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Tunnelspeak [KYHMA]
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Tunnelspeak
Ky'hanmina
[kɛhɑnmɪnɑ]*
Registered by Zerofi on 2 March 2021
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersTunnelspeak is spoken by a population of around 57,000 in Losuta.
Species Human/humanoid
About Tunnelspeak
Ky'hanmina is primarily spoken by the native Ky'hanayr peoples of Losuta, a small archipelago continent on the surface of Zetera. Considerably old and complex at times, with many different regional and tribal dialects, Ky'hanmina is very difficult for outsiders to learn, not aided at all by the lingual and cultural erasure many Ky'hanayrn underwent by the Cogreissau.


Inspired somewhat by Finnish, Spanish, Samoan (Gagana Sāmoa), and Tagalog, as well as Huana from the Pillars of Eternity series, (which in its own right, is inspired by Pacific Islander languages).
Sample of Tunnelspeak[view] Yl fa’desepa mittmatuana yl vuoso runu'bi.

My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.
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Latest vocabulary
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suuinsweet
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Language family relationships
Language treeLosu-Meudodric
 ⤷ Mehan
  ⤷ Mehan Ike
   ⤷ [Losutan]
    ⤷  Tunnelspeak
[view] About Losu-MeudodricThe Losu-Meudodric languages are a language family, widely spoken throughout the Losutan Archipelago, Meudodric Isles, and in the southwestern areas of Iaphoya.
[view] Papoi'ma (Papoi)Spoken in the Rosititi’exa region of Losuta, by the Nanuri't tribe, the Papoi'ma dialect is considered, 'softer' than other dialects, due to the replacement of the /t/ and /ǃ/ with /p/ and /ʘ/ respectively.

The flag represents the vibrant jungle life and fertility of the region.
[view] Sahi’ma (Sahi)Spoken in the Halantril’exa region of Losuta, by the Haalet'tili and Kinme’ta tribes, the Sahi'ma dialect is considered one of the oldest still spoken versions of Tunnelspeak.

The flag represents the holy 'Wheel' of death and life in Ky'hanayrn culture.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m   n        
Plosive p b   t d     k g  
Fricative   v s       h
Affricate     t͡s t͡ɕ      
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant         j    
Trill     r        
Click ʘ   ǃ        
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Back
Close     u:
Near-close   ɪ  
Close-mid     ɤ o
Mid    
Open-mid ɛ    
Open     ɑ
Polyphthongs ɛə
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Tunnelspeak. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TunnelspeakOrthography
Aa/ɑ/AY ay/ɛə/Hh/h/Ll/l/Kk/k/Mm/m/Nn/n/Pp/p/Rr/r/Ss/s/
Tt/t/Śś/t͡s/Vv/v/Yy/ɛ/Ḍḍ/ǃ/AU au/o/Bb/b/Ćć/t͡ɕ/Dd/d/Ee/e̞/
Gg/g/Ii/ɪ/Jj/j/Ṃṃ/ʘ/Oo/o/OO oo/u:/Uu/u:/UU uu/ɤ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Tunnelspeak

    Click phonationsVoiceless (-V) only
    Copula droppingAlways
    Primary word orderOSV
    Script typeAlphabet

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