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Deshai
tsæʃhɑːj(u)ɬ
Type
Fusional
Alignment
Ergative
Head direction
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General InformationEdit

Deshai (natively /tsæʃhɑːj(u)ɬ/, literally this talk, transliterated as either 'Cæšhāyl' or 'Tsexhaay-ul')

Classification and DialectsEdit

  • Classical Deshai
  • Xàhnis-Càcis Deshai
  • Westosese Deshai

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal (m) n ŋ
Plosive p p’ t t’ k k’ ʔ
Affricate ts ts’ tʃ tʃ’
Lateral affr. tɬ tɬ’
Fricative s s’ ʃ x x’ (h)
Lateral fric. ɬ ɬ’
Approximant β̞ˠ j

VowelsEdit

Front Back
High i iː u uː
Low æ æː ɑ ɑː

Writing systemsEdit

There are primarily two writing systems for the dialects of Deshai: the classic script and the Westos script.

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

Absolutive:

sg pl
1in -iː -ætɬ
1ex -ætʃ
2 -0 -u
3prox.an -ɑː -ɑː
3prox.inan -0 -0
3obv.an -ɑːp -ɑːp
3obv.inan -æp -æp

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LexiconEdit

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