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Kisaangan
Kisáoka
[kɪsáɔ̃ŋga]*
Registered by severy on 17 April 2015
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Kisaangan A polysynthetic lang with a relatively small Iroquoian-based pseudo-Athabaskan phoneme inventory, notably lacking bilabial sounds and phonation contrasts, with nasalized and voiceless vowels and a pitch-accent system.

A short list of out-of-date orthograpy you might see:
  • /kʷ/ qv → qu, q
  • /ɣʷ/ ƿ → gu, g
  • /θ/ đ → ŧ
  • /o ó/ → u ú
  • /ɑ̃ ɑ̃́/ ɑ ɑ́ → o ó
  • /ɬ/ x → sl → ş
  • + /χ/ x
  • + /tɬ/ tl → ţ
  • + /t' k' tɬ' s' ts'/ ṫ ḳ ḷ ṡ ċ
  • /k' tɬ'/ c ç → ḳ ḷ
  • /ts/ ts → ç


Also possibly some inflectional forms here and there. Grammar tables should be most up-to-date resource.
Sample of Kisaangan[view] Hilúri tiuqu's kíyól-quai ts'lo t'guiotrá hikaúŧiqug — t'lo otrá t'sós'-léwi / / NOM-problem 0>REL-have science=by NEG.VSL-COMP VSL-fail NOM-experiment — VSL-COMP failure VSL-ignore

The problem with science isn't that most experiments fail — it’s that most failures are ignored.
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Latest vocabulary
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Language family relationships
Language treeNitakit
 ⤷ Proto-Nitakihi
  ⤷ Eastern Nitakihi
   ⤷  Kisaangan
[view] About NitakitLanguage spoken in the far north-east of the north-eastern continent of Mygith.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal [m]1   n   [ɲ]2   [ŋ]3      
Plosive     t tʼ [tʰ]4 [d]5       k kʼ kʼʷ kʷ [kʰ]6 [kʰʷ]7 [g] [gʷ]8 [q]9 [qʼ]10 ʔ  
Fricative   θ [ð]11 s sʼ [ʃ]12 ʒ [ç]13   x [xʷ]14 ɣʷ χ [ʁʷ]15 h  
Affricate     t͡s t͡sʼ             t͡ɬ t͡ɬʼ
Lateral approximant     l              
Lateral fricative     ɬ              
Approximant         j w        
Flap     ɾ              
  1. allophone of /w/ and /n/
  2. allophone of /j/ and /n/
  3. allophone of /n/
  4. allophone of /t/
  5. allophone of /t/
  6. allophone of /kʼʷ/
  7. allophone of /kʷ/
  8. allophone of /kʰʷ/
  9. allophone of /k/
  10. allophone of /kʼ/
  11. allophone of /θ/
  12. allophone of /ʒ/
  13. allophone of /x/
  14. allophone of /ɣʷ/
  15. free variation, allophone of /ɣʷ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close       [u]1
Near-close   ɪ ɪ́    
Close-mid ẽ́     o ó
Mid     ə̥  
Open-mid ɛ̰̃̀ ɛ̃     [ɔ̰̃̀]2 [ɔ̃]3
Open a [ã:]4 á     ɑ̰̃̀ ɑ̃ ɑ̃́
  1. allophone of /o/
  2. allophone of /ɑ̰̃̀/
  3. allophone of /ɑ̃/
  4. /ɛ̃ɑ̃/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kisaangan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KisaanganOrthography
Ɂɂ/ʔ/Aa/a/Áá/á/Àà/ɑ̰̃̀/Ċċ/t͡sʼ/Çç/t͡s/Ee/ɛ̃/Éé/ẽ́/Èè/ɛ̰̃̀/Gu gu/ɣʷ/
Hh/h/Ii/ɪ/Íí/ɪ́/Jj/x/Kk/k/Ḳḳ/kʼ/Ll/l/Ḷḷ/t͡ɬʼ/Mm/m/1Nn/n/
Oo/ɑ̃/Óó/ɑ̃́/Qu qu/kʷ/Q̇u q̇u/kʼʷ/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Ṡṡ/sʼ/Şş/ɬ/Tt/t/Ṫṫ/tʼ/
Ţţ/t͡ɬ/Ŧŧ/θ/Uu/o/, [u]Úú/ó/Ww/w/Xx/χ/Yy/j/Zz/ʒ/'/ə̥/
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  1. loan words only
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Typological information for Kisaangan

GendersAnimate/Inanimate
Noun numbersNo numbers
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Verb agreementAll three (subject + objects)
Vowel phonationModal and creaky

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