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Naaq
Nukeippu
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Head direction
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Classification and DialectsEdit

Naaq is commonly labelled as a language isolate, although its phonology is similar to that of Eskimo-Aleut languages.

Naaq has two dialects; Seitu Naaq (the normal form of Naaq) and Kuputei Naaq (the native form of Naaq spoken only by a small amount of the population). The lexicon will only have Seitu Naaq words.

Its name (pronounced NAHK) comes from the word that the natives of Naaqand used to refer to themselves; 'Nukei'. Scandinavians trying to claim Naaqand found that the uvular sounds would be hard to pronounce for some people, so they changed it to a 'k' sound. They also got rid of the 'ay' sound at the end for unknown reasons. The natives of Naaq call their language 'Nukeippu', meaning 'person talk',

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m  n
Plosive
Stop t k q
Fricative v s x
Affricate
Approximant
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app.
Lateral flap
Ejective p'

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close ʉ
Near-close
Close-mid e
Mid
Open-mid ʌ
Near-open
Open

PhonotacticsEdit

Writing SystemEdit

Letter oo u ei n m t w s ch ck/k* kh p/pp*
Sound ʉ ʌ e n m t v s x q k p'
  • - K is at the start or middle of a word and ck is at the end. P is at the start of a word and pp is in the middle or end.

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

SyntaxEdit

Naaq has a SOV (subject-object-verb) word order. Here is an example sentence;

William kuppoonuck weit/William t-shirt wore (William wore a t-shirt)

LexiconEdit

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