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Nitan
Qa Nita Ruqa
[ʔə n̪̊it̪ə r̥uʔə]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 31 July 2023
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersNitan is spoken by a population of around 340,000 in Katannrri.
Species Human/humanoid
About Nitan
ŕici, ta maki tańa. cu pu ẃaha han mu ruḿa?

pahum a?

Nitan (nit. qa nita ruqa /ʔə n̪̊it̪ə r̥uʔə/) is an agglutinative language with strong fusional tendencies and a relatively simple phonological structure. It has only three vowels (excluding allophones) and comparatively small consonant inventory, the most interesting feature of which is voiceless nasal stops and r.

Nitan is the language of the Katannrric nobility.
Katannrri (katańŕi /kat̪an̪rɪ/ literally: land of dragon) is... literally, a land on the dragon. Mountains are rising on the back of a great ancient lizard so big it can crash a village under its foot. Fortunately, the dragon is very slow and can be steered away from other settlements on the Great North.
Katannrric people swear their loyalty to the Grand Gref of the Northern Provinces. They are simple people and prefer safe trading, not independence. And Grand Gref can get rare draconic materials much cheaper than his rivals.
Sample of Nitan[view] Whunti, qa casnna, ciparra maha hapi makwu, nu paci maraqi, qa cilan pa qa cunn makimma nakuna, qa cilan pa qa narisa hun nataku, ahu qa cilan pa qa rawhi kicummu nataku. Qa asnna nu pupaci mmunapi: "Qa ta cicila u whasutus, ciraqi qa cirawhi nu paci catwi." Nu paci mmacapi: "Kwium, asnna, nu mu cicila ri, casu ma whi twaraqi: ca cir...[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
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Sound samples in Nitan
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Su nu rawhi kinn sam ahu qila whasmahi ahu whasatim mmu cakwuha. I a saha kukimmi ahu kawhanni, ahu ...
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and con...
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarRetroflexLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n̪̊          
Plosive p t̪ t̪ʷ       k kʷ ʔ
Fricative     s ʂ     h
Lateral approximant     l        
Lateral fricative     ɬ        
Approximant         ʍ w    
Trill     r        
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i       u
Near-close   [ɪ]1   [ʊ]2  
Mid     [ə]3    
Open-mid [ɛ]4        
Open a        
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /u/
  3. allophone of /a/
  4. allophone of /i/
Syllable StructureIn most cases it's (C)V(n), where (n) can be any nasal sound, /r/, /l/ or /w/.
Stress informationStress usually falls on the first syllable of the root, except when derivational affixes are present. They take stress instead of the root.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Nitan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NitanOrthography [edit]
a
Aa
/a/
c
Cc
/ʂ/
h
Hh
/h/
i
Ii
/i/
k
Kk
/k/
l
Ll
/l/
ĺ
Ĺĺ
/ɬ/
ḿ
Ḿḿ
/m/
m
Mm
/m̥/
n
Nn
/n̪̊/
ń
Ńń
/n̪/
p
Pp
/p/
q
Qq
/ʔ/
r
Rr
/r̥/
ŕ
Ŕŕ
/r/
s
Ss
/s/
t
Tt
/t̪/
u
Uu
/u/
w
Ww
/w/
Ẃẃ
/ʍ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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    Typological information for Nitan

    Fixed stress locationInitial
    Morphological typologyAgglutinative
    Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
    Number of nominal casesSeven cases
    Primary word orderSOV

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