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Progressing 195 words Tsehuniki
Tsehuniki
['tse.hu.ni.ki]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 27 April 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Tsehuniki Tsehuniki is a language spoken by humanoid shapeshifters inhabiting Yinsolsha, a country located on a peninsula comprised of roughly four historical nations.

Features:
-SOV word order
-mainly CV syllables with l,m,n,ng,p,t and k as optional codas
-adjectives derived from nouns and verbs
-uses Base 6
-first person plural Inclusive + Exclusive
-pronouns with optional gender, using names when possible
-1st person pronoun optionally expressing gender
-Tenses:
Future, Preterite, Perfect, Inchoactive
-Valency-Changing Operations:
Passive and Causative
-Evidentiality:
Witness(sensory)
Inferred
Second-hand(reportative)
Hearsay(reportative, unreliable)
-Plural & Dual nouns
-Syllabary, glyphs can stand for whole words
-written top-down, right-left

+some smaller stuff, also working on a Yinsolsha mythology and history + characters and stories for the world


I started working on Tsehuniki in winter 2019, because I wanted to expand my worldbuilding with a conlang. It's also my first! I'm currently not updating regularly, though I have a big backlog of vocabulary. Grammar and orthography are mainly inspired by Southeast Asian languages, but also have some Slavic and Germanic influences. I'm working on a syllabary but won't transfer it on here in the forseeable future.
Sample of Tsehuniki[view] Tsafu nikiyu Tsehuniki

I speak English
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Latest vocabulary
hepvgive
yamvsit
limenrock
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n         ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d         k g  
Fricative   f s ʃ ɕ       h
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ t͡ɕ        
Lateral approximant     l            
Approximant           j w    
Flap     [ɾ]1            
  1. allophone of /l/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     [ɯ]1 u
Near-close   [ɪ]2    
Close-mid e     o
Mid     [ə]3  
Open-mid     [ɜ]4 [ɔ]5
Near-open     [ɐ]6  
Open a      
Polyphthongs io ua iu oi ai eo ia ui
  1. allophone of /u/
  2. allophone of /i/
  3. allophone of /e/
  4. allophone of /e/
  5. allophone of /o/
  6. allophone of /a/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Tsehuniki. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TsehunikiOrthography [edit]
a/a/, [ɐ]ai/ai/b/b/ch/t͡ʃ/d/d/e/e/, [ə], [ɜ]eo/eo/f/f/g/g/h/h/i/i/, [ɪ]
ia/ia/io/io/iu/iu/k/k/l/l/, [ɾ]m/m/n/n/ng/ŋ/o/o/, [ɔ]oi/oi/p/p/
s/s/sh/ʃ/t/t/ts/t͡s/u/u/, [ɯ]ua/ua/ui/ui/w/w/x/ɕ/xh/t͡ɕ/y/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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