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Typology Progressing 71 words Aakan
Akänha̋üńḱon
[ə:kən̪ˈhaʉᵑkʼɔ:n̪]
Registered by cemeteryghoul on 15 November 2020
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Aakan A liturgical language.
Sample of Aakan[view] dümah́jéëtduhätutdu, köëńtűsëhätutdu ḱavatékjumogë.

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
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Latest vocabulary
cüh́ánspell
kjumóadjcomplete
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarEpiglottalGlottal
Nasal m           [ŋ]1    
Plosive p         c2 cʼ3 ɟ4 k kʼ g    
Fricative   v ð ʒ ʑ5 ç6 x ʜ h h̪͆
Affricate     [d̪ð]7 [t͡s̪]8       [k͡x]9    
Click       ǃ            
  1. allophone of /n/ before velars
  2. realisation of /kʲ/
  3. realisation of /kʼʲ/
  4. realisation of /ɡʲ/
  5. realisation of /ʒʲ/
  6. realisation of /hʲ/
  7. allophone of /ð/ when prenasalised
  8. allophone of /s̪/ when prenasalised
  9. allophone of /x/ when prenasalised
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close y [ʉ]1 u:
Close-mid e:   o
Mid   [ə]2 [ə:]3  
Open-mid ɛ [ɛ:]4   ɔ:
Open a a:    
  1. unstressed allophone of /y/
  2. unstressed allophone of /a/
  3. unstressed allophone of /a:/
  4. unstressed allophone of /e:/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Aakan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AakanOrthography
a/a:/, [ə:]1c/h̪͆/d/d̪/e/e:/, [ɛ:]2g/g/h/h//ʜ/j/ʲ/k/k/
m/m/n/n̪/, [ŋ]3o/ɔ:/p/p/s/s̪/, [t͡s̪]4t/ǃ/td/t̪/u/u:/v/v/
x/x/, [k͡x]5z/ð/, [d̪ð]6ä/a/, [ə]7ë/ɛ/ö/o/ü/y/, [ʉ]8ń/ⁿ/ź/ʒ//kʼ/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. unstressed allophone of /a:/
  2. unstressed allophone of /e:/
  3. allophone of /n/ before velars
  4. allophone of /s̪/ when prenasalised
  5. allophone of /x/ when prenasalised
  6. allophone of /ð/ when prenasalised
  7. unstressed allophone of /a/
  8. unstressed allophone of /y/
Additional NotesVowels have accented forms with acutes on long vowels (á, é, ó, ú) and double acutes on short vowels (a̋, e̋, ő, ű)
Typological information for Aakan

Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit Ergative
Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long
Primary word orderOSV

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