Feature statistics

Most popular conlang features

Absence of Common Consonants: All present 670 languages 73.2%
Vowel Nasalization: Contrast absent 635 languages 69.4%
Tone: No tones 602 languages 65.8%
Glottalized Consonants: No glottalized consonants 598 languages 65.4%
Uvular Consonants: None 527 languages 57.6%
Front Rounded Vowels: None 520 languages 56.8%
Conlang type: Artlang 503 languages 55.0%
Lateral Consonants: /l/, no obstruent laterals 490 languages 53.6%
Voicing and Gaps in Plosive Systems: None missing in /p t k b d g/ 453 languages 49.5%
Finger and Hand: Different 427 languages 46.7%
Presence of Uncommon Consonants: None 409 languages 44.7%
Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives: In both plosives and fricatives 403 languages 44.0%
Hand and Arm: Different 403 languages 44.0%
Order of Subject and Verb: SV 369 languages 40.3%
Syllable Structure: Moderately complex 368 languages 40.2%
Fixed Stress Locations: No fixed stress 361 languages 39.5%
The Velar Nasal: No velar nasal 353 languages 38.6%
Consonant-Vowel Ratio: Average 349 languages 38.1%
Obligatory Possessive Inflection: Absent 346 languages 37.8%
Red and Yellow: Red vs. yellow 342 languages 37.4%

Most common natlang features

Front Rounded Vowels: None 115 languages 90.6%
Absence of Common Consonants: All present 112 languages 88.2%
The Optative: Inflectional optative absent 109 languages 85.8%
Antipassive Constructions: No antipassive 101 languages 79.5%
Verbal Number and Suppletion: None 101 languages 79.5%
Uvular Consonants: None 99 languages 78.0%
Order of Subject and Verb: SV 99 languages 78.0%
Presence of Uncommon Consonants: None 98 languages 77.2%
N-M Pronouns: No N-M pronouns 97 languages 76.4%
Glottalized Consonants: No glottalized consonants 96 languages 75.6%
Obligatory Possessive Inflection: Absent 96 languages 75.6%
M-T Pronouns: No M-T pronouns 91 languages 71.7%
Nonperiphrastic Causative Constructions: Morphological but no compound 89 languages 70.1%
Vowel Nasalization: Contrast absent 89 languages 70.1%
Tone: No tones 85 languages 66.9%
Lateral Consonants: /l/, no obstruent laterals 83 languages 65.4%
Fusion of Selected Inflectional Formatives: Exclusively concatenative 82 languages 64.6%
Polar Questions: Question particle 80 languages 63.0%
Inclusive/Exclusive Distinction in Independent Pronouns: No inclusive/exclusive 78 languages 61.4%
Case Syncretism: No case marking 77 languages 60.6%

Unused values for features (5)

Conlangs with no features