquinihk ŋettohid igekaitodvač.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
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Language family relationships
Language treeIhami-Yokultan
 ⤷ Proto-Ihami-Yokultan
  ⤷ Proto-Yokultan
   ⤷ Old Yokulta
    ⤷ Inland dialect
     ⤷  Yokulta
[view] About Ihami-YokultanBasically the reboot of Yokultan language family of Sahar, this time designed to fit into my conworld.
Nasal m m:     n n: [ȵ]1 [ȵ:]2     ŋ ŋ: [ɴ]3 [ɴ:]  
Plosive p [ʰp]4 p: pʰ pʰ: [b]5     t [ʰt]6 t: tʰ tʰ: [ȶ]7 [ʰȶ]8 [ȶ:]9 [ȶʰ]10 [ȶʰ:]11     k [ʰk]12 k: kʰ kʰ: q q: [ʔ]13
Fricative [ɸ]14 v v: [θ]15 ð ð: s [ʰs]16 s: ɕ [ʰɕ]17 ɕ: [ʝ]   x18 [χ]19 h h: [ɦ]20
Affricate       t͡s [ʰt͡s]21 t͡s: t͡ɕ [ʰt͡ɕ]22 t͡ɕ:          
Lateral approximant       l l:            
Lateral fricative       ɬ ɬ:            
Approximant       [ɹ]23   j j: [w]24      
Flap       ɾ ɾ:            
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /n:/
  3. allophone of /n/
  4. allophone of /p/
  5. allophone of /p/
  6. allophone of /t/
  7. allophone of /t/
  8. allophone of /t/
  9. allophone of /t:/
  10. allophone of /tʰ/
  11. allophone of /tʰ:/
  12. allophone of /k/
  13. allophone of /h/
  14. allophone of /pʰ/
  15. allophone of /tʰ/
  16. allophone of /s/
  17. allophone of /ɕ/
  18. also allophone of /kʰ/
  19. allophone of /h/
  20. allophone of /h/
  21. allophone of /t͡s/
  22. allophone of /t͡ɕ/
  23. after [w], allophone of /ɾ/
  24. before liquids, allophone of /ʊ/
Close [i]1 i:   ʉ ʉ:   u:
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ  
Close-mid e       o
Mid     [ə]2    
Near-open æ [æ:]        
Open a a:       [ɑ]3
Polyphthongs uo̯ uɑ̯ aɪ̯ ɪe̯ oɑ̯ uɪ̯
  1. after alveolo-palatals, allophone of /ɪ/
  2. epenthetic; not written
  3. before uvulars and glottals, allophone of /a/
Below is the orthography for Yokulta. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 YokultaOrthography [edit]
Aa/a/, [ɑ]1Áá/a:/Bb/p/, [ʰp], [b]Čč/t͡ɕ/, [ʰt͡ɕ]Cc/t͡s/, [ʰt͡s]Dd/t/, [ʰt], [ʰȶ]Ee/e/EA ea/æ/EÁ eá[æ:]
Gg/k/, [ʰk]Hh/h/, [ɦ], [ʔ], [χ]Ii/ɪ/, [i]2Íí/i:/II ii/i:/Jj/j/, [ʝ]Kk/kʰ/Ǩǩ/x/3Ll/l/
LH lh/ɬ/Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ȵ], [ɴ]Oo/o/Pp/pʰ/, [ɸ]Qq/q/Rr/ɾ/, [ɹ]4Šš/ɕ/, [ʰɕ]Ss/s/, [ʰs]
Tt/tʰ/, [ȶʰ], [θ], [ȶ]Uu/ʊ/, [w]5Úú/u:/Vv/v/Yy[ʝ]Đđ/ð/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Ʉʉ/ʉ/ɄɄ ʉʉ/ʉ:/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. before uvulars and glottals
  2. after alveolo-palatals
  3. also allophone of /kʰ/
  4. after [w]
  5. before liquids
Typological information for Yokulta

Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
Primary word orderVOS

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