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Tengu [TNU]
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Tengu
Kkagissatti
[ǃagiʃaθi]
Registered by Shareenear on 2 January 2018
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. Some features:
- Crazy agluttination
- VSO word order
- Adjective follows the noun
- The same word can be a noun, a verb, an adjective and an adverb
- Each tense has 8 forms depending on the possibility of the happening event
- 8 ways to answer instead of such words as "no", "yes", "possibly", "I'm not sure" etc
- Definite prefix
- Dual, trial and plural numbers are formed by prefix too
- 28 cases
- Affixes instead of conjuctions
Sample of Tengu[view] Kkomddamaanriknisxknicqvienu. Krassmarrojddvu kni sxenggra fhyrri seqhema ssmunpuxaj, kkomddamaanriknisxfhengsekri. Ddikrassmaknaawcaatkatbknisxdku.

No matter what anyone says about you, you are an amazing person. / Yes, the things you do may be weird, or downright stupid, but you're still an amazing person. / What you do doesn't change who you are.
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Latest vocabulary
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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
[view] Ggowtta (Ghothan)The northern dialect. Has long vowels, more clicks, lesser consonant clusters, and the Welsh ll
[view] Qrav (Qravish)The southern dialect with vowel reduction, vowel switching, ejectives and shorter words
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularPharyngealOther
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                
VowelsFrontBack
Close i y u
Close-mid e ɤ o
Open a ã  
Orthography
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
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
    Typological information for Tengu

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

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