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Ziyimo
Zìímo
[ʒìjímɔ]
Registered by severy on 17 May 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Ziyimo A mostly CV language with syntactic-only ergativity and weirdly-behaving adjectives.
Sample of Ziyimo[view] Gù hù káiut nú !

Catch me if you can!
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottalOther
Nasal m n   ɲ   [ŋ]1    
Plosive p [pʰ]2 b t [tʰ]3 [d]4   [c]5 [cʰ]6 [ɟ]7   k [kʰ]8 g ʔ  
Fricative ɸ [β]9 s [z]10 ʃ [ʒ]11       h  
Lateral approximant   l            
Approximant       [j]12 [w]13     [ɥ]14
Trill   r            
  1. allophone of /ɲ/
  2. allophone of /p/
  3. allophone of /t/
  4. allophone of /t/
  5. allophone of /k/
  6. allophone of /k/
  7. allophone of /g/
  8. allophone of /k/
  9. allophone of /ɸ/
  10. allophone of /s/
  11. allophone of /ʃ/
  12. allophone of /i/
  13. allophone of /u/
  14. allophone of /u/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i í ì u ú ù
Open-mid   ɔ ɔ́ ɔ̀
Open a á à  
Polyphthongs ɔa1 æɔ2 ai3 au4 ɔi5
  1. Falling [óə̀], rising [ɔ̀á]
  2. Falling [ǽɒ̀], rising [æ̀ó]
  3. Falling [áɨ̀], rising [ə̀í]
  4. Falling [áʉ̀], rising [ə̀ú]
  5. Falling [óɨ̀], rising [ɔ̀í]
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ziyimo. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ZiyimoOrthography
Aa/a/Áá/á/Àà/à/Bb/b/Ff/ɸ/, [β]Gg/g/, [ɟ]Hh/h/Ii/i/, [j]Íí/í/
Ìì/ì/Kk/k/, [kʰ], [c]Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Ɲɲ/ɲ/, [ŋ]Oo/ɔ/Óó/ɔ́/Òò/ɔ̀/
Pp/p/, [pʰ]Qq/ʔ/Rr/r/Ss/s/, [z]Tt/t/, [d], [tʰ]Uu/u/, [ɥ], [w]Ùù/ù/Úú/ú/Zz/ʃ/, [ʒ]
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    Typological information for Ziyimo

    Adjective agreementNumber and class
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
    Pronoun persons1st/2nd/3rd/4th persons

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