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Tahi
Tavi Enok Tūhūta Ka
[taɥi enok tu:hu:ta ka]*
Registered by august on 29 January 2020
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersTahi is spoken in Republic of the Bryant Islands.
Species Human/humanoid
About Tahi Tahi is an isolate language spoken in the Republic of the Bryant Islands by some 600,000 people where it is co-official with English. The language today enjoys vigorous use and is used by most government departments and in the education and healthcare systems.
Sample of Tahi[view] Hlaka abban ē hau qōq hile kē ka ej gamwe kuʻunē miu shojōn nuʻu lekwamw miu rito. Wekiniʻi o qōq emw kapilita miu lwōnoʻo miu naita o emw gamwe qashern igi tōōnō nuʻu hilehilej ej.

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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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal m mʷ n nʷ       ŋ ŋʷ      
Plosive p pʷ t       k kʷ q ʔ  
Fricative ɸ s ʃ         h hʷ  
Affricate t͡s t͡ʃ t͡ʃʷ            
Lateral approximant   l              
Lateral fricative   ɬ1              
Approximant       j ʍ2 w       ɥ
Flap   ɾ              
  1. a dialect pronunciation of /h/
  2. in free variation with /lʷ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i:   u u:
Close-mid e e:   o o:
Mid   ə˞  
Open a a:    
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Tahi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TahiOrthography
ʻ/ʔ/Aa/a/Āā/a:/Cc/t͡s/Ee/e/Ēē/e:/Ff/ɸ/Gg/ŋ/Gw gw/ŋʷ/Hh/h/
Hl hl/ɬ/1Hw hw/hʷ/Ii/i/Īī/i:/Jj/t͡ʃ/Ch ch/t͡ʃʷ/Kk/k/Kw kw/kʷ/Ll/l/Mm/m/
Mw mw/mʷ/Nn/n/Nw nw/nʷ/Oo/o/Ōō/o:/Pp/p/Bb/pʷ/Pf pf/pɸ/Qq/q/Rr/ɾ/
Ss/s/Sh sh/ʃ/Tt/t/Uu/u/Ūū/u:/Vv/ɥ/Ww/w/Lw lw/ʍ/2Yy/j/
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  1. a dialect pronunciation of /h/
  2. in free variation with /lʷ/
Typological information for Tahi

Adjective agreementNone
AlienabilityNo alienability
Animacy distinctionsNone
Definite articleDistinct article
Indefinite articleDistinct article

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