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Naga [HSS]
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Typology New 14 words Naga
Sst'xx'zz
[s:tˢɪç:ɪɕ:]
Registered by Alcazar on 13 December 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Naga Spoken by humanoid snake-people. Yup.

Grammar Notes:
  • Tripartite arrangement (ERGErgative (case)
    TRANS subject; agent
    , ACCAccusative (case)
    TRANS direct object; patient
    , ABSAbsolutive (case)
    TRANS object, INTR argument
    )
  • Polysynthetic
  • Uses a number of different cases
  • No set word order but usually SVO
  • Uses a number of particles and modals as well as the standard affixes
  • Primarily suffixing
  • Marked transitivity on verbs
  • Future, non-future tenses - affixes used to indicate other tenses and moods
  • Polypersonal agreement on verbs for pronouns, noun class, number and case


All nouns belong to at least one noun class. These classes are based on the shape, form and structure of the noun.
E.g:
Air = Amorphous, Raised
Water = Liquid, Flat
River = Liquid, Flat
Meat = Compressible, Raised
Rock = Solid, Raised
Pebble = Solid, Flat
Sample of NagaCan't find any yet.
Latest vocabulary
yiz-affdiminutive
Phonology
ConsonantsAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarPharyngealEpiglottalGlottalOther
Plosive     c cʼ       ʔ1  
Fricative s s:: s::: [s̩::]2 sʼ s: [s̩:]3 [s̩]4 ʃ ʃ: [ʃ̩:]5 [ʃ̩]6 ɕ ɕ:: ɕ::: [ɕ̩::]7 ɕʼ ɕ: [ɕ̩:]8 [ɕ̩]9 ç ç:: ç: [x]10 ħ ʜ ʜ:    
Affricate t͡s::ˢ t͡s:ˢ t͡sˢ   t͡ɕ t͡ɕʼ c͡ç c͡ç:: c͡ç: [k͡x]11       t͡ɬ t͡ɬ:
Lateral approximant     ȴ ȴ́: ʎ ʎ́:          
Lateral fricative ɬ                
Approximant                
  1. Can only be in onset position before a vowel
  2. allophone of /s::/
  3. allophone of /s:/
  4. allophone of /s/
  5. allophone of /ʃ:/
  6. allophone of /ʃ/
  7. allophone of /ɕ::/
  8. allophone of /ɕ:/
  9. Between stops
  10. Syllable coda, allophone of /ç:/
  11. Between high vowels, allophone of /ħ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i í   ɨ ɨ̰́ ɨ́ ɯ̈ ɯ̰̈́ ɯ̈́
Near-close   ɪ    
Syllable Structure(C)VF or (C)S(C)

C = Any consonant
V= Any vowel
F = Any fricative
S = Any syllabic sibilant
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Naga. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NagaOrthography
Śś/ʃ/Tt/tˢ/'/ɪ/Zz/ɕ/Ṣṣ/sʼ/Ee/ɨ/Ɂɂ/ʔ/1Yy/ʎ/Cc/c/
Aa/ɯ̈/Ii/i/Źź/ʜ/Ýý/ɬ/Ċċ/cʼ/Hh/ħ/, [k͡x]2Xx/ç/, [x]3Żż/ɕʼ/Jj/j̥/
Ll/ȴ/Ss/s/Éé/ɨ́/E̋ e̋/ɨ̰́/Áá/ɯ̈́/A̋ a̋/ɯ̰̈́/Íí/í/Tý tý/t͡ɬ/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Can only be in onset position before a vowel
  2. Between high vowels
  3. Syllable coda
Typological information for Naga

Primary word orderNo set order
Noun numbersSingular/Paucal/Plural
GendersOther
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentTripartite

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