Kómnzo language: Difference between revisions

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|'''[[Bilabial consonant|Bilabial]]'''
|'''bilabial'''
|'''dental[[Dental consonant|Dental]]'''
|'''[[Alveolar consonant|Alveolar]]'''
|'''alveolar'''
|'''palato[[Palato-alveolar consonant|Palato-alveolar]]'''
|'''[[Palatal consonant|Palatal]]'''
|'''palatal'''
|'''velar[[Velar consonant|Velar]]'''
|'''labio[[Labialization|Labio-velar]]'''
|-
|'''oral[[Obstruent|Oral obstruent]]'''
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|align="center" colspan="2" |t̪~t
< kw >
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|'''prenasal[[Obstruent|Prenasal obstruent]]'''
|align="center" |<sup>m</sup>b
< b >
< gw >
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|'''[[Fricative consonant|Fricative]]'''
|'''fricative'''
|align="center" |ɸ
< f >
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|-
|'''nasal[[Nasal consonant|Nasal]]'''
|align="center" |m
< m >
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|-
|'''[[Lateral consonant|Lateral]]'''
|'''lateral'''
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|align="center" |r~ɾ
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|-
|'''semivowel[[Semivowel]]'''
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==== Vowels ====
The vowel inventory consists of eight phonemes (i, e, æ, a, ʏ, ø, u, o) and one epenthetic vowel (əə̯).
 
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![[Front vowel|Front (unrounded)]]
(unrounded)]]
![[Front rounded vowel|Front (rounded)]]
(rounded)]]
![[Central vowel|Central]]
![[Back vowel|Back]]
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![[Open vowel|Open]]
| colspan="4" style="text-align:center;" |{{IPA|a}}
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| align="center" |{{IPA|a}}
< a >
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==== Epenthesis ====
Komnzo phonology exhibits widespread vowel epenthesis. The epenthetic vowel is usually a short schwa (əə̯), sometimes a short high front or high back vowel. Many syllables and many words in Komnzo lack a specified vowel, e.g. ''mnz '''house' [mə̯nts] or ''gwth'' 'nest' [ᵑɡʷə̯θ].
 
==== Orthography ====
 
In the tables above, graphemes are indicated by <angle brackets>. The current orthography of Komnzo does not represent the epenthetic vowel because it can be predicted by the rules of syllabification. This leads to orthographic representations thatwhich untrained users of the orthography might find hard to pronounce, for example: ''zfth'' 'reason' is pronounced [tsə̯ɸə̯θ] or ''fta'' '36' is pronounced [ɸə̯ta].
 
==Numeral system==
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