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Thawayan
sasayalaǁgo
[saˈzajaɺaǁ̬o]*
Registered by Enby on 17 April 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersThawayan is spoken by a population of around 200,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Thawayan monkey monkey monkey



Note: Most translations are out of date.
Sample of Thawayan[view] ŋolaimamaġaǂxiǂxi nlaǀhoǂni'ǁnaǀgimoǂxi

Can you see this without reading it?
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Latest vocabulary
gǃhinwonhealth
ǂosloinraven
-ǁgapiaffin order to
Sound samples in Thawayan
Some sound samples of Thawayan. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
iŋosinaġiŋati
I eat too much.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarRetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m   n         ŋ
Plosive p [b]1 ᵐb   t ⁿd         k [g]2 ᵑg
Fricative [ɸ]3   s [z]4   [ɕ]5      
Affricate     [ⁿd͡z]6          
Lateral fricative     [ɬ]7          
Lateral flap     ɺ          
Approximant           j w  
Flap     [ɾ]8          
Click ʘ ʘʱ ʘˀ ʘ̃ ˀʘ̃ ʘ̥̃ ʘ̬ ʘʰ ǀ ǀʱ ǀˀ ǀ̃ ˀǀ̃ ǀ̥̃ ǀ̬ ǀʰ ǃ ǃʱ ǃˀ ǃ̃ ˀǃ̃ ǃ̥̃ ǃ̬ ǃʰ ‼ ‼ʱ ‼ˀ ‼̃ ˀ‼̃ ‼̥̃ ‼̬ ‼ʰ ǁ ǁʱ ǁˀ ǁ̃ ˀǁ̃ ǁ̥̃ ǁ̬ ǁʰ ǂ ǂʱ ǂˀ ǂ̃ ˀǂ̃ ǂ̥̃ ǂ̬ ǂʰ    
Blends ǃ͡q ǃ͡qʼ ǃ͡qʰ ǃ͡ʁ ǂ͡q ǂ͡qʼ ǂ͡qʰ ǁ͡q ǁ͡qʼ ǁ͡qʰ ‼͡q ‼͡qʼ ‼͡qʰ ǀ͡q ǀ͡qʼ ǀ͡qʰ ‼͡χ ‼͡χʼ ʘ͡χ ʘ͡χʼ ǀ͡χ ǀ͡χʼ ǃ͡χ ǃ͡χʼ
ǁ͡χ ǁ͡χʼ ǂ͡χ ǂ͡χʼ ʘ͡q ʘ͡qʼ ʘ͡qʰ ‼͡ʁ ǁ͡ʁ ʘ͡ɢ ǀ͡ɢ ǃ͡ɢ ‼͡ɢ ǁ͡ɢ
ǂ͡ɢ ǂ͡ʁ ʘ͡ʁ ǀ͡ʁ
  1. Between vowels, allophone of /p/
  2. Between vowels, allophone of /k/
  3. Between vowels, allophone of /w/
  4. Between vowels, allophone of /s/
  5. In clusters with plosives, allophone of /j/
  6. Between vowels, allophone of /ⁿd/
  7. At the start of a word, allophone of /ɺ/
  8. Between vowels, allophone of /t/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i  
Close-mid   o
Open a  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Thawayan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ThawayanOrthography
(m)
m
/m/
(n)
n
/n/
(ŋ)
ŋ
/ŋ/
(p)
p
/p/, [b]1
(A)
/ᵐb/
(t)
t
/t/, [ɾ]2
(B)
/ⁿd/, [ⁿd͡z]3
(k)
k
/k/, [g]4
(C)
ġ
/ᵑg/
(s)
s
/s/, [z]5
(l)
l
/ɺ/, [ɬ]6
(y)
y
/j/, [ɕ]7
(w)
w
/w/, [ɸ]8
(ʘ)
ʘ
/ʘ/
(D)
ʘx
/ʘ͡χ/
(E)
ʘq
/ʘ͡q/
(ǀ)
ǀ
/ǀ/
(G)
ǀx
/ǀ͡χ/
(H)
ǀq
/ǀ͡q/
(ǃ)
ǃ
/ǃ/
(J)
ǃx
/ǃ͡χ/
(K)
ǃq
/ǃ͡q/
(‼)
/‼/
(M)
‼x
/‼͡χ/
(N)
‼q
/‼͡q/
(ǁ)
ǁ
/ǁ/
(P)
ǁx
/ǁ͡χ/
(Q)
ǁq
/ǁ͡q/
(ǂ)
ǂ
/ǂ/
(S)
ǂx
/ǂ͡χ/
(T)
ǂq
/ǂ͡q/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Between vowels
  2. Between vowels
  3. Between vowels
  4. Between vowels
  5. Between vowels
  6. At the start of a word
  7. In clusters with plosives
  8. Between vowels
Typological information for Thawayan

Noun incorporationBoth
Marked tense (verb)No marked tense
Primary word orderNo set order
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive

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