|Region||Ūdzđąnąrąt, Islas M y M (Ardisphere)|
|Native speakers||<50,000 (as of 2000)|
|Writing system||Fifth Udil alphabet |
Yzixmw, also known as 'Yzix', is a language spoken on the Oceanic Island of Ūdzđąnąrąt (Udenarrat). The terms 'Yzixmw' and 'Yzix' are used interchangeably, although Yzix technically refers to the language and Yzixmw to the speakers of the language. It was thought to be a language isolate, with no known affinities and unattributable to any other linguistic groups, until the late 20th century, when studies by Arksbury International University identified similarities with other Udenarrat languages, especially Manjaal.E'tena where a a small number of individuals are bi-lingual in Yzix and Utz, Yzix and Dontdū or Yzix and Ingerish. Research was carried out on the language by Arksbury International University in Gobrassanya in the 1990's. Islas M y M in the Ardisphere. On Ūdzđąnąrąt it is generally written using the Fifth Udil alphabet which dates from the 16th century. This alphabet is written right to left starting at the bottom of the page, although some Yzixmw are able to read it reversed. In the Ardisphere a modified romantian script is used.
Examples of words include:
Good - Rw
Day - Humom
Water - Smwt
Green - Rorp
People (who can speak Yzix) - Mw
People (who can't speak Yzix) - Kaalamwdin
Aat - Mountain
- The Yzix language - origins, phonetics and transcriptions. Koh, Z.Q. Gobrassanyan Journal of Linguistics, AIU. Vol XIX 1995. Retrieved 18 March 2016.