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Achiyitqan [ACY]
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Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: AchiyitqanaOfficial OimiaRegional
Species Human/humanoid
About Achiyitqan Achiyitqan is a dialect continuum spoken by the Achiyitqan peoples of northern Miraria. It is loosely inspired by Inuktitut and Cree languages, including its phonology, polysynthetic verbs, and animacy system. It is natively written with an abugida (alphasyllabary). The language described on CWS is, unless otherwise specified, the Standardized dialect, which has some archaic features.

Phono/ortho: PhonologyOrthographyNumeracy
Grammar: SyntaxPronounsNounsVerbs
Culture: Traditional foodMore on foodNaming
Mythology: The Sea and the SkyThe Salmon and the Fox
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Sample of Achiyitqan[view] Naáne, kóo. Ya kɂossónqomih. Gigiensod dila.

First the vision. Then the conjuration. This is unsettling.
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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 Máámeiaptóɂuŋ bahs Máántuuwap owéɂipmi Atówap atlostaɂit...
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
  ⤷ Middle Makpauean
   ⤷  Glacial Maakpauean
    ⤷ Achiyitta
     ⤷ Old Achiyitqan
      ⤷  Achiyitqan
[view] About MaakpaueanA language family spoken in the northeast of Mahavia, unrelated to the neighbouring East Mirarian languages, typified by polysynthetic, nominative-accusative languages with animacy distinctions.
[edit] [view] Achiyitqa Gúyaqu (Noncanonical)This dialect exists to collect non-Sahar-canonical terminology and/or borrowings from non-Sahar languages, including natlangs, and languages from Achiyitqan's original setting (my personal conworld).
[edit] [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.
[edit] [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:1 t t: d d:       k k: g g: q q: ʔ
Fricative [ɸ]2 s s: s̩: s̩ [z]3 ʃ ʃ: [ʃ̩]4 [ʒ]5 [ç]6   [x]7 [χ]8 h h:
Affricate   t͡s t͡s: t͡ʃ t͡ʃ:9 [d͡ʒ]10          
Lateral approximant   l l:            
Approximant       j j: w w:      
  1. marginal
  2. u_C, allophone of /h/
  3. intervocalic, allophone of /s/
  4. allophone of /s̩/
  5. intervocalic, allophone of /ʃ/
  6. before i,e+V, allophone of /h/
  7. before velars, allophone of /h/
  8. before uvulars, allophone of /h/
  9. marginal
  10. 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/
Stress informationtest2
Below is the orthography for Achiyitqan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AchiyitqanOrthography [edit]
Áá/á/Aa/a/Bb/b/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Éé/é/Ee/e/, [ɛ]1Gg/g/, [d͡ʒ]2Hh/h/, [x]3, [ɸ]4, [χ]5, [ç]6Íí/í/Ii/i/, [ɨ]7, [ɪ]8Jj/d͡ʒ/9
Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/Óó/ó/Pp/p/Qq/q/Ss/s/, [z]10Tt/t/Ṯṯ/t/Ts ts/t͡s/
Uu/u/, [ʉ]11Úú/ú/Ww/w/Xx/ʃ/Yy/j/Zz[ʃ̩]Ŋŋ/ŋ/Ɨɨ/s̩/Ɂɂ/ʔ/Ɥɥ/ʃ/, [ʒ]12
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. before consonants
  2. before i,e+V
  3. before velars
  4. u_C
  5. before uvulars
  6. before i,e+V
  7. uvular-coloured
  8. before consonants
  9. phonemic in some dialects, otherwise, loan words only
  10. intervocalic
  11. uvular-coloured
  12. intervocalic
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Achiyitqan Phonology
Inventory, allophony, tone, prosody, morphophonology
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Achiyitqan orthography
Romanization and conscript
23-Jun-21 03:33
Achiyitqan verbal morphology
Get ready for some synthesis
28-Oct-20 04:41
Hánaki Unnáŋam w ibkay Aciy
mythological origins of the Achiyitqan people
01-Jun-20 14:33
Achiyitqan pronouns
who did what now
17-Nov-19 02:40
Tsaavalu Grammar 12-Nov-19 02:44
Kalápi Kéemu
The Sea and the Sky ; Achiyitqan Genesis Myth
24-Feb-19 03:22
Achiyitqan noun structure
how the nouns do the thing
03-Feb-19 08:30
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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