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Typology Progressing 207 words Rāho
Raho
[rɑ.'χo]
Registered by Allie on 3 September 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Rāho Raho is a language spoken by a species of alien that has a unique understanding of time and time travel. Consequentially, Raho's verb tense system allows for a virtually infinite number of ridiculously complex tenses, most of which don't translate into human languages at all. The basic word order is VSO, and adjectives follow the nouns they modify. Stress is assigned to the final syllable, unless there is a syllable containing a click, in which case the stress falls on the rightmost syllable that contains a click. Clicks can occur in onset or coda position. Voiceless uvular consonants become velar word-finally. Front vowels become lax before tautosyllabic laterals. The orthographic system was invented by humans; the species to whom this language belongs are telepathic and do not have a writing system.
Sample of Rāho[view] Poŕoch, torek tam he ŕelo. Aoloma tam aq qeo.

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
VelarUvular
Nasal m        
Plosive   t   [k]1 q
Fricative       [x]2 χ ʁ
Lateral approximant   l      
Trill   r      
Flap   ɾ      
Click ʘ   ǁ    
  1. allophone of /q/
  2. allophone of /χ/
VowelsFrontBack
Close-mid e o
Open-mid [ɛ]1  
Open a ɑ ɒ
  1. allophone of /e/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Rāho. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 RāhoOrthography
Aa/a/Āā/ɑ/CH ch[x]Ee/e/Ĕĕ[ɛ]Hh/χ/Kk/ǁ/Ll/l/Mm/m/
Oo/o/Ōō/ɒ/Pp/ʘ/Qq/q/, [k]Rr/r/Ṙṙ/ɾ/Ŕŕ/ʁ/Tt/t/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Rāho

    Base counting systemQuinary (5)
    Noun-adjective orderNoun first
    Negation markingAffix
    Primary word orderVSO
    Adposition head-directionalityHead initial

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