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Achiyitqan [ACY]
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Registered by severy on 19 October 2014
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: AchiyitqanaOfficial UvangaMinority Kema Mi AmoMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Achiyitqan Achiyitqan is a dialect continuum spoken by the Achiyitqan people in the cold frozen north of Miraria on Sahar (or Makpauui, in its original setting, Mygith). It is a polysynthetic, object-incorporating, pro-drop and highly fusional language loosely inspired from Inuktitut morphosyntax and Blackfoot phonology. It has three animacy classes (animate, moderate and inanimate) and three noun classes (S, N and I-type). It is natively written with an abugida/syllabary.

The main language code ACY applies to the Standardized language, which is not the most widely-spoken, and is a bit archaic in some senses. (I haven't worked enough on the dialects yet, though.)
Sample of Achiyitqan[view] Kakuɥpulcísk pánɥ inaqiɥŋŋaŋun otenheɥ oqigesstaun.

The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.
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Sound samples in Achiyitqan
Some sound samples of Achiyitqan. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Idɂubɂigt hessnka lohmik ya tladoo owimúl ya sik qeɥŋomihantaun. Giníhs ɂip giikqaúll naugulnaɥioik....
It had forty minutes of silence followed by applause and it sold really well. I like to put it on fo...
Gieɂaniilga olaiap Seu belahta atenap Ani maweiaptóɂuŋ bahs Ani matuuwap owéɂipmi Atówap atlos...
If I could begin to be Half of what you think of me I could do about anything I could even learn ...
Kaledaɂesk kihlka wengata sou wit kawamóos ʔip tagwen, sou micdéyap kaguso otabo piw Ya taa dawŋi...
If you should be the last autumn leaf hanging from the tree I'll still be here waiting on the breez...
Language family relationships
Language treeMaakpauean
 ⤷  Makpauwean
  ⤷  Glacial Maakpauean
   ⤷ Achiyitta
    ⤷  Achiyitqan
[view] About MaakpaueanA language family spoken in the north arctic, subarctic, and northern grasslands of Maakpauwea in Mygith. For CWSP purposes, ignore the Plains branch.

+ETA At some point Glacial Maakpauean got autopruned for having no words and therefore removed a...
[view] Mahawalu (Mahavalu)AKA Mahavian Achiyitqan ; for collecting borrowed terms from Sahar origins, as opposed to the original Achiyitqan setting.
[view] Puulsüwa (Puulsuwa)Also known as Western Achiyitqan. A dialect spoken to the west of mainland Achitiqána, featuring slightly different vowels and fricatives and unique vocabulary.
[view] Achiyitqa Gúyaqu (Terran Achiyitqan)Mostly to collect place names from IRL
[view] Tsaavalu (Tsaavalu)Primarily associated with Tigáatgiaqits and surrounding areas, Tsaavalu is a phonologically distinctive form of Achiyitqan with a voiced stop → fricative shift, phonemic central vowels, and it retains high tones and glides that are deleted in the standard. It also features quite a few "colloquialisms" and some minor morphological differences.
Nasal m m: n n:       ŋ ŋ:    
Plosive p p: b b: t t: d d:       k k: g g: q q: ʔ
Fricative [ɸ]1 s s:: s: [z]2 ʃ ʃ: [ʒ]3 [ç]4   [x]5 [χ]6 h h:
Affricate     t͡ʃ t͡ʃ: [d͡ʒ]7          
Lateral approximant   l l:            
Approximant       j j: w w:      
  1. u_C, allophone of /h/
  2. intervocalic, allophone of /s/
  3. intervocalic, allophone of /ʃ/
  4. before i,e+V, allophone of /h/
  5. before velars, allophone of /h/
  6. before uvulars, allophone of /h/
  7. before i,e+V, allophone of /g/
Close i i: î: ǐ: í   [ɨ]1 [ʉ]2 u u: û: ǔ: ú
Near-close   [ɪ]3    
Close-mid e e: ê: ě: é     o o: ô: ǒ: ó
Open-mid [ɛ]4      
Open a á     ɑ: ɑ̂: ɑ̌:
  1. uvular-coloured, allophone of /i/
  2. uvular-coloured, allophone of /u/
  3. before consonants, allophone of /i/
  4. before consonants, allophone of /e/
Below is the orthography for Achiyitqan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
ʔɂ/ʔ/Aa/a/Áá/á/Bb/b/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/e/, [ɛ]1Éé/é/Gg/g/, [d͡ʒ]2Hh/h/, [x]3, [χ]4, [ç]5, [ɸ]6
Ii/i/, [ɪ]7, [ɨ]8Íí/í/Jj/d͡ʒ/9Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Oo/o/Óó/ó/
Pp/p/Qq/q/Ss/s/, [z]10Tt/t/Uu/u/, [ʉ]11Úú/ú/Ww/w//ʃ/, [ʒ]12Yy/j/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. before consonants
  2. before i,e+V
  3. before velars
  4. before uvulars
  5. before i,e+V
  6. u_C
  7. before consonants
  8. uvular-coloured
  9. phonemic in some dialects, otherwise, loan words only
  10. intervocalic
  11. uvular-coloured
  12. intervocalic
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Verbal morphology 19-Jan-17 04:59
Achiyitqan Cultural Notes 1.2: More on food
because apparently I didn't write enough about it the first ...
16-Aug-16 06:23
Achiyitqan proverbs
proverbs, idioms, sayings, etc
10-Aug-16 09:02
Unnáŋa w Hánaki w ibkay Aciy
mythological origins of the Achiyitqan people
14-Jul-16 06:45
Achiyitqan noun structure
how the nouns do the thing
08-May-16 07:03
Achiyitqan pronouns
who did what now
08-May-16 06:55
Tsaavalu Grammar 08-May-16 06:52
Achiyitqan Cultural Notes: Food
Sources, preparation, dishes, and prey species
21-Oct-15 11:02
Lessons (1)
1Lesson #1 : Pronunciation and greetings
Typological information for Achiyitqan

Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Noun incorporationCompound incorporation
Primary word orderSOV

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