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This language is spoken by the Itokto people, who live on an island somewhere off the east African coast. There was once a colonization attempt by Italy, and they affected the language somewhat during their ~10 year occupation. The language depends very little on inflections, instead leaning on word order to convey meaning.
The Itoktan alphabet (perhaps more appropriately referred to as a sound inventory, as written language is close to non-existent) is very small. Transliterations can be made with as few as 9 unique letters.
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Written language has little cultural significance among the Itokto, and so their alphabet has been forgotten and re-created many times throughout history. Transcribed into English, the learner need only know ten letters:
a e i o y t k s l
Y is functionally the same as i, but has greater aesthetic appeal in certain contexts.