Feature statistics

Most popular conlang features

Absence of Common Consonants: All present 866 languages 73.1%
Vowel Nasalization: Contrast absent 846 languages 71.4%
Glottalized Consonants: No glottalized consonants 798 languages 67.3%
Tone: No tones 788 languages 66.5%
Front Rounded Vowels: None 696 languages 58.7%
Uvular Consonants: None 692 languages 58.4%
Lateral Consonants: /l/, no obstruent laterals 646 languages 54.5%
Conlang type: Artlang 635 languages 53.6%
Voicing and Gaps in Plosive Systems: None missing in /p t k b d g/ 594 languages 50.1%
Finger and Hand: Different 548 languages 46.2%
Presence of Uncommon Consonants: None 547 languages 46.2%
Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives: In both plosives and fricatives 537 languages 45.3%
Hand and Arm: Different 512 languages 43.2%
Order of Subject and Verb: SV 479 languages 40.4%
The Velar Nasal: No velar nasal 478 languages 40.3%
Syllable Structure: Moderately complex 468 languages 39.5%
Fixed Stress Locations: No fixed stress 468 languages 39.5%
Consonant-Vowel Ratio: Average 468 languages 39.5%
Obligatory Possessive Inflection: Absent 465 languages 39.2%
Occurrence of Nominal Plurality: All nouns, always obligatory 441 languages 37.2%

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%
Verbal Number and Suppletion: None 101 languages 79.5%
Antipassive Constructions: No antipassive 101 languages 79.5%
Order of Subject and Verb: SV 99 languages 78.0%
Uvular Consonants: None 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%
Vowel Nasalization: Contrast absent 89 languages 70.1%
Nonperiphrastic Causative Constructions: Morphological but no compound 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%
Gender Distinctions in Independent Personal Pronouns: No gender distinctions 77 languages 60.6%

Unused values for features (1)

Conlangs with no features