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chabaa
Txabaa
[t͡ʃaba:]
Registered by BDSANGUINE on 30 March 2020
Language type Engineered Language (Englang)
Place & Speakerschabaa is spoken by a population of around 10,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About chabaa Txabaa is spoken in Igbo Metaand the surrounding regions as a lingua franca and natively the fishtown region of St Monica.
Sample of chabaa[view] On ko basi yu, ko on konso de sa sai jiya yon miyen téyi me wen tin mi?

Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?
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Latest vocabulary
mennname
iyanyear
téyicyet
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m       [ɲ]1   ŋ  
Plosive b   t d   ɟ   k g [ʔ]2
Fricative   f s ʃ ʒ       h
Affricate       t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant     ɹ   j w    
Blends gb kp
  1. allophone of /j/
  2. allophone of /d/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i ĩ u ũ
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ɛ̃ ɔ ɔ̃
Open a ã  
Syllable StructureCVC syllables are allowed, but there is a strong preference for open syllables so there are few codas.
Vowel elision often occurs in compound words.
Stress informationTxabaa is syllable timed, so there is no vowel reduction in rapid speech.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for chabaa. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 chabaaOrthography
Aa
Aa
ha
/a/
Ee
Ee
he
/e/
Éé
Éé
/ɛ/
Oo
Oo
ho
/o/
Óó
Óó
/ɔ/
Ii
Ii
hi
/i/
Uu
Uu
hu
/u/
Bb
Bb
bi
/b/
Dd
Dd
di
/d/
Ff
Ff
fi
/f/
Gg
Gg
gi
/g/
GB gb
GB gb
gbi
/gb/
Hh
Hh
hi
/h/
Jj
Jj
ji
/ɟ/
Kk
Kk
ki
/k/
Ll
Ll
li
/l/
Mm
Mm
mi
/m/
NN nn
NN nn
unn
/ŋ/
Pp
Pp
pi
/kp/
Rr
Rr
ri
/ɹ/
Ss
Ss
si
/s/
Tt
Tt
ti
/t/
TX tx
TX tx
txi
/t͡ʃ/
Ww
Ww
wi
/w/
Xx
Xx
xi
/ʃ/
Yy
Yy
yi
/j/
Zz
Zz
zi
/ʒ/
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    Typological information for chabaa

    Primary word orderOSV
    Reduplication functionAugmentative, intensity
    Script typeAlphabet

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