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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
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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)CV(C) for monosyllabic roots and VC for the rare suffix, but compounds freely ignore this leaving mongshtrhuous amalgations. Oh, also more boringly it's an SOV head-final rather agglutinating mess of consonants with animacy distinctions and a kink for monosyllabic words. Also /a e i o/ ftw.
Apparently, some North Caucasian langs, Quechua and effing Greenlandic inuit are the closest IRL langs according to cws typology

Unfortunate english coincidences tally:

To giaq:
finish grammar tables
get categories back in order
make a word that for once doesn't look like a keysmash

Sample of Toap Shan[view] Qoaqllhkslakslasmdhgor 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     [ŋ]1 [ɴ]2  
Plosive p pʼ pʰ   t tʼ tʰ     k kʼ kʼʷ kʷ kʰ kʰʷ q [qʼ]3 qʷ ʔ
Fricative   [f]4 s sʼ ʃ ʃʼ   [x]5 χ χʼ χʼʷ χʷ h
Affricate     [t͡s]6 [t͡ʃ]7        
Lateral fricative     ɬ ɬʼ ɮ          
Approximant         ʍ [w]8      
Flap     [ɾ]9          
  1. allophone of /n/ before velars
  2. allophone of /n/ before uvulars
  3. allophone of /χʼ/ before central and lateral fricatives, plus nasals
  4. intervocalic allophone of /pʰ/
  5. intervocalic allophone of /kʰ/
  6. common allophone of /tʰ/ before /i/
  7. Common allophone of /k/ before /i/
  8. voiced allophone of /ʍ/ intervocalically and in tenuis clusters
  9. intervocalic allophone of /t/
Close i1 [u]2
Close-mid e3 o
Open-mid [ɛ]4 [ɔ]5
Open a [ɑ]6
Polyphthongs oə̯ iə̯ aɪ̯ aʊ̯ iʊ̯
  1. usually front-central [ï]
  2. allophone of /o/ before labial consonants, and after labiovelar consonants
  3. true-mid
  4. uvular-coloured allophone of /i/ and /e/
  5. uvular-coloured allophone of /o/ before uvulars
  6. allophone of /a/ before uvulars
Syllable Structure(C)(C)(C)(C)(C)V(C₁), where V is one of /i o e a iʊ̯ iə̯ oə̯ aɪ̯ aʊ̯/ and C₁ can be a tenuis plosive /p t k q ʔ/, a toneme /H L/ or a fricative /ʃ χ h/
Stress informationThe root syllable gets stressed (syllable nucleus gets longer and louder). 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) and at least 2 onset consonants. If multiple syllable rimes have equal weight, the one with the longest onset gets stressed. If they also have equal onsets or no onsets with 2 or more consonants, the ultimate of these syllables gets stressed. Ejectives, onset /ʃ/ and labialised consonants are counted as 1,5 consonants each in stress placement by onset, labialised ejectives and /ʃʼ/ are counted as 2 consonants each.
OtherToap Shan also has a three-way level tone distinction, written Vn for low tone and Vs for high tone. Neither /n/ nor /s/ appear in coda.
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
Aa/a/, [ɑ]1Bb/p/Dd/t/, [ɾ]2Ee/e/3, [ɛ]4Gg/k/, [t͡ʃ]5Hh/h/Ii/i/6, /ɛ/Kk/kʰ/, [x]7Ll/ɮ/
Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ŋ]8, [ɴ]9Oo/o/, [ɔ]10, [u]11Pp/pʰ/, [f]12Qq/q/Rr/χ/Ss/s/Tt/tʰ/, [t͡s]13Uu[w]14
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  1. allophone of /a/ before uvulars
  2. intervocalic allophone of /t/
  3. true-mid
  4. uvular-coloured allophone of /i/ and /e/
  5. Common allophone of /k/ before /i/
  6. usually front-central [ï]
  7. intervocalic allophone of /kʰ/
  8. allophone of /n/ before velars
  9. allophone of /n/ before uvulars
  10. uvular-coloured allophone of /o/ before uvulars
  11. allophone of /o/ before labial consonants, and after labiovelar consonants
  12. intervocalic allophone of /pʰ/
  13. common allophone of /tʰ/ before /i/
  14. voiced allophone of /ʍ/ intervocalically and in tenuis clusters
Typological information for Toap Shan

Base counting systemVigesimal (20)
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentTripartite
Primary word orderSOV

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