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Chkwam [CKA]
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Typology New 87 words Chkwam
tykwamq
[t͡skʷämʔ]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 14 May 2018
Language type Not specified
Species Human/humanoid
About Chkwam Chkwam is an isolating, analytic language with ergative-absolutive alignment, with VS and SVO word orders. Morphology is reduced. There are several series of auxiliary verbs, that comprise copulas, possessive verbs, negation, focus, aspectuals and modals. Phonologically it has 6 oral and 4 nasal vowels and consonants have a voice distinction as well as palatalization and labialization. The ortography is deep as it shows a former state of the language with full vowels instead of secondary atticulations.
Sample of Chkwam[view] Qwa kwä.

Don't cry.
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m mʷ   n   ɲ      
Plosive b bʷ   t d       k kʷ ʔ ʔʷ
Fricative   f fʷ v s z ʃ ʒ     x xʷ h
Affricate     t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w ɰ  
Trill     r          
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i ĩ   u ũ
Close-mid e ẽ   o
Open-mid ɛ    
Open   ä ä̃  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Chkwam. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ChkwamOrthography [edit]
Aa/ä/Ää/ä̃/Bb/b/BW bw/bʷ/Dd/d/DY dy/d͡z/Ee/e/Ëë/ẽ/Ff/f/FW fw/fʷ/Gg/ɰ/
GW gw/w/GY gy/d͡ʒ/Hh/h/Ïï/ĩ/Ii/i/Kk/k/KW kw/kʷ/KY ky/t͡ʃ/Ll/l/Mm/m/MW mw/mʷ/
Nn/n/NY ny/ɲ/Oo/o/Qq/ʔ/QW qw/ʔʷ/Rr/r/Ss/s/SY sy/ʃ/Tt/t/TY ty/t͡s/Uu/u/
Üü/ũ/Vv/v/VW vw/w/Xx/x/XW xw/xʷ/XY xy/ʃ/Yy/j/Zz/z/ZY zy/ʒ/Ææ/ɛ/
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    Typological information for Chkwam

    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
    Primary word orderSVO

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