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Typology Progressing 104 words Shi
Aaxí
[ǎːʃí]
Registered by Kimsauce on 20 August 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Shi A personal language.
Sample of Shi[view] Amacijaa tee? Amaxijaa piki? Amawajaa?

What is tea? What is water? Who am I?
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Latest vocabulary
achotavbe paired with
axõõvlove
aikavspeak
Language family relationships
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   ⤷  Shi
[view] About ŠiThe Ši languages are a family of languages characterized by: active-stative or ergative alignment, light to moderate agglutination (though there are isolating and polysynthetic representatives as well), no distinct adjectival part of speech, verb ini...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m     ɲ      
Plosive p b d       k ʔ
Fricative [β]1   s ʃ       h
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Lateral flap     [ɺ]2          
Approximant         j w    
Trill              
  1. allophone of /b/
  2. allophone of /d/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: ĩ: ĩ ɨ ɨ: ɨ̃: ɨ̃  
Close-mid e e: ẽ: ẽ   o o: õ: õ
Open   ä ä: ä̃: ä̃  
Polyphthongs äi äĩ
Syllable Structure(C)V, with vowel hiatus generally not permitted.
Stress informationIrregular pitch accent. First syllable is low pitched if unaccented, all other pre-tonic syllables as well as the accented syllable having high pitch, while any post-tonic syllables have low pitch.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Shi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ShiOrthography
Aa
aa
/ä/
Ãã
ãã
/ä̃/
Bb
/b/, [β]
Dd
/d/
Ee
ee
/e/
Ẽẽ
ẽẽ
/ẽ/
Ii
ii
/i/
Ĩĩ
ĩĩ
/ĩ/
Kk
/k/
Ll
/l/
Mm
/m/
Nn
/n̪/
Oo
oo
/o/
Õõ
õõ
/õ/
Pp
/p/
Qq
/ʔ/
Rr
[ɺ]
Ss
/s/
Tt
/t̪/
Ww
uɨ achotami
/w/
Yy
/j/
Ɨɨ
ɨɨ
/ɨ/
Ɨ̃ ɨ̃
ɨ̃ɨ̃
/ɨ̃/
Hh
/h/
RR rr
/r̞/
Ňň
ñi
/ɲ/
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    Typological information for Shi

    Base counting systemDuodecimal (12)
    GendersAnimate/Inanimate
    Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
    Possession distinctionsAlienable/inalienable
    Primary word orderVOS

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