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Cartist [CTO]
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Typology Progressing 230 words
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Registered by AJM on 8 October 2018
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Cartist The Cartist Language is spoken by 200,000 people in the south of Cartia Island, of which half of the population is monolingual or used to be monolingual until the age of 14 when English and Danish become compulsory subjects at school. It became a Danish and British colony in 1735 and 1887 respectively together with Moritia (the northern part of Cartia Island) and gained independence in 2003.

The language belongs to an ancient language family called Cortitian and now Cartist and Moritese are the only two major surviving languages left, after the death of the last Artitian (also a Cortistic language) speaker, Gordon K. Hansen, died in 2010 at the age of 84. Moritese is considered to be more conservative than Cartist but phonology-wise Cartist is considered to be more elegant. They are mutually unintelligible but they both use the same script.

Cartist has 7 noun cases: Nominative, Accusative, Genitive, Dative, Associative, Locative, and Temporal. Moritese has a separate ending for Dative but its users are considered to be dying out, as the noun case starts to merge with Accusative.

Cartist has no grammatical gender, and neither does Moritese. Due to some (but extremely limited) lexical similarity, some linguists suspect that the language family was in fact separated from a larger language family which Proto-Uralic was also separated from, however this topic remains highly disputed and mostly unaccepted.
Sample of Cartist[view] A saim, kurestum, dushvashk tular-van cev kietësus utsa

I assure you brother, the sun will shine on us again.
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Sound samples in Cartist
Some sound samples of Cartist. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Nait vitkera… leo jetit ronastitor.
You're a hero... and you have to leave.
Nasal m     n       ŋ
Plosive p b     t d       k g
Fricative   f v ð s z ʃ ʒ     x
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ      
Lateral approximant       l        
Approximant           j w  
Flap       ɾ        
Close i   u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open-mid   ɜ  
Open     ɑ
Below is the orthography for Cartist. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Aa/ɑ/Bb/b/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ðð/ð/Ee/e/, /ɜ/Ëë/ə/Ff/f/Gg/g/, /g/Ii/i/
Jj/ʒ/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/Oo/o/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/
SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/Uu/u/Vv/v/LL ll/w/CH ch/x/Íí/j/Zz/z/
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    Typological information for Cartist

    Adposition head-directionalityHead initial
    Primary directional systemMixed / other
    Primary word orderVSO
    Marked aspect (verb)Perfective and imperfective
    Future tenseVerb conjugation

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