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Low Akalix
akalikh
[əkəlɪx]*
Registered by Robyn Kolozsvari on 28 January 2017
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Low Akalix  Low Akalix is the general term for the dialects of Akalix spoken after 300 NWJ. It contrasts with the older and more regularized form of the language,  Classical Akalix, which was still used as a common written language and as a Lingua Franca long after it was no longer a common spoken language for everyday matters.

There are several changes to the phonetics of Low Akalix from those of Classical Akalix. In intervocalic positions, /t/ and /d/ fricate and become [θ] and [ð]; while before a front vowel (i or e) /k/ and /g/ affricate and become [t͡ʃ] and [d͡ʒ]. All Classical Akalix instances of /p/ merged into /f/, coda /v/ merged into /b/, and all instances of /w/ merged to /v/. The vowels underwent an even more drastic change, and began to be differentiated by quality rather than length (note that this is the case for the Central and Eastern dialects, but in the Southern dialects, the distinction of length remained).
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Language family relationships
Language treeAkali-Emisian
 ⤷  Proto-Akali-Emisian
  ⤷ Proto-Akali-Pasan-Nomanlix
   ⤷  Classical Akalix
    ⤷  Low Akalix
[view] About Akali-EmisianAkali-Emisian is a widespread language family, to which almost all the languages of the North (all save TSL and KNO) belong. Despite this dominance in the north, however, the most notable member of this family is AKL<...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m     n     ŋ  
Plosive b     t d     k g ʔ
Fricative   f v [θ]1 [ð]2 s z     x ɣ  
Affricate       t͡s d͡z [t͡ʃ]3 [d͡ʒ]4      
Lateral approximant       l        
Lateral fricative       ɬ ɮ        
Approximant           j    
  1. intervocalic, allophone of /t/
  2. intervocalic, allophone of /d/
  3. before front vowels, allophone of /k/
  4. before front vowels, allophone of /g/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i       u
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ  
Close-mid e       o
Mid     ə    
Open-mid ɛ       ɔ
Open     ä    
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Low Akalix. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Low AkalixOrthography
'/ʔ/Tt/t/, [θ]1TS ts/t͡s/Dd/d/, [ð]2DZ dz/d͡z/Bb/b/Kk/k/, [t͡ʃ]3Gg/g/, [d͡ʒ]4Ss/s/Zz/z/Ff/f/
Vv/v/KH kh/x/GH gh/ɣ/LS ls/ɬ/LZ lz/ɮ/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Aa/ə/Áá/ä/
Ee/ɛ/Éé/e/Oo/ɔ/Óó/o/Ii/ɪ/Íí/i/Yy/j/Uu/ʊ/Úú/u/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. intervocalic
  2. intervocalic
  3. before front vowels
  4. before front vowels
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Typological information for Low Akalix

Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Number of nominal casesFour cases
Primary writing systemConscript
Script typeAlphabet

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