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Chijlita
Txi'jlita
[t͡ʃi.'ɬi.ta]
Registered by Dalila Ixualojli on 14 March 2021
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersChijlita is spoken in Cima de Berena.
Species Human/humanoid
About Chijlita Chijlita is an artlang designed for an untitled novel I'm starting to write. It is spoken by the Chijliques, the descendants of a prehispanic culture in Mexico that live in the fictional town of Cima de Berena, where the story takes place.

The Chijliques were originally several Aztec families that separated from the main group during the great migration from Aztlán to Tenochtitlán. The most accepted theory for their separation comes from the belief that the Aztecs misunderstood the messages given by their God of War Huitzilopochtli (or Ihuililpujli in Old Chijlita), and were affected by sloth and greed.

Not wanting to have anything to do with Aztecs, Ihuililpujli guided the Chijliques to a new promised land made perfectly for them. He ordered them to leave the Aztec Náhuatl behind and adopt a new language. Chijliques could successfully adopt their new identity, but many common words and rules from Náhuatl remained because of convenience. Modern Chijlita still conserves some Náhuatl words but is mostly a language isolate.
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m n       [ŋ]1    
Plosive p b t d       k g   ʔ
Fricative   s ʃ ç     χ  
Affricate   t͡s t͡ʃ          
Lateral approximant   l            
Lateral fricative   ɬ            
Approximant       [j]2 [w]3      
Flap   ɾ            
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /i/
  3. allophone of /u/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open a  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Chijlita. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ChijlitaOrthography
a
a
a
/a/
e
e
e
/e/
i
i
i
/i/, [j]
o
o
o
/o/
u
u
u
/u/, [w]
p
p
pa'h
/p/
t
t
to
/t/
s
s
sa
/s/
c
c
quetx
/k/
r
r
ri
/ɾ/
m
m
mohua
/m/
n
n
na
/n/
l
l
liç
/l/
jl
jl
jliç
/ɬ/
tx
tx
txa
/t͡ʃ/
j
j
ja
/χ/
tz
tz
tzi
/t͡s/
x
x
xil
/ʃ/
'
'
asá
//
b
b
be
/b/
d
d
dal
/d/
g
g
ge
/g/
ç
ç
çe
/ç/
´
´
çpili
//
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    Typological information for Chijlita

    Primary word orderSVO
    Script typeAlphabet

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