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Likisani [LKI]
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Likisani
Likisanê
[likisæ̃ne]
Registered by serafimludenberg on 27 November 2015
+ shared with: Multitude
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersLikisani is spoken in Likisan.
Species Human/humanoid
About Likisani CURRENTLY UNDERGOING AN OVERHAUL

The most widely spoken Likaic language.
Sample of Likisani[view] Daoorangg dau atrolyanggit silgo di nyurusy au dignitaj di dadirec. Mahajaiît au orasyon di oladéré di ngolyit lyaukéu ônê kohon nggo orauzyimityéu.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
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Latest vocabulary
makuranénfireplace
diwétiadjfun
Sound samples in Likisani
Some sound samples of Likisani. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Sayi jalau méktaruzy mempar. Damoki rigyorait. Dabiduk ribidukit. Ci dakhyijalau ngatin, dakhyiberei...
It's a beautiful day outside. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming. On days like these, kids like...
Atkedzonaiuta, jeÂlemanyé, ngam daorangiarsyil... Risembréda, oheput zero.
Germany, you received, from the public votes... I'm sorry, zero points.
Language family relationships
Language treeLikaic
 ⤷ Proto-Likaic
  ⤷ Likasanic
   ⤷  Likisani
[view] About LikaicThe Likaic languages are spoken throughout the Likisani Islands.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m   n     ɲ   ŋ    
Plosive p b [ᵐb]1   t d [ⁿd]2     c ɟ [ᶮɟ]3   k g ᵑg   [ʔ]4
Fricative   f v s z [ʃ]5 [ʒ]6   ç ʝ   x χ h hʷ
Affricate     t͡s d͡z   t͡ɕ d͡ʑ c͡ç ɟʝ        
Lateral approximant     l     ʎ        
Approximant           j w      
Trill     r              
Flap     [ɾ]7              
  1. allophone of /b/
  2. allophone of /d/
  3. allophone of /ɟ/
  4. allophone of /h/
  5. allophone of /ç/
  6. allophone of /ʝ/
  7. allophone of /r/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open-mid [ɛ]1   [ɔ]2
Near-open [æ]3    
Open a    
Polyphthongs ai̯ au̯ oi̯ ei̯ eu̯ əu̯ oə̯ oe̯ ou̯ ao̯
  1. in closed syllables, allophone of /e/
  2. in closed syllables, allophone of /o/
  3. in closed syllables, allophone of /a/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Likisani. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LikisaniOrthography
Aa/a/, [æ]1Bb/b/Cc/t͡ɕ/Dd/d/DZ dz/d͡z/DZY dzy/ɟʝ/Ee/e/Éé/ə/Gg/g/GY gy/ɟ/
Hh/h/, [ʔ]Ii/i/Jj/d͡ʑ/Kk/k/KH kh/x/KHY khy/χ/Ll/l/LY ly/ʎ/Mm/m/Nn/n/
NG ng/ŋ/NGG ngg/ᵑg/NY ny/ɲ/Oo/o/Pp/p/Rr/r/, [ɾ]Ss/s/SY sy/ç/, [ʃ]Tt/t/TS ts/t͡s/
TSY tsy/c͡ç/TY ty/c/Uu/u/Ww/w/Yy/j/Zz/z/ZY zy/ʝ/, [ʒ]
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. in closed syllables
Typological information for Likisani

Noun-adjective orderEither
Polar question markingChanged intonation
Primary word orderNo set order
Polar question answersEither
Stress marked?No

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