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Katsinian
Kel tasaqa kaatsi
[kɛl tāsāʔā kā:t͡sɪ]*
Registered by Tensaia on 23 February 2018
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
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.
Kaatsi is the literaly language of Teb Rang people. Today common folk speaks many dialects of Kaatsi, but the language is used by scholars and monks.
Sample of Katsinian[view] Daa te kel xawha kà tsal iiwhe cej kel ganáp enxet láj tsal kebé, ciqo namáá kii cí xaa aala co xaj cí na tata gíja cí na. Tén kel onúr kà tsal remxaa oqo sa cí ulame ece wak xaa éb tsal námej ciqo bex namáá kà paaj cí kel tùqut na.[view all texts]
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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.
Leiqi kel tetaqùkan whe cú xaa bàxtsi kà tsasé kel whe cú xaa tsaaqa tùqut.
The assassin sees only throats and hears only heartbeats
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Maka whè kàj sa éb tsal cexmeel tese, Ensi! Ul alá sa cí kel tasaxaa? Noo eegá cexmeel kel, sihyl ar...
If only you had more patience, (insert name here)! Don't you know the following saying? While one is...
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Céj je ejkee qé saqeej whekuqoont là om gáqe.
girls are the most wonderful things in the universe
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!
Language family relationships
Language treeBybrian
 ⤷  Katsinian
 
[view] Katskanaal (Common Kaatsi)Dialect of Kaatsi, which is used among uneducated people of Teb Rang kingdoms.
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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