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Kerkkian
Keɹkko
[kɐɹkʰo̞]*
Registered by YɔhLlɔmɔ on 18 May 2020
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersKerkkian is spoken by a population of 480,500 in the Arkkean Republic.
Species Human/humanoid
About Kerkkian
ovi ʈoqe!
/oǀɪ̈ ʈʼo̞qɐ/
Welcome!


Kerkkian is the language spoken in the far mountains of the Arkkean Republic, developing from the mixture of languages that arose as nomads crossed the numerous valleys and interacted with the different tribes along the mountain caves and peaks.

With a very simple grammar and syntactic arrangement, Kerkkian has:
  • an OVS structure
  • five genders / three animacy types
  • five verb types
  • singular, dual and plural pronoun/noun numbers
  • a tick!
  • a senary counting system
  • an abugida conscript in the making
Sample of Kerkkian[view] ped tedosidialik eyele vo eʈeal

I want to talk to the manager.
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Latest vocabulary
reaffnegation particle
eʈealvtalk
eyelvwant
Language family relationships
Language treeEger
 ⤷ Eger
  ⤷ Kerkke
   ⤷ Vakerkke
    ⤷ Akerkke
     ⤷  Kerkkian
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
VelarUvular
Plosive     ʈʼ ȶ k [kʰ]1 g [gʰ]2 q ɢ
Fricative       ʃ       χ
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant     ɹ          
Trill     r          
Click   ǀ            
Blends ɟl cl
  1. When doubled, allophone of /k/
  2. When doubled, allophone of /g/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Near-close   ɪ̈  
Close-mid   [ɘ]1 [o]2
Mid    
Open-mid [ɛ]3 [ɜ]4  
Near-open æ ɐ  
  1. When at the beginning of a word, allophone of /ɪ̈/
  2. When at the beginning of a word, allophone of /o̞/
  3. When at the beginning of a word, allophone of /æ/
  4. When at the beginning of a word, allophone of /ɐ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kerkkian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KerkkianOrthography
t
te
/tʼ/
d
de
/ȶ/
ʈ
ʈe
/ʈʼ/
e
e
/ɐ/
ɹ
eɹi
/ɹ/
r
re
/r/
g
gi
/g/
k
ki
/k/
h
uhi
/ɢ/
q
uqi
/q/
s
sa
/ʃ/
i
i
/ɪ̈/
l
la
/l/
p
pa
/pʼ/
o
o
/o̞/
v
va
/ǀ/
x
xa
/χ/
y
ya
/cl/
a
a
/æ/
f
efei
/ɟl/
✔ Shown in correct order
    Latest 8 related articles listed below.
    Kerkkian Grammar 03-Jun-20 10:01
    Typological information for Kerkkian

    Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
    Contour clicksSimple clicks only
    GendersOther animacy classes
    Noun numbersSingular/Dual/Plural
    Primary word orderOVS

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