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Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About K'aŝnip Important note on translations: all translations are in their casual forms. Proper, grammatically correct versions can be found in this article.

K'aŝnip is the language of a species called K'iŝna, or K'aŝ in casual conversation. They resemble satyrs, but more goat-like, and bearing significantly fewer human qualities. They're not actually humans is what I'm saying. Humans are boring. They are a blunt, gruff, aggressive species, who make shouting matches and minor fist-fights a regular occurrence. The threatening display of ramming their horns against another's is almost a greeting.

Their language lends itself well to this. It's full of strong consonant sounds, better to spit angrily at your opponents (and friends, and loved ones, and whoever dares get close enough to hear it...). There's a relatively small base vocabulary, with a great deal of more detailed information conveyed in compound words. Although there are dictionary entries for many of these, one could make almost combinations by following a few simple rules. Additionally, although there are common compounds used very regularly, they are often left out in casual conversation, as much as context allows. The literal translation of an argument would likely be very confusing without context.

Animacy functions as grammatical gender, and is built upon rules of respect. However, these rules probably exist just so that they can be broken and used as insults. For example, to refer to someone with a 2nd person inanimate pronoun would be extremely insulting. It's still one of the most commonly used pronouns on the streets.

There's a reason that K'aŝ do not seem especially friendly to any outside species.

K'aŝnip uses an RTL script. Traditionally, the script is actually written top-to-bottom, right-to-left, but it has been modified for CWS / computers in general.
Sample of K'aŝnip[view] can at'inab ac'a cakta, riŝneri ǁ deŝneri ŝo hileʘa

Everytime you leave the room, I feel like I'm fading like a flower.
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Sound samples in K'aŝnip
Some sound samples of K'aŝnip. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
c'apoŝo ak k'aŝnip
I speak English
Nasal   n            
Plosive p pʼ b t tʼ d         k kʼ g  
Fricative     ʃ ʒ         h
Affricate     t͡ʃ t͡ʃʼ          
Lateral approximant   l            
Approximant         j w    
Flap   ɾ            
Click ʘ ǃ   ǁ        
Blends kt gj ʃn gl ʃl
Close i u1
Close-mid   o
Open-mid ɛ  
Open a  
  1. only for stems
Below is the orthography for K'aŝnip. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 K'aŝnipOrthography [edit]
Aa/a/Bb/b/Cc/t͡ʃ/C' c'/t͡ʃʼ/Dd/d/Ee/ɛ/Gg/g/GJ gj/gj/GL gl/gl/Hh/h/Ii/i/
Jj/j/Kk/k/K' k'/kʼ/KŜ kŝ/kʃ/KT kt/kt/Ll/l/Nn/n/Oo/o/Pp/p/P' p'/pʼ/Rr/ɾ/
Ŝŝ/ʃ/ŜL ŝl/ʃl/ŜN ŝn/ʃn/Tt/t/T' t'/tʼ/Uu/u/1Ww/w/Ẑẑ/ʒ/ǁ/ǁ/ǃ/ǃ/ʘ/ʘ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. only for stems
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
General Language Notes
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Prepositions/Conjuctions and English Equivalents
K'aŝnip prepositions, their English equivalents, detailed me...
13-Dec-17 03:22
Double V/C Rule
The no double vowel/consonant rule
12-Dec-17 00:57
Word Compounding
The most important part of understanding K'aŝnip's word stru...
12-Dec-17 00:50
Affixes in K'aŝnip and how they work
12-Dec-17 00:46
General Info & Grammar Overview
Reference the basics and check out links for further details
11-Dec-17 23:34
The grammatical gender of K'aŝnip
11-Dec-17 23:03
Proper Forms of Translations
The full, grammatically correct versions of all translations...
18-Sep-17 12:44
Typological information for K'aŝnip

Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
Base counting systemQuinary (5)
Fixed stress locationInitial
Morphological typologyFusional
Primary word orderVSO

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