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Tseyan [TSY]
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Tseyan
Céyya
[t͡sʰəj:a]*
Registered by cwicke on 27 August 2018
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersTseyan is spoken by a population of 29,345,273 in Céyya.
Species Human/humanoid
About Tseyan
  • Nominative-accusative, with SOV word order.
  • Base-12 counting system; numerals follow nouns.
  • Sample of Tseyan[view] Yeeka, lawib dláhu ib wakųáari gaaya hibáa.

    Hon, you gotta stop stabbing him.
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    Latest vocabulary
    hiraadjmore
    utáaadjless
    tlayyekvabate
    Phonology
    ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPalatalLabio-
    velar
    VelarGlottalOther
    Plosive p pʼ pʲ pʰ pʰʲ t tʼ tʲ tʰ tʰʲ     k kʼ kʷ kʲ kʰ kʰʷ kʰʲ ʔ  
    Fricative   s s: sʲ     [x]1 h h: hʲ  
    Affricate   t͡s t͡sʼ t͡sʲ t͡sʰ t͡sʰʲ         t͡ɬ t͡ɬʰ
    Lateral approximant   l l: lʲ          
    Lateral fricative   ɬ ɬ:          
    Approximant     j j: w w:     [ɥ]2
    Flap   ɾ ɾʲ          
    1. in coda position, allophone of /h/
    2. before rounded vowels, allophone of /j/
    VowelsFrontCentralBack
    Close i i:   u u:
    Close-mid e e:    
    Mid   ə ə:  
    Open [a]1   ɑ ɑ: ɒ ɒ:
    1. after palatals, allophone of /ɑ/
    Orthography
    Below is the orthography for Tseyan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
     TseyanOrthography
    Aa/ɑ/, [a]1Áá/ɒ/Éé/ə/Bb/p/Cc/t͡sʰ/Dd/t/Ee/e/ʼ/ʔ/Gg/k/Hh/h/, [x]2Ii/i/Kk/kʰ/
    Ll/l/Pp/pʰ/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/tʰ/Uu/u/Ww/w/Yy/j/, [ɥ]3Zz/t͡s/Łł/ɬ/Ųų//Įį//
    ✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    1. after palatals
    2. in coda position
    3. before rounded vowels
    Typological information for Tseyan

    Base counting systemDuodecimal (12)
    Noun-adjective orderAdjective first
    Noun-numeral orderNoun first
    Primary word orderSOV

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