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Čihken
Bhahddu
[ʋɒ̝ʰd̪:ʉ]
Registered by Eejii on 18 May 2017
Language type Mixed
Species Human/humanoid
About Čihken WIP
  • VSO
  • ABS-ERG
  • Four cases
  • Consonant gradation (4 levels)
  • Fusional/agglutinative


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Sample of Čihken[view] Ottšon nógat dihtteŋ ášdi, kosídúsun.

There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.
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Phonology
ConsonantsLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
VelarOther
Nasal   n̪ n̪: [n̪:ʲ]1 [n̪ʲ]2     ŋ ŋ: [ŋ:ʲ]3 [ŋʲ]4  
Plosive   t̪ ʰt̪ t̪: ʰt̪: [t̪:ʲ]5 [t̪ʲ]6 [t̪ʰ]7 d̪ ʰd̪ d̪: ʰd̪: [d̪:ʲ]8 [d̪ʲ]9 [d̪ʰ]10     k ʰk k: ʰk: [k:ʲ]11 [kʲ]12 [kʰ]13 g ʰg g: ʰg: [g:ʲ]14 [gʲ]15 [gʰ]16  
Fricative f v θ   ʃ   ɧ
Affricate     t͡s t͡s: t͡ʃ t͡ʃ:    
Lateral approximant     l l: [l:ʲ]17 [lʲ]18      
Lateral fricative     ɬ ɬ:      
Approximant [ʋ]19          
  1. allophone of /n̪:/
  2. allophone of /n̪/
  3. allophone of /ŋ:/
  4. allophone of /ŋ/
  5. before front vowels, allophone of /t̪:/
  6. before front vowels, allophone of /t̪/
  7. word initially, allophone of /t̪/
  8. before front vowels, allophone of /d̪:/
  9. before front vowels, allophone of /d̪/
  10. word initially, allophone of /d̪/
  11. before front vowels, allophone of /k:/
  12. before front vowels, allophone of /k/
  13. word initially, allophone of /k/
  14. before front vowels, allophone of /g:/
  15. before front vowels, allophone of /g/
  16. word initially, allophone of /g/
  17. allophone of /l:/
  18. allophone of /l/
  19. word initially, allophone of /v/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: [y]1 [ʉ]2 u u:
Close-mid [ø]3    
Mid e̞ e̞: ə ə: [o̞]4
Near-open æ æ:    
Open     ɑ ɑ: ɒ ɒ: [ɒ̝]5
Polyphthongs iu ie̞ ui ue̞ ɑi ɑu ɑe̞
  1. after labiodentals, allophone of /i/
  2. word finally, allophone of /u/
  3. word finally, allophone of /ə/
  4. after labiodentals, allophone of /ə/
  5. after labiodentals, allophone of /ɑ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Čihken. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ČihkenOrthography
Aa/ɑ/, [ɒ̝]1Áá/ɑ:/Ææ/æ/Éé/e̞:/Íí/i:/Óó/ɒ:/Úú/u:/Ýý/ə:/BH bh/v/, [ʋ]2Cc/t͡s/
CC cc/t͡s:/Ǽǽ/æ:/Dd/d̪/, [d̪ʲ]3, [d̪ʰ]4DD dd/d̪:/, [d̪:ʲ]5Ee/e̞/, [ø]6Gg/g/, [gʲ]7, [gʰ]8GG gg/g:/, [g:ʲ]9HD hd/ʰd̪/HDD hdd/ʰd̪:/HG hg/ʰg/
HGG hgg/ʰg:/HK hk/ʰk/HKK hkk/ʰk:/HT ht/ʰt̪/HTT htt/ʰt̪:/Ii/i/, [y]10Kk/k/, [kʲ]11, [kʰ]12KK kk/k:/, [k:ʲ]13Ll/l/, [lʲ]LL ll/l:/, [l:ʲ]
Nn/n̪/, [n̪ʲ]NN nn/n̪:/, [n̪:ʲ]Oo/ɒ/PH ph/f/Ss/ɧ/Tt/t̪/, [t̪ʲ]14, [t̪ʰ]15TT tt/t̪:/, [t̪:ʲ]16Uu/u/, [ʉ]17Yy/ə/, [ø]18, [o̞]19Łł/ɬ/
ŁŁ łł/ɬ:/Ŋŋ/ŋ/, [ŋʲ]ŊŊ ŋŋ/ŋ:/, [ŋ:ʲ]Šš/ʃ/Čč/t͡ʃ/ČČ čč/t͡ʃ:/Đđ/θ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. after labiodentals
  2. word initially
  3. before front vowels
  4. word initially
  5. before front vowels
  6. after labiodentals
  7. before front vowels
  8. word initially
  9. before front vowels
  10. after labiodentals
  11. before front vowels
  12. word initially
  13. before front vowels
  14. before front vowels
  15. word initially
  16. before front vowels
  17. word finally
  18. word finally
  19. after labiodentals
Typological information for Čihken

Base counting systemQuinary (5)
Fixed stress locationInitial
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
Polar question markingInterrogative verb marking

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