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Kamtsan
Nayox Tstsampe
[najoʔ ts̩tsambɘ]*
Registered by cwicke on 10 August 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersKamtsan is spoken by a population of 8,587,469 in Kamtsa.
Species Human/humanoid
About Kamtsan
· Nayox Tstsampe ·

  • OVAX, AXOV, and SVX are the primary word orders.
  • Has both a logography called toutsyaŋa /to:ts.ja.ŋa/ that is used generally and a decorative script called mitsfu /mits.ɸu/ that is embroidered on clothing, etc.
  • Sample of Kamtsan[view] Kau nta, ŋatu tay kisum esmu ne? ... Mir, xikayesa tikom eyam.

    What do you mean, you don't eat no meat? ... That's ok, I make lamb.
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    Phonology
    ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPalatalLabio-
    velar
    VelarGlottal
    Nasal m m̩   n n̩     ŋ ŋ̩  
    Plosive p   t     k ʔ
    Fricative ɸ ɸ̩ [θ]1 s s̩       h
    Lateral approximant     [l]2        
    Lateral fricative     ɬ ɬ̩        
    Approximant       j w    
    Flap     ɾ        
    1. before consonants, allophone of /h/
    2. after nasals, allophone of /ɾ/
    VowelsFrontCentralBack
    Close i i:   u u:
    Close-mid   ɘ ɘ: o o:
    Open a a:    
    Syllable Structure(C)(C)(C)V(V)(C)(C)
    Stress informationStress falls on the initial syllable of roots, regardless of affixes.
    Orthography
    Below is the orthography for Kamtsan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
     KamtsanOrthography
    Aa/a/Ee/ɘ/Ff/ɸ/, /ɸ̩/Hh/h/, [θ]1Ii/i/Kk/k/Ll/ɬ/, /ɬ̩/Mm/m/, /m̩/Nn/n/, /n̩/Oo/o/
    Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/, [l]2Ss/s/, /s̩/Tt/t/Uu/u/Ww/w/Xx/ʔ/Yy/j/Ŋŋ/ŋ/, /ŋ̩/
    ✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    1. before consonants
    2. after nasals
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    Typological information for Kamtsan

    Adjective agreementNumber
    Demonstrative proximityDistal/Medial/Proximal
    Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
    Noun-adjective orderNoun first
    Primary word orderOVS

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