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Toap Shan [TPG]
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Toap Shan
Registered by Tetthinkirl on 18 June 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Toap Shan
Vox populi:

Toap Shan, also memeically known as Soap Khan or Soap Tan, is a long rustle of stops and lateral fricatives which somehow tries to give any meaningful sense. It has a syllable structure of C(V) for prefixes, (C)(C)V(C) for root words and VC for the rare suffix, but compounding yeets unstressed vowels leaving mongshtrhuous amalgations. It's an SOV head-final rather agglutinating mess of consonants with four animacy-based noun classes, and has a kink for monovocalic words which may or may not actually contain real vowels. Also /a e i o/ ftw
Apparently, some North Caucasians, Mapuche and effing Greenlandic inuit are the closest IRL languages according to cws typology

Unfortunate english coincidences tally:

To giaq:
finish grammar tables
make a word that for once doesn't look like a keysmash

Sample of Toap Shan[view] Qoqllahlkslasmdhgor llnbdlhon ithui!

Several huge monster blindworms are destroying the iceberg!
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Language family relationships
Language treeGadhiatean
 ⤷ Proto-Gadhiatean
  ⤷ Oceanic Gadhiatean
   ⤷  Toap Shan
[view] About GadhiateanA mainly verb-initial strongly prefixing polysynthetic family in Samkhretit on Samqaro (a collabworld made by strange, tet, xev and ult) with animacy distinctions and reduplication in definites.
Nasal m n          
Plosive ᵐb1 t tʰ ⁿd2   k kʷ kʰ kʰʷ q qʷ qʰ qʰʷ ʔ  
Fricative   s ʃ x xʷ χ χʷ h  
Affricate   t͡sʼ t͡ʃʼ k͡xʼ k͡xʼʷ q͡χʼ q͡χʼʷ   t͡ɬʼ
Lateral fricative   ɬ          
  1. In variation with an approximant [ᵐb~β̞]. Always the latter when nucleic.
  2. In variation with an approximant [ⁿd~l]. Always [l] when nucleic.
Close i  
Close-mid e o
Open a  
Polyphthongs oə̯ iə̯ aɪ̯ aʊ̯ iʊ̯
Syllable StructureToap Shan syllables can have the following structures: (C)(C)VT(C₂) for vowel nucleic syllables and (C)C₁ for consonant nucleic syllables, where V is one of /i o e a iʊ̯ iə̯ oə̯ aɪ̯ aʊ̯ m n β l/, C₁ is everything but a plosive, C₂ can be a tenuis plosive /t k kʷ q qʷ ʔ/, and T is a toneme /H M L/.
Stress informationThe root syllable gets stressed (syllable nucleus gets longer and louder and differing tonal realisations). In words and phrases with multiple roots, the stress goes on the syllable with the heaviest rime (diphthong and coda is heaviest, followed by /a i o/ and coda, /e/ plus coda, then diphthong only). If multiple syllable rimes have equal weight, the one with the longest onset gets stressed. If they also have equal onsets, the ultimate of these syllables gets stressed.
OtherToap Shan also has a three-way level tone distinction, written with an ogonek for low tone and an acute accent for high tone. Low toned vowels often also get nasalised when stressed [ã̀], mid tones surface as falling tones when stressed [â] and stressed high tones are higher [a̋].
Below is the orthography for Toap Shan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Toap ShanOrthography
Xx/x/Ẋẋ/χ/Ɂɂ/ʔ/ʷ/ʷ/ʼ/ʼ/˛/̀/´ /́/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. In variation with an approximant [ᵐb~β̞]. Always the latter when nucleic.
  2. In variation with an approximant [ⁿd~l]. Always [l] when nucleic.
Typological information for Toap Shan

Base counting systemVigesimal (20)
GendersOther animacy classes
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit Ergative
Primary word orderSOV

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