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Yotsu [YTS]
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Typology New 65 words Yotsu
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 11 July 2020
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Yotsu A (very) distant relative of  Nakse spoken in northwestern Pinda.
Sample of YotsuCan't find any yet.
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Language family relationships
Language treeZei
 ⤷ Proto-Zei
  ⤷ Proto-Yotsic
   ⤷ East Yotsic
    ⤷  Yotsu
[view] About ZeiThis is yet another language family spoken in my conworld Astanu, specifically around the equator on the continent Zarul.
Nasal m mʲ   n   ɲ    
Plosive p pʲ   t tʲ     k  
Fricative   f fʲ s ʃ     h
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ      
Lateral approximant     l   ʎ    
Approximant         j    
Close i   [ɨ]1   ɯ
Near-close   [ɪ]2   [ʊ]3  
Close-mid e ẽ       ɤ̃ o õ
Mid     [ə]4 [ə̃]5    
Open-mid [ɛ]6       ɔ
Near-open [æ̃]7        
Open a ã        
  1. after palatalized consonants, allophone of /ɯ/
  2. unstressed allophone of /i ɯ/
  3. unstressed allophone of /ɔ o/
  4. unstressed allophone of /a e/
  5. unstressed allophone of /ã ɤ̃/
  6. after palatalized consonants, allophone of /a/
  7. after palatalized consonants, allophone of /ã/
Syllable Structure(C)(C)V(C)

Onset clusters must only contain obstruents and may not contain two sibilants or affricates nor one of each category.

Coda obstruents assimilate in voicing to the following consonant.

All clusters assimilate in palatalization to the final consonant of each cluster. The palatalized counterparts of /n t͡s k s h l/ are /ɲ t͡ʃ t͡ʃ ʃ ʃ ʎ/.
Stress informationBoth primary and secondary stress is lexical, and neither are marked orthographically. Most native polysyllables tend to be penultimately stressed, but many such words have other stress locations instead.
OtherAll vowels may carry high, mid, or low tone. Stressed syllables have something I call (probably incorrectly) "upstep", in which the end of the tone is high: 55 (high), 35 (mid), 15 (low).

The following oral vowels correspond to the following nasal vowels:
/a ɔ/ - /ã/
/e i/ - /ẽ/
/o/ - /õ/
/ɯ/ - /ɤ̃/
Below is the orthography for Yotsu. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 YotsuOrthography [edit]
Ăă/ɔ/Aa/a/Ee/e/Ff/f/FY fy/fʲ/Hh/h/HY hy/ʃ/Ii/i/Kk/k/KY ky/t͡ʃ/
Ll/l/LY ly/ʎ/Mm/m/MY my/mʲ/Nn/n/NY ny/ɲ/Oo/o/Pp/p/PY py/pʲ/Ss/s/
SY sy/ʃ/Tt/t/TS ts/t͡s/TSY tsy/t͡ʃ/TX tx/t͡ʃ/TY ty/tʲ/Uu/ɯ/Xx/ʃ/Yy/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
    Typological information for Yotsu

    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    ToneComplex system (3+ or contour tones)

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