Feature statistics

Most popular conlang features

Absence of Common Consonants: All present 647 languages 73.0%
Vowel Nasalization: Contrast absent 612 languages 69.1%
Tone: No tones 582 languages 65.7%
Glottalized Consonants: No glottalized consonants 581 languages 65.6%
Uvular Consonants: None 511 languages 57.7%
Front Rounded Vowels: None 503 languages 56.8%
Conlang type: Artlang 488 languages 55.1%
Lateral Consonants: /l/, no obstruent laterals 474 languages 53.5%
Voicing and Gaps in Plosive Systems: None missing in /p t k b d g/ 438 languages 49.4%
Finger and Hand: Different 418 languages 47.2%
Presence of Uncommon Consonants: None 396 languages 44.7%
Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives: In both plosives and fricatives 393 languages 44.4%
Hand and Arm: Different 393 languages 44.4%
Syllable Structure: Moderately complex 359 languages 40.5%
Order of Subject and Verb: SV 358 languages 40.4%
Fixed Stress Locations: No fixed stress 350 languages 39.5%
Consonant-Vowel Ratio: Average 340 languages 38.4%
The Velar Nasal: No velar nasal 340 languages 38.4%
Obligatory Possessive Inflection: Absent 336 languages 37.9%
Red and Yellow: Red vs. yellow 334 languages 37.7%

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