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Ushkeem [UCKIM]
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Ushkeem
uckim
[uʃ.kim]
Registered by Mitch on 25 December 2021
Language type Logical Language (Loglang)
Species Human/humanoid
Sample of UshkeemCan't find any yet.
Latest vocabulary
puꞌupunumnine
puꞌukōnumten
puꞌunumnine
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n   [ŋ]1  
Plosive p   t t̠   k ʔ
Fricative   f s ʃ x h
Lateral approximant     l      
Lateral fricative     ɬ      
Approximant   ʋ ɹ   ɰ̟  
Flap     ɾ      
Click     ǃ      
  1. occurs when /n/ is before /k/, allophone of /n/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i ɨ u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open-mid ɛ   ɔ
Open a   ɒ
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ushkeem. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 UshkeemOrthography
u
u
/u/
ō
ō
/o/
o
o
/ɔ/
a
a
/ɒ/
œ
œ
/ə/
y
y
/ɨ/
i
i
/i/
ē
ē
/e/
e
e
/ɛ/
ā
ā
/a/
p
pœp
/p/
k
kœk
/k/
m
mœm
/m/
n
nœn
/n/, [ŋ]1
t
tœt
/t/
d
dœd
/t̠/
s
sœs
/s/
c
cœc
/ʃ/
l
lœl
/l/
ỻœỻ
/ɬ/
ɽ
ɽœɽ
/ɾ/
r
rœr
/ɹ/
f
fœf
/f/
w
wœw
/ʋ/
j
jœj
/ɰ̟/
x
xœx
/x/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. occurs when /n/ is before /k/
Additional NotesIf you're wondering why /h/, /ǃ/ and /ʔ/ aren't in the orthography, it's because in Ushkeem they aren't treated like regular phonemes.

The /h/-sound is used before a vowel at the beginning of a syllable to mark a "smooth" transition to the vowel it's standing before. Without /h/, two vowels next to each other could become a diphthong.
It is romanized as 〈h〉.

The /!/-sound is used in important or special words. It's usually followed by a velar phoneme or a vowel.
It is romanized as 〈q〉.

And the /ʔ/-sound is used between two vowels to mark a short pause, in order to split the vowels.
For example: If there are two of the same vowel in a row (as in /puuk/), /ʔ/ is used between them (as in /puʔuk/).
It is romanized as 〈ꞌ〉 (not an apostrophe).
Typological information for Ushkeem

Base counting systemOther
Primary word orderSOV
Stress marked?Yes - diacritic
Primary writing systemConscript
Script typeAlphabet

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