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Tasaqi
Tasaqi
[tɐˈsɑqə̆i]
Registered by IcyShadow on 14 August 2016
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersTasaqi is spoken by a population of around 6,000,000 in Tasaqi.
Species Human/humanoid
About Tasaqi Tasaqi is a naturalistic artlang inspired by Japanese, Hawaiian, Yoruba, various other Austronesian languages, Mandarin, and some South East Asian languages. It has a small phonology with 13 consonants and 5 vowel qualities which contrast short and long, and an abundance of geminate consonants but restricted consonant codas. It is topic prominent, and has serial verb constructions, noun incorporation, and is largely analytic.
Sample of Tasaqi[view] Ni chii Tasaqi

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Language family relationships
Language treeTasaqi
 ⤷ Proto-Tasaqi
  ⤷  Tasaqi
[view] About TasaqiThe Tasaqi language family is an isolate family that only consists of Tasaqi. It has unknown origins, and is related to the dialects spoken off the coast by various island hunter gatherer communities
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarRetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m           ŋ [ɴ]1  
Plosive p [b]2   [d̪]3         k [g]4 q  
Fricative       s   [ɕ]5 [ç]6   ʁ h
Affricate           [t͡ɕ]7 [d͡ʑ]8        
Approximant   ʋ     ɻ   j      
  1. before uvulars, allophone of /ŋ/
  2. word medially, allophone of /p/
  3. word medially, allophone of /t̪/
  4. word medially, allophone of /k/
  5. before /i/ or /i:/, allophone of /s/
  6. before /i/ and /i:/, allophone of /h/
  7. before /i/ or /i:/, allophone of /t̪/
  8. word medially and before /i/ or /i:/, allophone of /t̪/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i i:       u u:
Near-close   [ɪ]1   [ʊ]2  
Close-mid e e:        
Mid     ə    
Open-mid [ɛ]3 [ɛ:]4        
Near-open     [ɐ]5    
Open         ɑ ɑ:
Polyphthongs [əi]6 [əu]7
  1. when unstressed, allophone of /i/
  2. when unstressed, allophone of /u/
  3. after a uvular, allophone of /e/
  4. after a uvular, allophone of /e:/
  5. when unstressed, allophone of /ɑ/
  6. when after uvulars, allophone of /i/
  7. when after uvulars, allophone of /u/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Tasaqi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TasaqiOrthography
Aa/ɑ/, [ɐ]1AA aa/ɑ:/CH ch[t͡ɕ]2, [d͡ʑ]3Ee/e/, [ɛ]4EE ee/e:/, [ɛ:]5Gg/ŋ/Hh/h/, [ç]6Ii/i/, [ɪ]7, [əi]8II ii/i:/Jj/j/Kk/k/, [g]9Ll/ɻ/
Mm/m/Nn/n̪/, [ɴ]10Pp/p/, [b]11Qq/q/Rr/ʁ/Ss/s/SH sh[ɕ]12Tt/t̪/, [d̪]13Uu/u/, [ʊ]14, [əu]15UU uu/u:/Vv/ʋ/Yy/ə/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. when unstressed
  2. before /i/ or /i:/
  3. word medially and before /i/ or /i:/
  4. after a uvular
  5. after a uvular
  6. before /i/ and /i:/
  7. when unstressed
  8. when after uvulars
  9. word medially
  10. before uvulars
  11. word medially
  12. before /i/ or /i:/
  13. word medially
  14. when unstressed
  15. when after uvulars
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Tasaqi Allophony
A description of the allophonic processes in Tasaqi
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Typological information for Tasaqi

Morphological typologyAnalytical
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Primary word orderSVO

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