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Kjonoh
kjonomh
[kʲɔ̃nɔ̃h]*
Registered by Robyn Kolozsvari on 11 December 2016
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Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Kjonoh Kjonoh is an isolate spoken in the Tsoyagim forests. It is one of the only two languages in the north that are not part of the Akali-Emesian family. The speakers of Kjonoh are largely hunter-gatherers, and concentrated in one particularly mountainous region of the forests, known as the Kyonim. The Kjonoh and the Kyunati come from the same root culture and get along well; both used to speak an ancestor of Kjonoh, but the Kyunati ended up changing their language for Pasati, which they then adapted to fit their own needs. Due to this shared ancestry and culture, the Kyunati are the only Akali-Emesian group that the Kjonoh people are willing to interact with peacefully.
Sample of Kjonoh[view] qos `taxa qos cjeza

No gods, no masters!
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Language family relationships
Language treeLaiky-Kjonoh
 ⤷ Proto-Laiky-Kjonoh
  ⤷ Proto-Kjonian
   ⤷  Kjonoh
[view] About Laiky-KjonohThis family is still somewhat controversial, but acceptance of it has been growing for some of the same reasons that it was not initially seen. The two living languages from it are extremely far apart- KNO is a minority language spoken b...
Phonology
ConsonantsDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottalOther
Nasal   n   [ɲ]1 ŋ    
Plosive   t tʼ tʷ tʲ d     k kʼ kʷ kʲ g ʔ  
Fricative θ θʼ θʷ θʲ s sʼ sʷ sʲ ʃ ʃʼ ʃʷ ʃʲ   x xʼ xʷ xʲ h  
Lateral approximant   l   ʎ     ɫ
  1. palatal or postalveolar environments, allophone of /ŋ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: ĩ: ĩ ɨ ɨ: ɨ̃: ɨ̃ u u: ũ: ũ
Mid   ə [əʱ]1 [əʱ̃]2 ə̃  
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: ɛ̃: ɛ̃   ɔ ɔ: ɔ̃: ɔ̃
Open   ä ä: ä̃: ä̃  
Polyphthongs aɪ aɪ̃ aʊ aʊ̃ ɛɪ ɛɪ̃ ɔʊ ɔʊ̃
  1. allophone of /ə/
  2. allophone of /ə̃/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kjonoh. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KjonohOrthography
a/ä/aa/ä:/aam/ä̃:/ai/aɪ/aim/aɪ̃/am/ä̃/au/aʊ/aum/aʊ̃/c/ʃ/cj/ʃʲ/
cw/ʃʷ/d/d/e/ɛ/ee/ɛ:/eem/ɛ̃:/ei/ɛɪ/eim/ɛɪ̃/em/ɛ̃/g/g/h/h/
i/i/ii/i:/iim/ĩ:/im/ĩ/k/k/kj/kʲ/kw/kʷ/l/l/lj/ʎ/lw/ɫ/
n/n/ng/ŋ/, [ɲ]1o/ɔ/om/ɔ̃/oo/ɔ:/oom/ɔ̃:/ou/ɔʊ/oum/ɔʊ̃/q/ʔ/s/s/
sj/sʲ/sw/sʷ/t/t/tj/tʲ/tw/tʷ/u/u/um/ũ/uu/u:/uum/ũ:/v/ə/, [əʱ]
vm/ə̃/, [əʱ̃]x/x/xj/xʲ/xw/xʷ/y/ɨ/ym/ɨ̃/yy/ɨ:/yym/ɨ̃:/z/θ/zj/θʲ/
zw/θʷ/`c/ʃʼ/`k/kʼ/`s/sʼ/`t/tʼ/`x/xʼ/`z/θʼ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. palatal or postalveolar environments
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Kjonoh Verb Structure
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Kjonoh WALS Values
All the applicable WALS values for Kjonoh
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Typological information for Kjonoh

Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentNeutral
Noun-noun possessionConstruct or possessed case
Primary word orderNo set order
Primary writing systemConscript

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