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Unch
Uncariscas
[ʔunçariʃas]
Registered by Styr 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
  • Nominal Genders: 3 - Masculine, Neuter, Feminine
  • Verbal Moods: 5
  • 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] Đrë Ynfëłas isti grysłicas. Bikħräƀiþ Leuħtam, ƕiu Hürþin, irþrÿƀiþ aŧ Þwärcjing, gräuwiþ bäŧiso þurc Aupscrit.

The idea is like grass. It craves light, likes crowds, thrives on crossbreeding, grows better for being stepped on.
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Latest vocabulary
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Sound samples in Unch
Some sound samples of Unch. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Iv mant đera Bäkħiđi naħsÿħiþ, swingiþa ümbi, eþ giniþa syno Ŧôqumst. Đën irinri: Đrë Wardas irbÿdiþ...
If you're longing for the past, swing around and start building up your future. Since remember: The ...
Language family relationships
Language treeGermanic
 ⤷ Proto-Germanic
  ⤷ West Germanic
   ⤷ Ripuaro-Saxon
    ⤷  Unch
[view] About GermanicThe Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Western and Northern Europe. Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approxima...
[view] Bëëdbörgsc (Bedburgian Dialect)An East Ripuarian dialect, being spoken in Bedburgia and North Tandria. Related to Marckish and Geltherish.
[view] Frësc (Freshian Dialect)No summary available for this dialect.
[view] Gëldersc (Geldrian Dialect)Also an East Ripuarian dialect, with some Ingish (and thus Saxon) features.
[view] Göedisc (Gothian Language)No summary available for this dialect.
[view] Engisk (Ingish Language)A North Sea Germanic dialect with many similarities to the continental Old Saxon (and today's English and Frisian) and further the recent Low German. Widely spoken in Ingia, the Finmarce and Frisky.
[view] Märkesc (Marckian)An East Ripuarian dialect, spoken in Marce by mainly older inhabitants. Related to the Geldrian and Bedburgian dialect.
[view] Pälesc (Palesh Dialect)Also known as "Heathernish", a Middle Ripuarian dialect spoken in Heatherland. Related to Tandrish and Gothish.
[view] Þëngersc (Thandrish Sublanguage)The Tandrian (or Thandrish) dialect is spoken in Mid-Uncary and belongs to the Ripuarian clade of the Uncarian dialects. The Tandrian dialect region includes also the capitol Thendow, where paticularly the old population is still speaking Thandrish commonly.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularPharyngealGlottalOther
Nasal m ɱ   n [nʰ]1       ŋ        
Plosive p b     t d       k kʷ g gʷ     ʔ2  
Fricative ɸ β f θ ð s z ʃ [ç]3 [çʷ]4 (ʝ)   x xʷ ɣ [ɣʷ]5 [χ]6 ħ h  
Affricate 7 [p̪f]8 t̪θ d̪ð t͡s t͡ʃ     k͡x g͡ɣ [q͡χ]9      
Lateral approximant       l [lʰ]10               ɫ [ɫʰ]11
Approximant           j [ʍ]12 w          
Trill       r [rʰ]13                
Blends ħn ħr ħɫ ŋk ŋkʷ ŋg ŋgʷ [χs]14 ɱb xs [çs]15 st̠
  1. allophone of /ħn/
  2. before initial vowels and within hiatus
  3. initially and before front vowels, allophone of /x/
  4. initially and before front vowels, allophone of /xʷ/
  5. allophone of /gʷ/
  6. allophone of /x/
  7. initially and as final sound
  8. before back vowels
  9. allophone of /k͡x/
  10. allophone of /ɫʰ/
  11. allophone of /ħɫ/
  12. allophone of /xʷ/
  13. allophone of /ħr/
  14. allophone of /xs/
  15. allophone of /xs/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i i: y y: u u:
Close-mid e e: ø ø: o o:
Open-mid ɛ 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
Ḃircjo
/β/
Ḃḃ
Ḃaumas
/bβ/1
Cc
[ç]2
Dd
Ḋaǥas
/d/
Đđ
Ëđ
/ð/
Ḋḋ
/d̪ð/
Ee
Ne
/e/
Ëë
Ê
/ɛ/
Êê
Ê
/e:/
Ff
Ëf
/f/
Gg
/g/
Ǥǥ
Ǥòǥ
/ɣ/
Ġġ
/g͡ɣ/
Hh
Haǥłas
/h/
Ħħ
/x/, [χ]
Ƕƕ
Ƕyram
/xʷ/, [ʍ], [çʷ]3
Ii
î
/i/
Îî
Îsam
/i:/
Ïï
/i/
Jj
Jêram
/j/
Kk
/k/
K̇ k̇
/k͡x/, [q͡χ]
Ll
/l/
Łł
Landun
/ɫ/
Mm
Manas
/m/
Nn
Ën
/n/, /n/
Oo
Ô
/o/
Ôô
Ô
/o:/
Òò
Òa
/ɔ/
Öö
Œ
/ø/
Œœ
Œ
/ø:/
Pp
/p/
Ṗṗ
/pɸ/, [p̪f]4
Qq
Qa
/kʷ/
Ꝗꝗ
Ꝗi
/gʷ/, [ɣʷ]
Rr
/r/
Ss
Ës
/s/
Tt
Ŧiuwas
/t/
Ŧŧ
/t̪θ/
Þþ
Þurnam
/θ/
Uu
Û
/u/
Ûû
Û
/u:/
Üü
Üƀiłam
/y/
Ũũ
/y:/
Vv
Vi
/ɸ/
Ww
Wuno
/w/
Xx
/xs/, [χs], [çs]
Yy
/ai̯/
Ÿÿ
/e̞i̯/
Zz
´Zët
/t͡s/
Ƶƶ
ẞô
/z/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. initially and as final sound
  2. initially and before front vowels
  3. initially and before front vowels
  4. before back vowels
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Cardinal Numbers in Unch
How cardinal numbers are made in Unch
28-Feb-17 20:32
T-V distinction in Unch
How and when þû, Git and Gis are used
21-Dec-16 22:55
Uncarish Toponymy
How Uncarish town names are created and what meaning they ha...
27-Oct-16 17:49
Uncarian Names
The grammatical Uncarish name system
01-Sep-16 21:16
Uncarish Tenses
Uncarish has some grammatical tenses, which work in many cas...
01-Jul-16 19:20
Uncarian Gender System
How grammatical genders in Uncarish work
30-Jun-16 20:40
Lessons (3)
1Stundo Yns – Introduction
2Stundo Twy – Ankerisc Òrþegräfi
3Stundo Þrîs - Cases
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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