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Typology Progressing 77 words Aakan
Akänha̋üṇḳon
[ə:kən̪ˈhaʉᵑkʼɔ:n̪]
Registered by cemeteryghoul on 15 November 2020
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Aakan A liturgical language.
Sample of Aakan[view] dümaḥjéëṭuhätuṭu, köëṇtűsëhätuṭu ḳavatékjumogë.

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
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Latest vocabulary
sjánvspeak
düménvunderstand
adparound
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarEpiglottalGlottal
Nasal m           [ŋ]1    
Plosive p         [c]2 [cʼ]3 [ɟ]4 k kʼ g    
Fricative   v ð ʒ [ʑ]5 [ç]6 x ʜ h h̪͆
Affricate     [d̪ð]7 [t͡s̪]8       [k͡x]9    
Click       ǃ            
  1. allophone of /n/ before velars
  2. realisation of /kʲ/
  3. realisation of /kʼʲ/
  4. realisation of /ɡʲ/
  5. realisation of /ʒʲ/
  6. realisation of /hʲ/
  7. allophone of /ð/ when prenasalised
  8. allophone of /s̪/ when prenasalised
  9. allophone of /x/ when prenasalised
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close y [ʉ]1 u:
Close-mid e:   o
Mid   [ə]2 [ə:]3  
Open-mid ɛ [ɛ:]4   ɔ:
Open a a:    
  1. unstressed allophone of /y/
  2. unstressed allophone of /a/
  3. unstressed allophone of /a:/
  4. unstressed allophone of /e:/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Aakan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AakanOrthography
a/a:/, [ə:]1ä/a/, [ə]2c/h̪͆/d/d̪/e/e:/, [ɛ:]3ë/ɛ/g/g/h/h/j/ʲ/
k/k/m/m/n/n̪/, [ŋ]4o/ɔ:/ö/o/p/p/s/s̪/, [t͡s̪]5t/ǃ/u/u:/
ü/y/, [ʉ]6v/v/x/x/, [k͡x]7z/ð/, [d̪ð]8/ʜ//kʼ//ⁿ//t̪//ʒ/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. unstressed allophone of /a:/
  2. unstressed allophone of /a/
  3. unstressed allophone of /e:/
  4. allophone of /n/ before velars
  5. allophone of /s̪/ when prenasalised
  6. unstressed allophone of /y/
  7. allophone of /x/ when prenasalised
  8. allophone of /ð/ when prenasalised
Additional NotesVowels have accented forms with acutes on long vowels (á, é, ó, ú) and double acutes on short vowels (a̋, e̋, ő, ű)
Typological information for Aakan

Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit Ergative
Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long
Primary word orderOSV

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