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Tihrkian
Tihrkyxommskiht
[tɪ:ɾkəʃɔm:skɪ:t]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 17 September 2022
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersTihrkian is spoken in Gainxyx.
Species Human/humanoid
About Tihrkian
Natt a Tihrkyxommskiht!

natʰ a tɪ:ɾkəʃɔm:skɪ:t

(Ughsarkommskiht (Southern Tihrkyx): natʰ a tɪɾkəʃɔm:skɪt)

(Xixanyxommskiht (Northern Tihrkian, Xixanian): nʲatʲ: a tʲɪ:ɾkʲəʃɔm:skʲɪ:t)

"Welcome to the Tihrkian language!"



Tihrkian (known natively as Tihrkyxommskiht, "language of the people of Tihrkyx"), is the language spoken in the Tirhkyx islands, in the countries of  Gainxyx and  Xixanyx.

Notations
▪ Non-pro-drop language
▪ Verbs are made by the main word + verb particle. Example: skiht ov ("to speak a language").
▪ SVO word order (VOS word order in questions); the direct and indirect objects are written between the main verb and the verb particle. Example: Naitsirk nhym xenxair ov. ("I eat apples") ≠ Nhym xenxair ov naitsirk? ("Do I eat apples?")
▪ Nouns can be singular or plural. Plural is marked with -r after a vowel or -i after a consonant.
Sample of Tihrkian[view] Xynxy ox ijugha da ox ughari, Palestinyx ekne il ov kahlrhanx!

From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!
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Sound samples in Tihrkian
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Us kabyx ent fyr us ilai ov.
A crown does not make a king.
Il ov urhur ent il ov? Taikh il ov ox jijek.
To be, or not to be? That is the question.
Nattxarembatohf, ne ox sol nhe khat uxu us av tni ov oke khat il ov il lai ov, nedaikhymfa, farem ne...
Yesterday, I saw a bird flying in the sky, so I thought of you. You always liked the sky. And birds.
Nenatxahn nhe fehk ox enhxanhed ov, Khihki nekhine ox fehkilaxbyhr diuy ihntxkihnt ohggor okhke kha...
As I burn the world down, You stand there amidst the ashes of a thousand fallen souls and ask them...
"Po nehdh il ov us il oma." "Nehdh il ov pumaffanx. Nhei il ov morahlu khi krakahlu....
"You're just a human being." "You’re right. We are mortal and fragile. But e...
Aiva khihki e il ov us alrh kervitti.
There's always another secret.
Language family relationships
Language treeTirkic
 ⤷ Proto-Tirkic
  ⤷ Tribal Old Tihrkian
   ⤷ Post-Unification Old Tihrkian
    ⤷  Tihrkian
[view] About TirkicThe Tirkic family is a family of languages spoken in the Tihrk Archipelago (Tihrk Island, Sol Islands and Mehlan Islands).

The sentence "I am happy" in Tirkic languages:
TIHRK: Nhe il ov elkfaflisanx
Mailanic: Nhai ...
[edit] [view] Ughsarkommskit / Ughsarkommskiht (Southern Tihrkian)While standard Tihrkian is spoken in the majority of Tihrkyx Islands, a dialect of the language is spoken below the Southern Range (i.e., the Mehlan Islands, and the villages of Byhrtan and Gakyr)

PHONETICS:
- Lack of long vowels. “Byhrtan” (sometimes written as Byrtan) → Usak TIHRK [*bәʔәrtan] > [*bәʔrtan] > UGH [bәrtan]
- “DH” and “V” are pronounced [-θ] and [-ɸ] at the end of a word and before consonants.
[edit] [view] Xixanyxommskiht (Xixanian)While standard Tihrkian is spoken in the majority of Tihrkyx Islands (i.e., Gainxyx and the most southwest part of Xixanyx), a dialect of the language is spoken above the Sol Range.

PHONETICS:
- Almost every consonant in Xixanian is palatalized before a vowel.
- “R” is pronounced [ʐ-] at the beginning of a word.
- Doubled plosive consonants aren't pronounced aspirated, just longer, just as it was in Pre-Tihrkian. E.g., “atta” (“sand”) is pronounced [atʰa] in TIHRK, but [atːa] in Xixanian.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m m:     n n:   ɲ [ŋ]1  
Plosive p pʰ b bʰ     t tʰ d dʰ     k kʰ g gʰ  
Fricative   f f: v ð s s: ʃ ʃ:   ɣ ɦ
Affricate       t͡s t͡sʰ t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ      
Lateral approximant       l l:        
Approximant           j    
Trill       r        
Flap       ɾ        
Blends ŋg ŋk ŋɦ
  1. allophone of /n/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Near-close   ɪ ɪ:   ʊ ʊ:  
Mid     ə ə:    
Open-mid ɛ ɛ:       ɔ ɔ:
Open a a:        
Polyphthongs əw ɛw ɛj aj ʊj əj ɔw ɪw ɔj aw
ɛɪ: ʊɪ: aɪ: aʊ: ɛʊ: ɔɪ: ɪʊ: ɔʊ: əɪ: əʊ:
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Tihrkian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TihrkianOrthography [edit]
Aa
a
/a/
Bb
byh
/b/
Dd
dyh
/d/
Dh dh
dhyh
/ð/
Ee
e
/ɛ/
Ff
fyh
/f/
Gg
gyh
/g/
GH gh
ghyh
/ɣ/
Ii
i
/ɪ/, [j]
Jj
jyh
/j/
Kk
kyh
/k/
Kh kh
khyh
/ɦ/
Ll
lyh
/l/
Mm
myh
/m/
Nn
nyh
/n/
Nh nh
nhyh
/ɲ/
Oo
o
/ɔ/
Pp
pyh
/p/
Rr
ryh
/ɾ/
Rh rh
rhyh
/r/
Ss
syh
/s/
Tt
tyh
/t/
Uu
u
/ʊ/
Vv
vyh
/v/
Xx
xyh
/ʃ/
Yy
y
/ə/
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    Lessons (9)
    1Lesson #1: Pronouns (Okhkefyroker)
    2Lesson #2: Pronouns II
    3Lesson #3: Modal and catenative verbs (Aktyni diuy de)
    4Lesson #4: Numbers (Intajir)
    5Lesson #5: Adverbs of frequency
    6Lesson #6: Time divisions
    7Lesson #7: Kinships
    8Lesson #8: Weather phrases
    9Lesson #9: Contracted words
    Typological information for Tihrkian

    Adjective agreementNone
    Animacy distinctionsNone
    Contour clicksNo clicks
    Click phonationsNo clicks
    Click releasesNo clicks

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