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Yat'a
Yat'á
[jatʼa]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 2 February 2023
Language type Not specified
Place & SpeakersYat'a is spoken by a population of around 9,000 in Hinishiyá Hiyach'wí (The Kerguelen Islands).
Species Human/humanoid
About Yat'a Yat'a is a lingustic isolate spoken by around 9000 people on the Kerguelen Islands, a group of sub-Antarctic islands in the Southern Indian Ocean. They are called Hinishiyá Hiyach'wí in the Yat'a language itself. The Yat'an are the world's most isolated people group.
Sample of Yat'a[view] Shäsh yasan wyet kavi hach'än shwemenyen öq fxarasay väshangfip'án.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
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fxarasayndignity
fxaränstrength
Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal m mʷ [m̩]1   n [n̩]2     ɲ [ɲ̩]3   ŋ ŋʷ [ŋ̩]4      
Plosive p pʼ   t tʼ         k kʼ [kʼʷ]5 [kʷ]6 q qʼ [ʔ]  
Fricative [ɸ]7 [β]8 f v s ʃ ʐ [ç]9     [χ]10 h  
Affricate     t͡s t͡sʼ t͡ʃ t͡ʃʼ       k͡x k͡xʼ     t͡ɬ t͡ɬʼ
Lateral approximant     l     ʎ          
Lateral fricative     ɬ                
Approximant           j w        
  1. allophone of /m/
  2. allophone of /n/
  3. allophone of /ɲ/
  4. allophone of /ŋ/
  5. preceding /o, u/, allophone of /kʼ/
  6. preceding /o, u/, allophone of /k/
  7. word finally, allophone of /f/
  8. word finally, allophone of /v/
  9. before /i, e/, allophone of /h/
  10. also of ejective affricative, allophone of /k͡x/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   ɯ u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open-mid   ɜ  
Open a    
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Yat'a. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Yat'aOrthography [edit]
Aa
a
/a/
Ää
ä
/ə/
Ch ch
che
/t͡ʃ/
Ee
e
/e/
Hh
ha
/h/, [ç]1
Ff
fi
/f/, [ɸ]2
Ii
i
/i/
Üü
ü
/ɯ/
Kk
ka
/k/, [kʷ]3
Ll
la
/l/
Mm
ma
/m/, [m̩]
Nn
ne
/n/, [n̩]
Ng ng
nga
/ŋ/, [ŋ̩]
Oo
o
/o/
Pp
pe
/p/
Qq
qo
/q/
Rr
re
/ʐ/
Ss
sa
/s/
Hl hl
hle
/ɬ/
Sh sh
she
/ʃ/
Tt
te
/t/
Tl tl
tle
/t͡ɬ/
Ts ts
tse
/t͡s/
Uu
u
/u/
Öö
ö
/ɜ/
Vv
ve
/v/, [β]4
Ww
ewé
/w/
Mw mw
mwa
/mʷ/
Ngw ngw
ngwa
/ŋʷ/
Xx
xe
/k͡x/, [χ]5
Yy
eyé
/j/
Ly ly
lye
/ʎ/
Ny ny
nya
/ɲ/, [ɲ̩]
✔ Shown in correct order [change]
  1. before /i, e/
  2. word finally
  3. preceding /o, u/
  4. word finally
  5. also of ejective affricative
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