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Tahi
Tavi Enok Tūhūta Ka
[taɥi enok tu:hu:ta ka]*
Registered by serafimludenberg on 29 January 2020
Language type A priori
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] Mwaki o rūwa ūntu apfa ō fē ka gamwe ej lwa apfig tēsis suhwuj ka etu.

Wash your hands to prevent the spread of disease.
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Latest vocabulary
suhwujnspread
tēsisndisease
apfignstop
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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