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Jáhkarrá [JHK]
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LotM Winner Typology Functional 12,395 words
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Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Jáhkarrá
movasáid jáhkarálan stirgalviži

movasáid jáhkarálan stirgalviži

mov-a-s-áid jáhkará-lan stirg-alv-i-ž-i

receive-TRANSTransitive (valency)
has two arguments
-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
.OBJObject (argument)-1PEFirst person plural exclusive (person)
we (exclusive)
.SUBSubject (argument) Jáhkarrá-ELAElative (case)
'out of, from'
.SGSingular (number)
one countable entity
write-breathe-INTRIntransitive (valency)
has one argument
-DESDesiderative (mood)
wishes, desires, wants
.PRSPresent tense (tense).PCPParticiple
adjectival form of a verb
-VOCVocative (case)
'O [addressee]'
.SGSingular (number)
one countable entity

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- Consonant gradation - stem consonants change depending on the suffix: orgŋo "man", orkŋin "men", orŋáin "of men"
- Singular-dual-plural number: orgŋo "man", orgŋe "two men", orkŋin "men"
- Default OSV: állea orgŋo raiŧa "woman-ACC man sees"
- Strictly left-branching: čorvonea solgalvá orgŋea raiŧai "car-ACC bought man-ACC see-1SG"
- Three basic verb stems (transitive, intransitive, passive): raiŧaid "see something", raiŧiid "have the ability of vision", raiŧid "be seen"
- Polypersonal subject/object agreement: raiŧasai "I see you", raiŧai "I see him/her", raiŧanan "you see me"
- Indicative, necessitative, desiderative, potential and permissive moods: raiŧai "I see it", raiŧahai "I must see it", raiŧažai "I want to see it", raiŧasai "I can see it", raiŧaŧai "I'm allowed to see it"
- Multipurpose imperative: raiŧanjo "see!", raiŧavvanjo "you certainly saw", raiŧajjo "let me see"
- Nouns and adjectives conjugable like verbs: orgŋohai "I am a man", jeavvihea "it is yellow"
- Seventeen local cases (motion to, motion from, position at for external, internal, abstract, below and above location, plus abessive and comitative)
- Participles in local cases replacing conjunctions, with possessive suffixes agreeing with subject and object
Sample of Jáhkarrá[view] Čárá áliroahennaŧalváreačan hannáskariŋgáhai.

I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
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Sound samples in Jáhkarrá
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Oavvi! Eŋiva! Eŋiva čároa, eŋiva burbmaroačan!
Fine! Dishonour! Dishonour on you, dishonour on your cow!
Oaivistuhai raiŧaisai. Bárastinejo, dojja. Oavvinci?
I am very happy to see you. Please take a seat. How's it going?
Á, oháŋásti, sevil reaivasteačan huoŋirrarnujavvai. Honnjáže, ávvaresaičan vihčidahčiráin morrusálg...
Oh little prince, bit by bit I came to understand the secrets of your sad little life. For a long ti...
Language family relationships
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Nasal m m:     n n: n:ʲ nʲ     ŋ ŋ:  
Plosive p p:     t t: t:ʲ tʲ     k k:  
Fricative     θ θ: s s: ʃ ʃ:     h h:
Affricate       t͡s t͡s: t͡ʃ t͡ʃ:      
Lateral approximant       l l: l:ʲ lʲ        
Approximant   ʋ ʋ:       j j:    
Trill       r r:        
Close i i: u
Close-mid e o
Near-open æ  
Open a: ɑ
Polyphthongs ie ea uo
Below is the orthography for Jáhkarrá. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 JáhkarráOrthography [edit]
j/i/, /j/jj/j:/k/k/kk/k:/l/l/lj/lʲ/ll/l:/llj/l:ʲ/m/m/mm/m:/n/n/
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    Jáhkarrá: Orthography
    The spelling of Jáhkarrá, especially consonant gradation
    07-Jan-20 17:00
    Jáhkarrá: Consonant gradation
    Consonant gradation in Jáhkarrá
    10-May-19 09:57
    Jáhkarrá: Noun cases
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    Jáhkarrá: Politeness
    Polite expressions in Jáhkarrá
    05-Jan-19 10:30
    Jáhkarrá: Derivational morphology
    Derivational suffixes
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    Jáhkarrá: Nouns
    Overview of the nouns
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    Typological information for Jáhkarrá

    Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
    Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
    Primary word orderOSV
    Verb agreementSubject and object
    Marked person (verb)1st/2nd/3rd/4th persons

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