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Quijo
Kiho Tsakwijo
[kiho t͡sɑkʷijo]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 7 December 2022
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersQuijo is spoken by a population of 9,700 in southern Utah.
Species Human/humanoid
About Quijo Inspired by Shoshoni and other languages in the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan family, it features SOV word order, declination to animacy and plurality, and agglutination. Kiho Tsakwijo does not have grammatical gender, opting to call all animate objects "they" and inanimate objects "it."

Kiho Tsakwijo’s syllables are of the form (C)V(V)(C). In addition, typical Kiho Tsakwijo roots are of the form CV(V)CV(V).

Primary stress occurs on the first syllable, except when the second syllable’s nucleus is long, in which case the primary stress falls on the second syllable. Additionally, stress resets after a glottal stop.

The basic order of constituent morphemes in Kiho Tsakwijo verbs is as follows:
(Negation) – (Instrumental) – STEM – (Causative) – (Mood) – (Aspect) – (Number) – (Directional) – (Imperative) – (Subordination)

For example, “I want you to go” would be Pi kowiinkan so sootu, literally “I want that you go.” Another example would be “I gave it to her,” which would be Pi poki siwa haasatsoo, literally “I it them gave” (remember that Kiho Tsakwijo does not have grammatical gender).

All infinitive forms of root verbs in Kiho Tsakwijo end in a or o. Verbs in Kiho Tsakwijo decline to three persons (first, second, and third) and two numbers (singular and plural). They also have four main verb tenses: present, preterite, imperfect, and future.
Sample of Quijo[view] Satopunkwainkai asomapoon, siki tantsoo miho miikiinipa.

She fell while running, so I had to help her get up.
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Sound samples in Quijo
Some sound samples of Quijo. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Ti tsinosopamajaana tsinasaki osanjapoonha jaitsima suunkosamiso sotatam tujoojam pisa, powa wi&apos...
If the author had stopped the novel somewhere around page 175, I would have given it five stars.
Soki wako'awiin.
I do not fear you.
Muja kwasaki anja. Muja, tsima? Pasipo, kwasa! Tsami muja? Tsinmuja joko.
There's a river. A river, where? That, there! Which river? The left river.
Osoki ukawii'ankwai kwiita makwaki tijaku kantawiin.
I would like to read a book while drinking a cup of tea.
Wakuhawiin tsinhajatopasami nuuponju.
I don't know what the future holds.
Tsinaaka tsinjowaku kowa tatsaku anja tinkaku piki.
The color of the sky as far as I can see is coal gray.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n ɲ   [ŋ]1  
Plosive p t     k kʷ ʔ
Fricative   s       h
Affricate   t͡s        
Approximant     j w    
  1. occurs before velar consonant, allophone of /n/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i i: u u:
Close-mid (e) (e:) o o:
Open   ɑ ɑ:
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Quijo. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 QuijoOrthography [edit]
Mm
maso
/m/
Pp
paana
/p/
Nn
nuuni
/n/, [ŋ]1
Tt
tani
/t/
TS ts
tsawa
/t͡s/
Ss
siiwi
/s/
NJ nj
anja
/ɲ/
Jj
joti
/j/
Kk
kiko
/k/
KW kw
kwasa
/kʷ/
Ww
wama
/w/
'
osanja
/ʔ/
Hh
hiiti
/h/
Uu
uta
/u/
UU uu
uta kiika
/u:/
Ii
ita
/i/
II ii
ita kiika
/i:/
Oo
ota
/o/
OO oo
ota kiika
/o:/
Aa
ata
/ɑ/
AA aa
ata kiika
/ɑ:/
Ee
eta
/e/2
EE ee
eta hiika
/e:/3
✔ Shown in correct order [change]
  1. occurs before velar consonant
  2. loan words only
  3. loan words only
Typological information for Quijo

Adjective agreementNumber
Base counting systemDecimal (10)
Definite articleAffix used
Primary directional systemAbsolute cardinal (north/east...)
Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long

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