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Lakaal [LAKAL]
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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] Zazatdi nga izh Laka:l.

I speak English
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Language family relationships
Language treeLaka:go
 ⤷  Proto-Rakago
  ⤷  Lakaal
[view] About Laka:goA language family that encompasses the languages of the Ka:biko archipelago, the Guharu islands, and the islands between them.
Nasal m   n   ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d   k g ʔ
Fricative   ð s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ h ɦ
Affricate       d͡ʒ    
Lateral approximant     l      
Trill     r      
Flap     ɾ      
Close i i:  
Close-mid   o o:
Open a a:  
Syllable StructureThe maximal syllable is CRVC.

All consonants are allowed in the onset.

Consonant clusters are only allowed in the onset. These clusters include [pɾ] /pd/, [kɾ] /kd/, and [gɾ] /gd/. Historically, [tɾ] also clustered in the onset, but this evolved into the single phoneme [ð] /td/.

The consonant [m], [n], [ŋ], [ʔ], [ɦ] and [w] must occur intervocalically.
[ð], [dʒ], and [ɦ] are forbidden from the coda, all other consonants are allowed.

All vowels can be used in the nucleus but vowels cannot be adjacent to each other.
Stress information1. Stress can be found on the first syllable with an elongated vowel

2. If there is a glottal stop at the end of the world, stress is on the final syllable

3. Otherwise, stress is on the penultimate 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]
A: a:/a:/I: i:/i:/O: o:/o:/Aa/a/Ii/i/Oo/o/'/ʔ/Kk/k/Tt/t/Pp/p/Gg/g/
Dd/ɾ/, /d/Bb/b/NG ng/ŋ/Nn/n/Mm/m/Rr/r/Hh/h/ZH zh/ʒ/Zz/z/TD td/ð/Ll/l/
Jj/d͡ʒ/GD gd/gɾ/HH hh/ɦ/KD kd/kɾ/PD pd/pɾ/Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/Xx/x/Yy/ɣ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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    Typological information for Lakaal

    Base counting systemOctal (8)
    Morphosyntactic alignmentAustronesian alignment
    Primary word orderVSO

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