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Asaka
ʼAsaka / Samiwsooča
[ʔasakʰa / samiʊ̯so:t͡ʃʰa]*
Registered by cwicke on 3 May 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersAsaka is spoken by a population of 15,355,672 in Samiwše Kamtsaŋo.
Species Human/humanoid
About Asaka
zosqizore! qskyangmwiq.
Tsosʼitsore! ʼAsakayángamwiʼa.
"Welcome! Let's speak Asaka."


  • Topic-comment/SOVX, polysynthetic, and split-S with marked transitivity.
  • Verb structure: incorporation-[root]-tense-[transitivity]-aspect/mood/voice-[person]-conjunction/interrogative.
  • Sample of Asaka[view] Set eeyeš ašayašge sawaaryáaŋwiʼa.

    I have beheaded many people who were my friends.
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    Latest vocabulary
    okanemphasis
    okanaccentuation
    okanstress
    Phonology
    ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
    Alveolar
    PalatalLabio-
    velar
    VelarGlottal
    Nasal m n       ŋ  
    Plosive p pʼ pʰ t tʼ tʰ       k kʼ kʰ ʔ
    Fricative   s sʼ ʃ ʃʼ       h
    Affricate   t͡s t͡sʼ t͡sʰ t͡ʃ t͡ʃʼ t͡ʃʰ        
    Lateral approximant   l          
    Approximant       j w    
    Flap   ɾ          
    VowelsFrontBack
    Close i i:  
    Close-mid e e: o o:
    Open a a:  
    Orthography
    Below is the orthography for Asaka. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
     AsakaOrthography
    Aa
    asa
    /a/
    Bb
    baagi
    /p/
    Cc
    caagi
    /t͡ʃ/
    Dd
    daani
    /t/
    DZ dz
    dzoore
    /t͡s/
    Ee
    esa
    /e/
    ʼ
    tsʼpano
    /ʔ/
    Gg
    gaano
    /k/
    Hh
    haa
    /h/
    Ii
    isa
    /i/
    Kk
    kana
    /kʰ/
    Kʼ kʼ
    tsʼpakana
    /kʼ/
    Ll
    laaro
    /l/
    Mm
    maye
    /m/
    Nn
    niw
    /n/
    Oo
    osa
    /o/
    Pp
    pito
    /pʰ/
    Pʼ pʼ
    tsʼpapito
    /pʼ/
    Rr
    reka
    /ɾ/
    Ss
    saaso
    /s/
    Sʼ sʼ
    tsʼpasaaso
    /sʼ/
    Tt
    toyi
    /tʰ/
    Tʼ tʼ
    tsʼpatoyi
    /tʼ/
    TS ts
    tsatsi
    /t͡sʰ/
    TSʼ tsʼ
    tsʼpatsatsi
    /t͡sʼ/
    Ww
    wee
    /w/
    Yy
    yoo
    /j/
    Ŋŋ
    /ŋ/
    Šš
    šanma
    /ʃ/
    Šʼ šʼ
    tsʼpašanma
    /ʃʼ/
    Čč
    čoohi
    /t͡ʃʰ/
    Čʼ čʼ
    tsʼpačoohi
    /t͡ʃʼ/
    ✖ Unknown alphabetical order
      Typological information for Asaka

      Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit-S
      Primary word orderTopic-Comment
      Marked tense (verb)Past, Non-Past
      Marked transitivity (verb)Transitive/Intransitive

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