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Nichana
Nehchánh
[nɜʃaŋ]*
Registered by Pimpossible on 11 January 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Nichana Spoken in a strongly hierarchical caste based society ruled with an iron fist, Nichana is a super wacky language that makes descisions not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

Nichana is a language with a strong hierarchy in nouns, levels of force behind verbs, and "orders". It has a cool new case that I thought of by myself, even though it's likely some other natlang has already done it, for the "jussor" that gave this "order".

Apart from that, Nichana uses a rather straightforward phonology, with a quite large inventory, which, when used, looks quite daunting. To me, at least.

Nichana is ergative/absolutive, except when the sentence contains a "to be" (which is always dropped by the way), uses double headed relative pronouns, relative pronouns look like this.

Word order is freaky and hierarchy based. I find it disgusting, but it's my baby. I don't want to kill my baby.
Sample of Nichana[view] Sáttichkehzh mayddech réttuechech. Duyipuddur oelthaesád, sukárzhide wazuevttánh sáttredává chayartád yoenh réttuechech.

Age is a great artist. As the years pass, it carves beautiful designs on our faces.
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Latest vocabulary
koyewathadjready
yáttizh-advalmost
nhitanáchnundead
Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m     n     [ŋ]1  
Plosive p b   [t̪]2 [d̪]3 t d     k g ʔʲ4
Fricative   f v [θ]5 [ð]6 s z ʃ [ʒ]7     h
Lateral approximant       l   [ʎ]8    
Approximant           j ɰ  
Trill       r        
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /t/
  3. allophone of /d/
  4. realization of /j/ between vowels
  5. allophone of /t/
  6. allophone of /d/
  7. allophone of /z/
  8. allophone of /l/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: y   [u]1
Close-mid e   o
Open-mid ɛ [ɜ]2 [ʌ]3
Open a [ä]4 ɒ
  1. allophone of /y/
  2. allophone of /ɛ/
  3. allophone of /o/
  4. allophone of /ɒ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Nichana. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NichanaOrthography
Aa/ɒ/, [ä]Áá/a/Éé/e/Íí/i:/Bb/b/CH ch/ʃ/Dd/d/, [d̪], [ð]Ee/ɛ/, [ɜ]Ff/f/
Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/i/Kk/k/Ll/l/, [ʎ]Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ŋ]Oo/o/, [ʌ]Pp/p/
Rr/r/Ss/s/Tt/t/, [t̪], [θ]Uu/y/, [u]Vv/v/Ww/ɰ/Yy/j/, /ʔʲ/1Zz/z/, [ʒ]
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. realization of /j/ between vowels
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Nichana Grammar
A short overview of basic Nichana grammarological functions.
13-Apr-16 07:37
Typological information for Nichana

Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
Relative clause headNonreduced
Noun-relative clause orderDouble headed
Verb agreementNone
Noun-adjective orderNoun first

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