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Chortian [KTSN]
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Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersChortian is spoken by a population of 45 in Kortsaano.
Species Human/humanoid
About Chortian Chortian is a member of the South Dravidian branch of the Dravidian Language family, spoken as a lingua franca in the archipelago of Kortsaano. As a lingua franca between what was originally different groups of people, it has gained a substrate influence from Romance and Sinitic languages. It is unique in having lost retroflexes in its language family but has maintained a core vocabulary from Proto-Dravidian.
Sample of Chortian[view] Ēso cikkāyiddare gellose kondzādza esso ardo ando nāno endumo hēsiddēne

Very important to celebrate victories, however tiny, I always say.
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Language treeDravidian
 ⤷ Proto-Dravidian
  ⤷ Southern Dravidian
   ⤷  Chortian
[view] About DravidianThe Dravidian languages are a language family spoken mainly in southern India and parts of eastern and central India as well as in northeastern Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and overseas in other countries such as Malaysia and Singapore.
Nasal m   n   ɲ [ŋ]1  
Plosive p b   t d     k g  
Fricative     s ʃ     h
Affricate     t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ      
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant   ʋ     j    
Flap     ɾ        
  1. allophone of /n/
Close i i: u u:
Close-mid e e: o o:
Open a a:  
Below is the orthography for Chortian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ChortianOrthography [edit]
Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ŋ]Oo/o/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/Uu/u/
Vv/ʋ/Yy/j/Ññ/ɲ/Āā/a:/Ēē/e:/Īī/i:/Ōō/o:/Ūū/u:/DZ dz /d͡z/TZ tz /t͡s/
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    Typological information for Chortian

    Base counting systemDecimal (10)
    Coding of evidentialityAffix or clitic
    Noun numbersSingular/Plural
    Indefinite articleWord for 'one' used
    Negation markingAffix

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