Feature statistics

Most popular conlang features

Absence of Common Consonants: All present 739 languages 73.6%
Vowel Nasalization: Contrast absent 707 languages 70.4%
Tone: No tones 668 languages 66.5%
Glottalized Consonants: No glottalized consonants 666 languages 66.3%
Front Rounded Vowels: None 582 languages 58.0%
Uvular Consonants: None 580 languages 57.8%
Conlang type: Artlang 548 languages 54.6%
Lateral Consonants: /l/, no obstruent laterals 548 languages 54.6%
Voicing and Gaps in Plosive Systems: None missing in /p t k b d g/ 510 languages 50.8%
Finger and Hand: Different 479 languages 47.7%
Presence of Uncommon Consonants: None 453 languages 45.1%
Hand and Arm: Different 452 languages 45.0%
Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives: In both plosives and fricatives 451 languages 44.9%
Order of Subject and Verb: SV 410 languages 40.8%
Syllable Structure: Moderately complex 404 languages 40.2%
Fixed Stress Locations: No fixed stress 400 languages 39.8%
Obligatory Possessive Inflection: Absent 393 languages 39.1%
Consonant-Vowel Ratio: Average 393 languages 39.1%
The Velar Nasal: No velar nasal 391 languages 38.9%
Red and Yellow: Red vs. yellow 385 languages 38.3%

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 (4)

Conlangs with no features