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Tengu [TNU]
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Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersTengu is spoken by a population of around 100,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Tengu Welcome to the tengu language, one of the most bizzare things I've created, because it's a priori language. It's insanely agluttinative, has VSO word order, adjective following the noun, 8 forms for each tense denoting the possibility of the event, 8 words instead of "yes" and "no", dual, trial and plural numbers formed by prefixes, and affixes instead of conjunction.

It's also written from right to left with two writing systems: logographic writing for the root words and abugida for affixes and/or transcription

You may find Tengu logographs in instagram by hashtags
Sample of Tengu[view] Tresiqvi tki ttojm pe weg bhissti rramfa

I am going to say it only once so listen to me carefully.
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Sound samples in Tengu
Some sound samples of Tengu. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Kkomddamaanriknisxknicqvienu. Krassmarrojddvu kni sxenggra fhyrri seqhema ssmunpuxaj, kkomddamaanrik...
No matter what anyone says about you, you are an amazing person. Yes, the things you do may be wei...
Xaagmassvi kni ddiphakporr?
Do you like feet?
Giddihhkysscis zaaddanssatti giddiwoggmo.
In the forests, the whales speak Danish.
Hhmorrosdxhaggxxatkitikki kaxa.
I wish I was at school with you today.
Dxaaggajttru qon.
It is snowing now.
"Godmonetkaaw cemranikkejddesxtkiz" "Qu, hhweoggomz ggussmo zyrjose."
"I treat my body like a temple." "Yea, open to everyone, day or night."
Language family relationships
[edit] [view] Ggowtta (Ghothan)The northern dialect. Has long vowels, more clicks, lesser consonant clusters, and the Welsh ll
[edit] [view] Qrav (Qravish)The southern dialect with vowel reduction, vowel switching, ejectives and shorter words
Nasal m     n         ŋ      
Plosive p pʰ b bʰ     t tʰ d dʰ         k kʰ g gʰ q qʰ    
Fricative   f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ ʑ     x ɣ ʁ ħ ɧ
Affricate       t͡s t͡sʰ d͡z d͡zʰ t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ              
Lateral approximant       l   ȴ            
Approximant             j w        
Trill       r                
Click       ǃ ǃʰ                
Close i y u
Close-mid e ɤ o
Open a ã  
Below is the orthography for Tengu. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TenguOrthography [edit]
Aa/a/AA aa/ã/Bb/b/BH bh/bʰ/Cc/t͡ʃ/CH ch/t͡ʃʰ/Dd/d/DD dd/ð/DH dh/dʰ/DX dx/d͡z/DXH dxh/d͡zʰ/
Ee/e/Ff/f/FH fh/ɧ/Gg/g/GG gg/ɣ/GH gh/gʰ/Hh/ħ/HH hh/x/Ii/i/Jj/j/Kk/k/
KH kh/kʰ/KK kk/ǃ/KKH kkh/ǃʰ/Ll/l/LL ll/ȴ/Mm/m/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/Oo/o/OO oo/ɤ/Pp/p/
PH ph/pʰ/Qq/q/QH qh/qʰ/Rr/r/RR rr/ʁ/Ss/s/SS ss/ʃ/SX sx/ʑ/Tt/t/TH th/tʰ/TT tt/θ/
Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/z/XX xx/ʒ/Yy/y/Zz/t͡s/ZH zh/t͡sʰ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
    Typological information for Tengu

    Noun numbersSingular/Dual/Trial/Plural
    Mass/noncount nounsTreated as singular
    Morphological typologyAgglutinative

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