Feature statistics

Most popular conlang features

Absence of Common Consonants: All present 700 languages 73.3%
Vowel Nasalization: Contrast absent 665 languages 69.6%
Tone: No tones 630 languages 66.0%
Glottalized Consonants: No glottalized consonants 626 languages 65.5%
Front Rounded Vowels: None 549 languages 57.5%
Uvular Consonants: None 547 languages 57.3%
Conlang type: Artlang 524 languages 54.9%
Lateral Consonants: /l/, no obstruent laterals 511 languages 53.5%
Voicing and Gaps in Plosive Systems: None missing in /p t k b d g/ 478 languages 50.1%
Finger and Hand: Different 449 languages 47.0%
Presence of Uncommon Consonants: None 426 languages 44.6%
Hand and Arm: Different 425 languages 44.5%
Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives: In both plosives and fricatives 423 languages 44.3%
Syllable Structure: Moderately complex 386 languages 40.4%
Order of Subject and Verb: SV 384 languages 40.2%
Fixed Stress Locations: No fixed stress 377 languages 39.5%
The Velar Nasal: No velar nasal 368 languages 38.5%
Obligatory Possessive Inflection: Absent 368 languages 38.5%
Consonant-Vowel Ratio: Average 365 languages 38.2%
Red and Yellow: Red vs. yellow 361 languages 37.8%

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