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Denpa Language [DENPA]
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Typology Progressing 3,788 words Denpa Language
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 2 October 2022
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Denpa Language The Denpa language is the ethnic language of the Denpa people and the main language of the Denpa Republic, it features complex consonant clusters and has a tendency of head-marking. The basic word order is SOV with postpositions; besides, the Denpa language uses noun classifiers and does not have an obliged plural marking on nouns.
Sample of Denpa Language[view] dzmsabrm

I will kill you.
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Latest vocabulary
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Language family relationships
Language treeGarric
 ⤷ Proto-Garric
  ⤷ Grassland Garric
   ⤷ Sweltic
    ⤷ North Sweltic
     ⤷ North Desert languages
      ⤷ Purple Mountain
       ⤷  Denpa Language
 
[edit] [view] 1 (Derivations only)This includes a list of (previously independent) morphemes that are only used in derivations
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m   n     ŋ    
Plosive p pʼ b   t tʼ d     k kʼ g    
Fricative   [f]1 v s z ʃ     ħ h
Affricate     t͡s t͡sʼ d͡z t͡ʃ t͡ʃʼ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j      
Trill     r          
  1. allophone of /v/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i   [ɨ]1 u
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid       o
Open-mid ɛ      
Open       ɑ
Polyphthongs [ɪe]2
  1. allophone of /ɪ/
  2. allophone of /ɪ/
Syllable StructureThe Denpa language is highly permissive of consonant clustering in both onset and coda position. The main restriction is fricatives can’t be the first element of an initial cluster, and fricatives can‘t be at the end of a syllable either.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Denpa Language. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Denpa LanguageOrthography [edit]
Aa/ɑ/AI ai/ɛ/Bb/b/CH ch/t͡ʃ/CHʻ chʻ/t͡ʃʼ/Dd/d/DJ dj/d͡ʒ/DZ dz/d͡z/Ee/ɪ/Ff[f]Gg/g/Hh/h/
Ii/i/Kk/k/KH kh/ħ/Kʻ kʻ/kʼ/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/Pp/p/Pʻ pʻ/pʼ/Rr/r/Ss/s/
SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/TS ts/t͡s/TSʻ tsʻ/t͡sʼ/Tʻ tʻ/tʼ/Uu/u/Vv/v/Xx/ħ/Yy/j/Zz/z/
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    Typological information for Denpa Language

    Base counting systemDecimal (10)
    Noun-adjective orderAdjective first
    Pronoun-noun possessionAffix/Clitic
    Primary word orderSOV
    Syllable structureComplex

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