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Achiyitqan [ACY]
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Registered by severy on 19 October 2014
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: AchiyitqanaOfficial YrakksiRegional HaisearyRegional
Species Human/humanoid
About Achiyitqan Achiyitqan is a dialect continuum spoken by the Achiyitqan people in the cold frozen north of Miraria on Sahar (or Makpauui, in its original setting, Mygith). It is a polysynthetic, object-incorporating, pro-drop and highly fusional language loosely inspired from Inuktitut morphosyntax and Blackfoot phonology. It has three animacy classes (animate, moderate and inanimate) and three noun classes (S, N and I-type). It is natively written with an abugida/syllabary.

The main language code ACY applies to the Standardized language, which is not the most widely-spoken, and is a bit archaic in some senses. (I haven't worked enough on the dialects yet, though.)

The Rewrite Ruleset is currently a bit of a WIP, specifically in finalizing syllabification and stress, which is a bit difficult considering the language's vastly complicated phonotactics and stress/tone system.

Grammar: PhonologySyntaxPronounsNounsVerbs
Culture: Traditional foodMore on foodNaming
Mythology: The Sea and the SkyThe Salmon and the Fox
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Sample of Achiyitqan[view] Niskuiɥ mastumaga ɂalisstíektamato wapitáall.

If we’re going to have animals around we all have to be concerned about them and take care of them.
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Sound samples in Achiyitqan
Some sound samples of Achiyitqan. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Idɂubɂigt hessnka lohmik ya tladoo owimúl ya sik qeɥŋomihantaun. Giníhs ɂip giikqaúll naugulnaɥioik....
It had forty minutes of silence followed by applause and it sold really well. I like to put it on fo...
Gieɂaniilga olaiap Seu belahta atenap Máámeiaptóɂuŋ bahs Máántuuwap owéɂipmi Atówap atlostaɂit...
If I could begin to be Half of what you think of me I could do about anything I could even learn ...
Kaledaɂesk kihlka wengata sou wit kawamóos ʔip tagwen, sou micdéyap kaguso otabo piw Ya taa dawŋi...
If you should be the last autumn leaf hanging from the tree I'll still be here waiting on the breez...
Language family relationships
Language treeMaakpauean
 ⤷  Makpauwean
  ⤷ Middle Makpauean
   ⤷  Glacial Maakpauean
    ⤷ Achiyitta
     ⤷ Old Achiyitqan
      ⤷  Achiyitqan
[view] About MaakpaueanA language family spoken in the northeast of Mahavia, unrelated to the neighbouring East Mirarian languages, typified by polysynthetic, nominative-accusative languages with animacy distinctions.
[view] Achiyitqa Gúyaqu (Noncanonical)This dialect exists to collect non-Sahar-canonical terminology and/or borrowings from non-Sahar languages, including natlangs, and languages from Achiyitqan's original setting (my personal conworld).
[view] Puulsüwa (Puulsuwa)Also known as Western Achiyitqan. A dialect spoken to the west of mainland Achitiqána, featuring slightly different vowels and fricatives and unique vocabulary.
[view] Tsaavalu (Tsaavalu)Primarily associated with Tigáatgiaqits and surrounding areas, Tsaavalu is a phonologically distinctive form of Achiyitqan with a voiced stop → fricative shift, phonemic central vowels, and it retains high tones and glides that are deleted in the standard. It also features quite a few "colloquialisms" and some minor morphological differences.
Nasal m m: n n:       ŋ ŋ:    
Plosive p p: b b:1 t t: d d:       k k: g g: q q: ʔ
Fricative [ɸ]2 s s:: s: [z]3 ʃ ʃ: [ʒ]4 [ç]5   [x]6 [χ]7 h h:
Affricate     t͡ʃ t͡ʃ:8 [d͡ʒ]9          
Lateral approximant   l l:            
Approximant       j j: w w:      
  1. marginal
  2. u_C, allophone of /h/
  3. intervocalic, allophone of /s/
  4. intervocalic, allophone of /ʃ/
  5. before i,e+V, allophone of /h/
  6. before velars, allophone of /h/
  7. before uvulars, allophone of /h/
  8. marginal
  9. before i,e+V, allophone of /g/
Close i i: î: ǐ: í   [ɨ]1 [ʉ]2 u u: û: ǔ: ú
Near-close   [ɪ]3    
Close-mid e e: ê: ě: é     o o: ô: ǒ: ó
Open-mid [ɛ]4      
Open a á     ɑ: ɑ̂: ɑ̌:
  1. uvular-coloured, allophone of /i/
  2. uvular-coloured, allophone of /u/
  3. before consonants, allophone of /i/
  4. before consonants, allophone of /e/
Below is the orthography for Achiyitqan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Ɂɂ/ʔ/Aa/a/Áá/á/Bb/b/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/e/, [ɛ]1Éé/é/Gg/g/, [d͡ʒ]2Hh/h/, [x]3, [χ]4, [ç]5, [ɸ]6
Ii/i/, [ɪ]7, [ɨ]8Íí/í/Jj/d͡ʒ/9Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Oo/o/Óó/ó/
Pp/p/Qq/q/Ss/s/, [z]10Ɥɥ/ʃ/, [ʒ]11Tt/t/Uu/u/, [ʉ]12Úú/ú/Ww/w/Yy/j/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. before consonants
  2. before i,e+V
  3. before velars
  4. before uvulars
  5. before i,e+V
  6. u_C
  7. before consonants
  8. uvular-coloured
  9. phonemic in some dialects, otherwise, loan words only
  10. intervocalic
  11. intervocalic
  12. uvular-coloured
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Achiyitqan Phonology
Inventory, allophony, tone, prosody
23-Mar-19 02:40
Hánaki Unnáŋam w ibkay Aciy
mythological origins of the Achiyitqan people
28-Feb-19 15:36
Kalápi Kéemu
The Sea and the Sky ; Achiyitqan Genesis Myth
24-Feb-19 03:22
Verbal morphology
Get ready for some synthesis
03-Feb-19 08:46
Achiyitqan noun structure
how the nouns do the thing
03-Feb-19 08:30
Achiyitqan Naming Customs
The choosing of proper names for places & people
24-Jul-18 19:12
LotM - Feb 15: Achiyitqan
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09-Mar-18 11:17
Achiyitqan Grammar
Focusing on syntax
09-Mar-18 11:09
Lessons (1)
1Lesson #1 : Pronunciation and greetings
Typological information for Achiyitqan

Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Noun incorporationCompound incorporation
Primary word orderSOV

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