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Lakaal [LAKAL]
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Typology Progressing 289 words
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Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersLakaal is spoken by a population of around 100,000,000 in Ka:biko.
Species Human/humanoid
About Lakaal Laka:l (also written Lakaal) is the national language of Ka:biko. It is one of the two official languages of the island, the other being Lalalai. Laka:l is a lingua franca, utilizing the vocabulary and grammar structures of the [#] languages across the island. It is used mostly in legislation, advertising, signage, and other public works. Most residents only use it as a secondary language. The number of diaspora speakers has been steadily increasing with increased migration to Earth.
Sample of Lakaal[view] Lorazka nga izh Laka:l.

I speak English
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Latest vocabulary
Nasal m   n   [ɲ]1   ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d       k g ʔ
Fricative   [θ]2 ð [s]3 z [ʃ]4 ʒ     [x] ɦ
Affricate       d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant           w    
Trill     [r]5          
Flap     ɾ          
  1. allophone of /ŋ/
  2. allophone of /ð/
  3. allophone of /z/
  4. allophone of /ʒ/
  5. allophone of /ɾ/
Close i i:  
Close-mid   o o:
Open a a:  
Syllable Structure(C)(R)V(C)
only consonant clusters that can be used in the onset are [pɾ], [kɾ], and [gɾ]
all consonants may appear in the onset
[dʒ], [m], [ɦ], and [w] are forbidden from the coda
[ʔ], [ɦ], and [w] must be intervocalic
Stress information1. Stress can be found on a syllable with an elongated vowel
2. Otherwise, stress is put upon a syllable with a glottal stop onset
3. Otherwise, stress is on the first syllable
Below is the orthography for Lakaal. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LakaalOrthography [edit]
Aa/a/Ii/i/Oo/o/A: a:/a:/I: i:/i:/O: o:/o:/Kk/k/Gg/g/, [x]NG ng/ŋ/, [ɲ]Tt/t/Dd/d/Nn/n/
Pp/p/Bb/b/Mm/m/Ww/w/Rr/ɾ/, [r]TD td/ð/, [θ]Hh/ɦ/Ll/l/Jj/d͡ʒ/Zz/z/, [s]ZH zh/ʒ/, [ʃ]'/ʔ/
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    Typological information for Lakaal

    Copula droppingAlways
    Base counting systemOctal (8)
    Primary word orderVSO
    Tense/aspect suppletionAspect only

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