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Unch
Uncariscas
[ʔunçariʃas]
Registered by StyrTD on 7 June 2016
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersUnch is spoken by a population of around 251,153,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Unch
About Unch
Wilquman at mynro Sydo!
/wiɫkʷu'man ʔat mai̯n'ro sai̯:do/

Unch /ʌnt͡ʃ/ (Uncariscas; "Uncharish") is both a West and an East Germanic language, being spoken in Unchary and evolved around 350 AD from a proto-language spoken by Gothic, Ripuarian and Saxon tribes. The language tries to be a Germanic version of Latin, which concludes to a distinct purism in its vocabulary (nevertheless, there are also in Unch some loanwords from other languages, mainly from Resnish, German and Gothic), and is actually a personal attempt to combine the benefits of English, German, Gothic and the fusional features of Proto-Germanic.

Features:
Cases: 7 - Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative, Instrumental, Vocative, Locative
Nominal Genders: 3 - Masculine, Neuter, Feminine
Verbal Moods: 5 - Indicative, Imperative, Subjunctive/Conditional, Optative/Prohibitive, Infinitive/Supine
Grammatical Numbers: 3 - Singular, Paucal (evolved from Germanic Dual) and Plural
Primary Word Order: None - Commonly used is Germanic V2 order (SVO, OVS) and SOV
Marked Tenses: Past, Present, Future (the latter is technically a reversed past system, similar to the French method)
Orthography: Phonetic (due to ConWorkShop :P), nouns are always written capitalized, the punctuation is exactly the same as in German, so expect more commas than usual in Unch sentences!


Unch has both East Germanic (lack of rhotacism, grammar) and West Germanic (vocabulary) characteristics, that make it hard to decide whether it belongs to the West or the East Germanic family. The closest related languages to Unch are Old Saxon, Old High German and Gothic, the most familiar recent languages are English, German and Low German.
Sample of Unch[view] Mant isti Mano Wulfas.

Man is a wolf to man.
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Language family relationships
Language treeGermanic
 ⤷ Proto-Germanic
  ⤷ West Germanic
   ⤷ Ripuaro-Saxon
    ⤷  Unch
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularPharyngealGlottalOther
Nasal m ɱ   n [nʰ]1       ŋ        
Plosive p b     t d   ɟ   k kʷ g gʷ     ʔ2  
Fricative ɸ β f θ ð s z ʃ ç ʝ   x xʷ ɣ [ɣʷ]3 [χ]4 ħ h [hʷ]5  
Affricate p̪f   t͡s t͡ʃ     k͡x        
Lateral approximant       l [lʰ]6               ɫ [ɫʰ]7
Approximant           j [ʍ]8 w          
Trill       r [rʰ]9                
Blends ħn ħr ħɫ ŋk ŋkʷ ŋg ŋgʷ [χs]10 ɱb xs [çs]11 st̠
  1. allophone of /ħn/
  2. before initial vowels and within hiatus
  3. allophone of /gʷ/
  4. allophone of /x/
  5. allophone of /xʷ/
  6. allophone of /ɫʰ/
  7. allophone of /ħɫ/
  8. allophone of /hʷ/
  9. allophone of /ħr/
  10. allophone of /xs/
  11. allophone of /xs/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: y ɨ ʉ: u u:
Close-mid e e: ø ø:   o o:
Open-mid ɛ ɛ:   ɔ ɔ:
Near-open æ æ:    
Open a a:    
Polyphthongs ɨu̯ ui̯ e̞i̯ au̯ ai̯ o̞u̯ e̞u̯ iu̯ æu̯
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Unch. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 UnchOrthography
Aa
/a/
Ââ
/a:/
Ää
Æ
/æ/
Ææ
Æsi
/æ:/
Bb
/b/
Ƀƀ
Biƀ
/β/
Cc
/ç/
Dd
De
/d/
Đđ
Ëđ
/ð/
Ee
Ne
/e/
Êê
Ê
/e:/, /ɛ:/
Ëë
Ê
/ɛ/
Ff
Ëf
/f/
Gg
/g/
Ǥǥ
Ǥòǥ
/ɣ/
Hh
/h/
Ħħ
Hi
/x/, [χ]
Ƕƕ
/xʷ/, [hʷ], [ʍ]
Ii
î
/i/
Ïï
/ɨ/
Îî
Î
/i:/
Jj
Iax
/j/
Kk
/k/
Ll
/l/
Łł
Landun
/ɫ/
Mm
Ëm
/m/
Nn
Ën
/n/, /n/
Oo
Ô
/o/
Ôô
Ô
/o:/
Òò
Òa
/ɔ/
Õõ
Òa
/ɔ:/
Öö
Œ
/ø/
Œœ
Œ
/ø:/
Pp
/p/
Qq
Qa
/kʷ/
Ꝗꝗ
Ꝗi
/gʷ/, [ɣʷ]
Rr
/r/
Ss
Ës
/s/
Tt
Te
/t/
Þþ
Þòrn
/θ/
Uu
Û
/u/
Ûû
Û
/u:/
Üü
Ũ
/y/
Ũũ
/ʉ:/
Vv
Vi
/ɸ/
Ww
Wunja
/w/
Xx
/xs/, [χs], [çs]
Yy
/ai̯/
Ÿÿ
/e̞i̯/
Zz
´Zët
/t͡s/
Ƶƶ
ẞô
/z/
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    Typological information for Unch

    Marked tense (verb)Past, Present, Future
    Primary word orderNo set order
    Noun numbersSingular/Paucal/Plural
    GendersMasculine/Feminine/Neuter
    Morphological typologyFusional

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