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Tiwasi
[tiwasi]*
Registered by oneworldlanguage on 25 August 2019
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Tiwasi Tiwasi is an indigenous language of North America originally spoken along the south-central and south-eastern coast of the United States. Unlike most other Native American languages, which are either extinct or endangered, Tiwasi is still widely used by a thriving community of speakers, most of whom belong to the Tiwa tribe, who are the native speakers of Tiwasi.

Some features of Tiwasi include:

-SOV word order
-Very agglutinative
-Highly regular morphology
-Nominative-accusative alignment
-Three tones (low, regular, high)
Sample of Tiwasi[view] Jejóhimè. Jeqoósimè èega, kuŧùupolàlaákwi.

I don’t dislike him. I just don’t like him, which is quite different.
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Latest vocabulary
ŧùupolàlvbe different
èegaadvjust
èegaadvmerely
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m   n            
Plosive p   t d       k kʷ g gʷ q qʷ  
Fricative   θ s ʃ         ɦ
Affricate       t͡ʃ d͡ʒ          
Lateral approximant     l            
Approximant         j w      
Trill     r            
VowelsFrontBack
Close i í ì u ú ù
Close-mid e é è o ó ò
Open a á à  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Tiwasi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TiwasiOrthography
Aa/a/À à/à/Á á/á/Čč/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/e/È è/è/É é/é/Gg/g/
GW gw/gʷ/Hh/ɦ/Ii/i/Íí/í/Ìì/ì/Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/KW kw/kʷ/Ll/l/
Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/Ò ò/ò/Ó ó/ó/Pp/p/Qq/q/QW qw/qʷ/Rr/r/
Ss/s/Šš/ʃ/Tt/t/Uu/u/Ù ù/ù/Ú ú/ú/Ww/w/Yy/j/Ŧŧ/θ/
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