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Katsinian
Kel tasaqa kaatsi
[kɛl tāsāʔā kā:t͡sɪ]*
Registered by Tensaia on 23 February 2018
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersKatsinian is spoken by a population of around 4,050,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Katsinian dacíícala ooù xaa gaxaami kjosta, haqanúj!

Katsinian (kel tasaqa kaatsi kel tasaqa kaatsi or kaatsiix kaatsiix) is an analytic tonal language with an exotic grammar inspired by Dot and Vietnamese languages.
Katsinian shows the complicated religious beliefs of kaatsi and some other folks of Hwef Empire and entire Niomer. Kaatsi is a language of "strangers of gáqe", people that know about another levels of Universe which called "kaoqo". Language is full of religious metaphors.
Katsinian is used by people of Tendakum, Ten Kaja Islands and Baqajkeel — countries of different parts of the East Niomer.
Sample of Katsinian[view] Ashaa tsal aláqeel gíqee, ece tsal tà ul cea tsal xoos.

All knowledge is sacred, but it should not be secret.
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Sound samples in Katsinian
Some sound samples of Katsinian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Maka ten sat éb tsal tyláát shiqisèn, ból parlaxaaw na eek éb tsal, talikkee, saqa cèj sat, xíen? Cè...
If you make a sand castle, I will preemptively knock it down because, what are you, some sort of chi...
Gaaxa, tennen, alá na cí Anygua. Ul kàj kel cí kel ulaxaltu ken. Ul tsahì naqù kel kà ul tsaajá ulwa...
Look, sir, I know Angua. She's not the useless type. She doesn't stand there and scream helplessly. ...
Tawht náqat éb tsal dún!
I will break the table!
Ashaa tsal aláqeel gíqee, ece tsal tà ul cea tsal xoos.
All knowledge is sacred, but it should not be secret.
Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m   n            
Plosive p   t       k   ʔ
Fricative   f [v]1 s [z]2 ʃ     x [ɣ]3   h
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ          
Lateral approximant     l            
Approximant     ɹ   j w      
Trill               [ʀ]4  
Implosive ɓ   ɗ       ɠ    
  1. allophone of /f/
  2. allophone of /s/
  3. allophone of /x/
  4. allophone of /x/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close î: ī: ǐ:       û: ū: ǔ:
Near-close   ɪ ɪ̂ ɪ̌   ʊ ʊ̂ ʊ̌  
Close-mid ê: ē: ě:       ô: ō: ǒ:
Mid     ə    
Open-mid ɛ ɛ̂ ɛ̌       ɔ ɔ̂ ɔ̌
Open â: ā: ǎ: â ā ǎ        
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Katsinian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KatsinianOrthography
Aa/ā/Bb/ɓ/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/ɗ/Ee/ɛ/Gg/ɠ/Hh/h/Ii/ɪ/Jj/j/Kk/k/Ll/l/
Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/Pp/p/Qq/ʔ/Rr/ɹ/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/ʊ/Ww/w/Xx/x/
Yy/ə/Àà/â/Áá/ǎ/Èè/ɛ̂/Éé/ɛ̌/Ìì/ɪ̂/Íí/ɪ̌/Òò/ɔ̂/Óó/ɔ̌/Ùù/ʊ̂/Úú/ʊ̌/
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    Typological information for Katsinian

    Glottalised consonantsImplosives only
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Primary word orderVSO
    ToneComplex system (3+ or contour tones)

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