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Caistor
Xictor
[kaɪstoɹ]
Registered by Marlowe Clark on 25 November 2014
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Caistor Isolating language with no conjugations or agreement. Vowel quality depends on the presence or absence of stress in conjunction with the place of the articulation of the preceding consonant, if any. Contains many homographs, but because of vowel quality shifts and phonemic stress, homographs are not homophones. Word order is OSV.
Sample of Caistor[view] Xictor han ɉzoyi.

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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m   n       [ŋ]1  
Plosive     t d       k g  
Fricative   θ ð s z   ɕ ʑ     h
Affricate       t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l     ʎ    
Approximant     ɹ          
Blends [jɐ]2 [jo]3
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /ä/
  3. allophone of /o/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close       u
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid       o
Open-mid ɛ      
Near-open [æ̠]1      
Open     ä  
Polyphthongs [aɪ]2 [eɯ]3 [aɯ]4 [aʊ]5 [eɪ]6
  1. allophone of /ɛ/
  2. allophone of /ɪ/
  3. allophone of /u/
  4. allophone of /u/
  5. allophone of /o/
  6. allophone of /ɪ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Caistor. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 CaistorOrthography
+/g/Aa/ä/, [jɐ]Cc/s/Ee/ɛ/, [æ̠]Ɉɉ/d/ɈY ɉy/ð/ɈZ ɉz/d͡ʒ/Ɔɔ/z/Hh/h/Ii/ɪ/, [aɪ], [eɪ]Ll/l/Mm/m/
Nn/n/, [ŋ]Oo/o/, [aʊ], [jo]Rr/ɹ/Ss/ɕ/Tt/t/TS ts/t͡ʃ/TY ty/θ/Ww/u/, [eɯ], [aɯ]Xx/k/Yy/ʎ/Zz/ʑ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Caistor

    GendersNone
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentDirect
    Primary word orderOSV

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