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Toap Shan
Ɂdoakʷšą
[ˈʔtôə̯k̚ʷ.ʃà]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 18 June 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Toap Shan
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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.
Apparently, North Caucasians, Mapuche and Kalaallisut are the closest IRL languages according to CWS typology


Unfortunate english coincidences tally:
qoq
shot
sqʷid
lad
łit
sad

To giaq:
finish grammar tables
articles
translations
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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Latest vocabulary
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
VelarUvularGlottalOther
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.
VowelsFrontBack
Close i  
Close-mid e o
Open a  
Polyphthongs aw iw aj oə̯ iə̯
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 iw iə̯ oə̯ aj aw 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, where /e/ is the only light rime, /a i o/ and are /eC/ heavy, and diphthongs and /aC iC oC/ are superheavy. If multiple syllable rimes have equal weight, the last 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 [ã̀], and mid tones surface as falling tones when stressed [â].
Orthography
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 [edit]
Ɂɂ/ʔ/Aa/a/Bb/ᵐb/1Dd/t/Ee/e/Gg/k/Ġġ/q/Hh/h/Ii/i/
Kk/kʰ/Ll/ⁿd/2Łł/ɬ/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/Qq/qʰ/Ss/s/Šš/ʃ/
Tt/tʰ/Xx/x/Ẋẋ/χ/ʷ/ʷ/ʼ/ʼ/˛/̀/´ /́/
✔ Shown in correct order [change]
  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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