Feature statistics

Most popular conlang features

Absence of Common Consonants: All present 681 languages 73.4%
Vowel Nasalization: Contrast absent 646 languages 69.6%
Tone: No tones 612 languages 65.9%
Glottalized Consonants: No glottalized consonants 609 languages 65.6%
Uvular Consonants: None 533 languages 57.4%
Front Rounded Vowels: None 531 languages 57.2%
Conlang type: Artlang 511 languages 55.1%
Lateral Consonants: /l/, no obstruent laterals 495 languages 53.3%
Voicing and Gaps in Plosive Systems: None missing in /p t k b d g/ 461 languages 49.7%
Finger and Hand: Different 436 languages 47.0%
Presence of Uncommon Consonants: None 412 languages 44.4%
Hand and Arm: Different 410 languages 44.2%
Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives: In both plosives and fricatives 410 languages 44.2%
Syllable Structure: Moderately complex 375 languages 40.4%
Order of Subject and Verb: SV 373 languages 40.2%
Fixed Stress Locations: No fixed stress 367 languages 39.5%
The Velar Nasal: No velar nasal 357 languages 38.5%
Consonant-Vowel Ratio: Average 354 languages 38.1%
Obligatory Possessive Inflection: Absent 353 languages 38.0%
Red and Yellow: Red vs. yellow 348 languages 37.5%

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