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Kinish
kis̱
[kit͡ʃ]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 2 July 2022
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersKinish is spoken by a population of around 1,200,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Kinish Kinish is a language spoken by a large group of indigenous people typically belonging to one of four tribes. The language is highly synthetic and ergative-absolutive (agent/patient).
Sample of Kinish[view] Is̱oun US, is̱i ḏouhaf Napaḏakeˀa is̱in ḏouhaf inosḏangir as̱alé tûrét mirhînˀi eiparkilˀi na pormân usohaˀ.

In the US, the state of Nevada is the eighth state to legalise the sale of recreational marijuana. / In Las Vegas, Nevada tourists and locals waited in line at one marijuana dispensary. One woman said that she saw that other cities were legalising marijuana and edibles, and she was happy that Nevada has done the same. / The CEO of the dispensary said that he believes that ‘the prohibition of cannabis is ending slowly’. A local senator also visited the dispensary and said that he feels that marijuana fits very well into the lifestyle and tourism of the state. / Despite the new laws, police can fine someone $600 if they catch him or her smoking marijuana in public
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Latest vocabulary
S̱ounisihello
na ônsirvwrite
Language family relationships
Language treeNisinic
 ⤷ Proto-Nisinic
  ⤷ Kinic
   ⤷ Proto-Kinic
    ⤷ Old Kinish
     ⤷ Middle Kinish
      ⤷  Kinish
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m   n            
Plosive p   t   ʈ ɖ   k g ɢ ʔ
Fricative   f s ʃ     x ɣ   h
Affricate   [ʰp̪͡f]1 [t͡s]2 [t͡ʃ]3     k͡x    
Lateral approximant     l            
Lateral fricative     ɮ            
Approximant           [ʍ]4 w5 [w̚ʰ]6      
Trill     r [r̚]7 [r̥]8            
  1. allophone of /f/
  2. allophone of /s/
  3. allophone of /ʃ/
  4. allophone of /w/
  5. Considered a vowel before a word's ending consonant.
  6. allophone of /w/
  7. allophone of /r/
  8. allophone of /r/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i i: ĩ     u u: ũ
Near-close   ɪ ɪ: ɪ̃    
Close-mid e     o o: õ
Mid     ə ə: ə̃  
Near-open æ      
Open     ä  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kinish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KinishOrthography [edit]
'/ʔ/Aa/ä/Ââ/æ/CH ch/x/Ḏḏ/ɖ/Éé/ɪ/Êê/ɪ̃/Ee/e/Ff/f/Gg/g/
Hh/h/Îî/ĩ/Ii/i/Kk/k/Ll/l/LL ll/ɮ/Mm/m/Nn/n/Ôô/õ/Oo/o/
Ou ou/u/Pp/p/Rr/r/Ss/s/S̱ s̱/ʃ/Ṯṯ/ʈ/Tt/t/Uu/ə/Ûû/ə̃/Ww/w/1
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. Considered a vowel before a word's ending consonant.
Typological information for Kinish

Adjective agreementOther
Coarticulation / Consonant seriesNone
Copula droppingNone
Base counting systemQuinary (5)
Definite articleOther

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