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Typology Progressing 104 words Shi
Agaaxí
[àɰáːʃí]
Registered by Kimsauce on 20 August 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Shi This is the language the Shi people.
Sample of Shi[view] Amáchijaa thée? Amáxijaa pikhí? Amáwajaa?

What is tea? What is water? Who am I?
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Latest vocabulary
pikhínwater
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Sound samples in Shi
Some sound samples of Shi. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Axethámaawa
I was eaten.
Hóo xį́. ´Éwa mųgų́, chitiñá xǫ‘é pį ñaxükadá bükhí.
Hey guys. I'm the sun, the king of the skies and the owner of the light.
Language family relationships
Language treeŠi
 ⤷ Proto-Ši
  ⤷ Proto-Shi-Chi
   ⤷  Shi
[view] About ŠiThe Ši languages are a family of languages characterized by: active-stative or ergative alignment, light to moderate agglutination (though there are isolating and polysynthetic representatives as well), no distinct adjectival part of speech, verb ini...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m     ɲ      
Plosive p pʰ b t̪ t̪ʰ d       k kʰ g ʔ
Fricative [β]1   s ʃ       h
Affricate       t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Lateral flap     [ɺ]2          
Approximant         [j]3 w [ɰ]4  
Trill              
  1. allophone of /b/
  2. allophone of /d/
  3. allophone of /d͡ʒ/
  4. allophone of /g/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i ĩ ɨ ɨ̃ u ũ
Close-mid e ẽ   o õ
Open   ä ä̃  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Shi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ShiOrthography
Aa/ä/Bb/b/, [β]Ch ch/t͡ʃʰ/Dd/d/, [ɺ]Ee/e/Ii/i/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n̪/Ññ/ɲ/Oo/o/
Pp/p/Rr/r̞/Ss/s/Tt/t̪/Uu/u/Ww/w/Xx/ʃ/Yy/d͡ʒ/, [j]/ʔ/Üü/ɨ/Cc/t͡ʃ/Ǫǫ/õ/
Gg/g/, [ɰ]Hh/h/Kh kh/kʰ/Ph ph/pʰ/Th th/t̪ʰ/Ųų/ũ/Ų̈ ų̈/ɨ̃/Ąą/ä̃/Ęę/ẽ/Įį/ĩ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Shi

    Base counting systemDuodecimal (12)
    GendersAnimate/Inanimate
    Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit-S
    Possession distinctionsAlienable/inalienable
    Primary word orderVOS

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