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Mikan
Nawea
[na.we.a]*
Registered by cwicke on 31 May 2018
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersMikan is spoken by a population of 10,864,224 in Nak‘aye.
Species Human/humanoid
About Mikan
madimana,naweaqigumiumehai
Mati mana, nawea ‘i kumi ume hai?

  • Topic-comment, with primarily SOVX word order and extremely regular.
  • Final ±2 syllables are reduplicated to signal augmentative or plurals on nouns and iterative on verbs.
  • No tense marking or perfective/imperfective distinction.
  • Sample of Mikan[view] Tai ke o ‘uma teu mahu ‘i nu!

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    Latest vocabulary
    -p‘akoaff-ness
    mēaiadjsmall
    yamoaiadjbig
    Phonology
    ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarAlveolo-
    palatal
    PalatalLabio-
    velar
    VelarGlottal
    Nasal m   n   ɲ      
    Plosive p pʼ   t tʼ       k kʼ ʔ
    Fricative   θ1           h
    Affricate       [t͡ɕ]2        
    Approximant         j w    
    Flap     ɾ3          
    1. free variation [f~θ~s]
    2. before /i/, allophone of /t/
    3. free variation [l~ɾ]
    VowelsFrontBack
    Close i i: u u:
    Close-mid e e: o o:
    Open a a:  
    Orthography
    Below is the orthography for Mikan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
     MikanOrthography
    a
    Aa
    a
    /a/
    q
    ‘oka
    /ʔ/
    s
    Ññ
    ñi
    /ɲ/
    e
    Ee
    e
    /e/
    f
    Ff
    fe
    /θ/1
    h
    Hh
    he
    /h/
    i
    Ii
    i
    /i/
    g
    Kk
    ke
    /k/
    r
    Ll
    lu
    /ɾ/2
    m
    Mm
    ma
    /m/
    n
    Nn
    nu
    /n/
    o
    Oo
    o
    /o/
    b
    Pp
    pu
    /p/
    d
    Tt
    te
    /t/, [t͡ɕ]3
    u
    Uu
    u
    /u/
    w
    Ww
    wa
    /w/
    y
    Yy
    ya
    /j/
    ov
    Ōō
    oye
    /o:/
    uv
    Ūū
    uye
    /u:/
    av
    Āā
    aye
    /a:/
    ev
    Ēē
    eye
    /e:/
    iv
    Īī
    iye
    /i:/
    ✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    1. free variation [f~θ~s]
    2. free variation [l~ɾ]
    3. before /i/
    Typological information for Mikan

    Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Primary word orderTopic-Comment

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