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Yomi
Yomita Arupa
[jomitä ärupä]*
Registered by cwicke on 14 December 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersYomi is spoken by a population of 74,287,561 in Yomi.
Species Human/humanoid
About Yomi
  • Marked nominative and SVO, with possible dislocation.
  • Three animacy-based noun classes, loosely grouped as: humans/animals, body parts/weather events, and inanimates.
  • Three constrasting vowel lengths.
  • Verbs are only marked for past/nonpast tense, everything else uses an auxiliary.
  • Complex consonant mutation in compounds and affixes.
  • Sample of Yomi[view] Me souri su yo okahé za lang ta sádmira ming vátam.

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    Latest vocabulary
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    Phonology
    ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
    dental
    AlveolarAlveolo-
    palatal
    PalatalLabio-
    velar
    VelarGlottal
    Nasal m m:   n n:   ɲ   ŋ ŋ:  
    Plosive p p: b b:   t t: d d:   [c]1 [ɟ]2   k k: g g: ʔ
    Fricative   f f: v v: s s: z z: ɕ ɕ: ʑ ʑ: [ç]3   x x:  
    Affricate     t͡s d͡z t͡ɕ d͡ʑ        
    Lateral approximant     l l:   [ʎ]4      
    Approximant         j5 [w]6    
    Trill     r r:          
    Blends [ŋg]7
    1. before /i/, allophone of /t/
    2. before /i/, allophone of /d/
    3. before /j/, allophone of /x/
    4. before /j/ and /i/, allophone of /l/
    5. in diphthongs, allophone of /i/
    6. in diphthongs, allophone of /u/
    7. between vowels, allophone of /ŋ/
    VowelsFrontCentralBack
    Close i i:: i:   u u:: u:
    Close-mid e e:: e:   o o:: o:
    Open   ä ä:: ä:  
    Polyphthongs äj äw ow oj uj ej
    Orthography
    Below is the orthography for Yomi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
     YomiOrthography
    Aa
    ana
    /ä/
    Áá
    ana lí
    /ä:/
    Bb
    bu
    /b/
    Dd
    da
    /d/, [ɟ]1
    Ee
    en
    /e/
    Éé
    en lí
    /e:/
    Ff
    fa
    /f/
    Gg
    ge
    /g/
    Hh
    he
    /x/
    Ii
    ina
    /i/
    Íí
    ina lí
    /i:/
    Kk
    kana
    /k/
    Ll
    la
    /l/, [ʎ]2
    Mm
    maka
    /m/
    Nn
    nana
    /n/
    Oo
    on
    /o/
    Óó
    on lí
    /o:/
    Pp
    puka
    /p/
    Rr
    aru
    /r/
    Ss
    sana
    /s/
    Tt
    taka
    /t/, /ʔ/, [c]3
    Uu
    uma
    /u/, [w]4
    Úú
    uma lí
    /u:/
    Vv
    ve
    /v/
    Yy
    yaka
    /j/5
    Zz
    azu
    /z/
    ✔ Shown in correct order
    1. before /i/
    2. before /j/ and /i/
    3. before /i/
    4. in diphthongs
    5. in diphthongs, allophone of /i/
    Typological information for Yomi

    Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Primary word orderSVO
    Primary writing systemConscript

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