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Hįawau [HJA]
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Typology Progressing 150 words
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Hįawau
Hįaųau
[ˈhʲa.wau]
Registered by w on 6 April 2017
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Hįawau originally from a gleblang challenge, the basic structure of the lang was made in 24 hours. im working on it more now cause i had fun with it. maybe itll go somewhere, maybe it wont. who knows

  • morphophonology
  • hierarchical-ish active/stative-ish alignment ?
  • 11 noun classes
  • logophoric pronouns
  • a load of classifiers for mass nouns


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Sample of Hįawau[view] Gaká kóttáu tát hįen, laų ki nue ge atól gecúnu. Hįen ge uų uįatmu, laų ki nue ge untú gecúnu.

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive     t tʰ c cʰ   k kʰ  
Fricative   f s       h hʲ
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant       j w    
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Hįawau. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 HįawauOrthography
Aa/a/Cc/cʰ/, /c/Dd/tʰ/1Ee/ɛ/Gg/ŋ/Hh/hʲ/, /h/Ii/i/Jj/kʰ/2Kk/kʰ/, /k/Ll/l/
Mm/m/Nn/n/, /ɲ/Oo/ɔ/Pp/f/Ss/s/Tt/tʰ/, /t/Uu/u/Ųų/w/Įį/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. syllable finally
  2. syllable finally
Typological information for Hįawau

Animacy distinctionsFive distinctions or more
Morphosyntactic alignmentHierarchical alignment
Noun-noun possessionJuxtaposition (syntactic)
Primary word orderSOV
Polar question answersVerb repetition

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