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Itlkaan
Itlḵáanwayi
[ʔɪɬq͡χɑ̃́:wʌjɛ]
Registered by Egil on 18 September 2017
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Itlkaan Itlkaan is a fusional language spoken by the Kaan people, and it is primarily based on Lakhota and Tlingit. The native name is quite hard to translate directly into English, but here is an attempt:

Itlḵáanwayi
[ʔɪɬq͡χɑ̃́:wʌjɛ]
itl=
mouth=
ḵaan
Kaan
-wa
-CLClassifier
quantifies and/or replaces nouns
[MIDMiddle voice (valency)
subject is both agent and patient
,VRTVertical (direction)
action occurs vertically or along vertical surface
]
´ -ri
-INSTRInstrumental (case)
'with' 'using'
.NMZNominaliser
makes other word a noun

That which is used by the Kaan people using their mouths

The name of the language in Spanish is "El Cáhuaye".

Some features:
  • A large consonant inventory consisting 33 distinct sounds, notably lacking nasals
  • Three phonemic vowels, all which contrast in tenseness/length, nasality and tone
  • Simple nouns
  • Complicated verbs
  • A LOT of metaphors
Sample of Itlkaan[view] Páakdi haa ḵwil k'íchi haa tléenyá yaawáashzi hí ḵáanyi tsoohí dáa yá ch'óo jee tlúnwáx̱wiaa st'i chaaabyí pi. Háwan, páakdi yin yiláasú éenatl haheelyí yaa la.[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
éenatlpwhatever
béenpwhat
éennthing
Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottalOther
Plosive p pʰ [pʰʶ]1 [b]2 t tʼ tʰ [tʰʶ]3 [d]4       k kʼ kʼʷ kʷ kʰ kʰʷ [g]5 qʼ qʼʷ qʰ qʰʷ ʔ  
Fricative   s [z]6 ʃ [ʒ]7     x xʷ χ χʷ h  
Affricate   t͡s t͡sʼ t͡sʰ t͡ʃ t͡ʃʼ t͡ʃʰ     [k͡x]8 [k͡xʷ]9 [q͡χ]10 [q͡χʷ]11    
Lateral approximant                 ɫ
Lateral fricative   ɬ              
Approximant       j w        
Blends [k͡ʟ̝̥ʼ]12 [k͡ʟ̝̥]13 [k͡ʟ̝̥ʰ]14 [q͡ʟ̝̥ʼ]15 [q͡ʟ̝̥ʰ]16
  1. allophone of /pʰ/
  2. allophone of /p/
  3. allophone of /tʰ/
  4. allophone of /t/
  5. allophone of /k/
  6. allophone of /t͡s/
  7. allophone of /t͡ʃ/
  8. allophone of /kʰ/
  9. allophone of /kʰʷ/
  10. allophone of /qʰ/
  11. allophone of /qʰʷ/
  12. allophone of /kʼɬ/
  13. allophone of /kɬ/
  14. allophone of /kʰɬ/
  15. allophone of /qʼɬ/
  16. allophone of /qʰɬ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Near-
back
Back
Close i: ĩ: ĩ́: í:     u: ũ: ṹ: ú:
Near-close   ɪ ɪ̃ ɪ̃́ ɪ́ ʊ ʊ̃ ʊ̃́ ʊ́  
Open-mid [ɛ]1 [ɛ̃]2 [ɛ̃́]3 [ɛ́]4     ʌ ʌ̃ ʌ̃́ ʌ́ [ɔ]5 [ɔ̃]6 [ɔ̃́]7 [ɔ́]8
Open       ɑ: ɑ̃: ɑ̃́: ɑ́: [ɒ:]9 [ɒ̃:]10 [ɒ̃́:]11 [ɒ́:]12
  1. allophone of /ɪ/
  2. allophone of /ɪ̃/
  3. allophone of /ɪ̃́/
  4. allophone of /ɪ́/
  5. allophone of /ʌ/
  6. allophone of /ʌ̃/
  7. allophone of /ʌ̃́/
  8. allophone of /ʌ́/
  9. allophone of /ɑ:/
  10. allophone of /ɑ̃:/
  11. allophone of /ɑ̃́:/
  12. allophone of /ɑ́:/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Itlkaan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ItlkaanOrthography
Aa/ʌ/, [ɔ]AA aa/ɑ:/, [ɒ:]AAN aan/ɑ̃:/, [ɒ̃:]AN an/ʌ̃/, [ɔ̃]Áá/ʌ́/, [ɔ́]ÁA áa/ɑ́:/, [ɒ́:]ÁAN áan/ɑ̃́:/, [ɒ̃́:]ÁN án/ʌ̃́/, [ɔ̃́]ÉE ée/í:/ÉEN éen/ĩ́:/
Íí/ɪ́/, [ɛ́]ÍN ín/ɪ̃́/, [ɛ̃́]ÓO óo/ú:/ÓON óon/ṹ:/Ḵḵ/qʰ/, [q͡χ]Ḵ' ḵ'/qʼ/ḴW ḵw/qʰʷ/, [q͡χʷ]ḴW' ḵw'/qʼʷ/Úú/ʊ́/ÚN ún/ʊ̃́/
Bb/p/, [b]CH ch/t͡ʃʰ/CH' ch'/t͡ʃʼ/Dd/t/, [d]EE ee/i:/EEN een/ĩ:/Gg/k/, [g]GW gw/kʷ/Hh/h/Ii/ɪ/, [ɛ]
IN in/ɪ̃/, [ɛ̃]Jj/t͡ʃ/, [ʒ]Kk/kʰ/, [k͡x]K' k'/kʼ/KW kw/kʰʷ/, [k͡xʷ]KW' kw'/kʼʷ/Ll/ɫ/OO oo/u:/OON oon/ũ:/Pp/pʰ/, [pʰʶ]
Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/Tt/tʰ/, [tʰʶ]T' t'/tʼ/TL tl/ɬ/TS ts/t͡sʰ/TS' ts'/t͡sʼ/Uu/ʊ/UN un/ʊ̃/Ww/w/
Xx/x/X̱ x̱/χ/X̱W x̱w/χʷ/XW xw/xʷ/Yy/j/Zz/t͡s/, [z]
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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