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Akuveth
Akuveṫ śauzi
[ɐˈkɯvɛθ ˈɕaɯ̯zi]*
Registered by alexis on 10 March 2019
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersAkuveth is spoken in Akuvi.
Species Human/humanoid
About Akuveth Akuveth (akuveṫ śauzi qakuveṫx śawzi) is the language of the island of Akuvi.

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  • No formal sentential subordination (conjunctions are used instead)
  • Switch-reference
  • Classifier/measure word system for most nouns
  • Tenseless with multiple overlapping aspects
  • Verbal inflection via metathesis and infixation
Sample of Akuveth[view] Zaḣta cesse aki ugmaźuvi ṫyze-nuryśi hatta cau aśi-rykaśec i ṫynta ḣamysyr śekkyn vuba. Śum reṫune pan-kauri erymu rykaśec uranta śekkyn daaci-cygu o hatta cau ńa-rynḣata.

The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger, when a traveler came along wrapped in a warm cloak. / / They agreed that the one who first succeeded in making the traveler take his cloak off should be considered stronger than the other. / / Then the North Wind blew as hard as he could, but the more he blew the more closely did the traveler fold his cloak around him; / / and at last the North Wind gave up the attempt. Then the Sun shined out warmly, and immediately the traveler took off his cloak. / / And so the North Wind was obliged to confess that the Sun was the stronger of the two.
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m     n ȵ   (ŋ)  
Plosive p b     t d   c k g  
Fricative   v θ s z ɕ ʑ [ç]1 x h
Flap       ɾ        
  1. allophone of /x/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i   ɨ ɯ ɯ:
Near-close   [ɪ]1    
Close-mid       o
Open-mid ɛ      
Near-open     [ɐ]2  
Open a a:      
Polyphthongs aɯ̯ ɛɯ̯ ai̯
  1. allophone of /ɨ/
  2. allophone of /a/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Akuveth. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AkuvethOrthography
qa
a
/a/, [ɐ]
qaw
au
/aɯ̯/
aa
/a:/
qe
e
/ɛ/
qew
eu
/ɛɯ̯/
qi
i
/i/
qo
o
/o/
qu
u
/ɯ/
quw
uu
/ɯ:/
qy
y
/ɨ/, [ɪ]
ai
/ai̯/
b
b
/b/
c
c
/c/
d
d
/d/
g
g
/g/
h
h
/h/, [ç]
/x/, [ç]
k
k
/k/
m
m
/m/
n
n
/n/
ń
ń
/ȵ/
p
p
/p/
r
r
/ɾ/
s
s
/s/
ś
ś
/ɕ/
t
t
/t/
/θ/
v
v
/v/
z
z
/z/
ź
ź
/ʑ/
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    Typological information for Akuveth

    Marked tense (verb)No marked tense
    Marked aspect (verb)Perfective and imperfective
    Script typeAbugida

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