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Tasaqi [TSQ]
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Typology Progressing 138 words
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Language type A priori
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

I speak English
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Latest vocabulary
pahan ananumseven
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Language family relationships
Language treeTasaqi
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[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
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/
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 [əu]6 [əi]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 /u/
  7. when after uvulars, allophone of /i/
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 [edit]
a/ɑ/, [ɐ]1aa/ɑ:/ch[t͡ɕ]2, [d͡ʑ]3e/e/, [ɛ]4ee/e:/, [ɛ:]5g/ŋ/h/h/, [ç]6i/i/, [əi]7, [ɪ]8ii/i:/j/j/k/k/, [g]9l/ɻ/
m/m/n/n̪/, [ɴ]10p/p/, [b]11q/q/r/ʁ/s/s/sh[ɕ]12t/t̪/, [d̪]13u/u/, [əu]14, [ʊ]15uu/u:/v/ʋ/y/ə/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  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 after uvulars
  8. when unstressed
  9. word medially
  10. before uvulars
  11. word medially
  12. before /i/ or /i:/
  13. word medially
  14. when after uvulars
  15. when unstressed
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Tasaqi Allophony
A description of the allophonic processes in Tasaqi
13-Jun-20 20:39
Tasaqi Mora and Timing
A description of the mora timing system in Tasaqi
29-Jun-17 21:29
Tasaqi Syllable Structure and Stress
A description of the phonology of Tasaqi syllalbe and word s...
29-Jun-17 20:42
Tasaqi Phonemic Inventory and Dialectal Variation
A description of the phonemes of Tasaqi and their variation ...
29-Jun-17 20:41
Typological information for Tasaqi

Morphological typologyAnalytical
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Primary word orderSVO

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