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Quirixtam
[kiɾiɕtã]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 29 July 2017
Language type Creole
Species Human/humanoid
About Christam Christam (キリシタン語 in Japanese) is a Portuguese-based creole spoken by the descendants of the Hidden Christians of Japan. Its use has been in decline for centuries in favour of Japanese. Christam has no standardised orthography, those who are familiar with the liturgical Portuguese used by the Hidden Christians use this orthography or a simplified form of it (as seen on this site), others will use an orthography based on Japanese romaji, hiragana, or katakana.
Sample of Christam[view] Todo umam ta naxe ribere i com bioudou na jiguinidaje i na quenri. Ta dota razam i conxenxa i debe comporota pa co outoro na espirito je faracherenidaje.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n [ȵ]1     [ŋ]  
Plosive p b t d       k g  
Fricative [ɸ]2 s z [ɕ]3 [ʑ]4 [ç]5     h
Affricate   [t͡s]6 [d͡z]7 t͡ɕ d͡ʑ        
Approximant       j w    
Flap   ɾ ɾʲ          
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /h/
  3. allophone of /s/
  4. allophone of /d͡ʑ/
  5. allophone of /h/
  6. allophone of /t/
  7. allophone of /d/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i ĩ   u ũ
Mid e̞ e̞: ẽ̞   o̞ o̞: õ̞
Open   ä ä̃  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Christam. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ChristamOrthography [edit]
Aa/ä/Bb/b/Cc/s/, /k/, [ɕ]Dd/d/, [z], [d͡z], [d͡ʑ], [ʑ]Ee/e̞/Ff/h/, [ɸ], [ç]Gg/d͡ʑ/, /g/, [ʑ]Hh//Ii/j/, /i/Jj/d͡ʑ/, [ʑ]Ll/ɾ/Mm/m/
Nn/n/, [ȵ]Oo/o̞/Pp/p/Qq/k/Rr/ɾ/Ss/z/, /s/, [ɕ], [ʑ]Tt/t/, [t͡ɕ], [t͡s]Uu/u/, /w/Vv/b/Xx/ɕ/Zz/z/, [d͡ʑ], [ʑ], [d͡z]
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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