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|Nouns decline according to...|
|Verbs conjugate according to...|
Classification and DialectsEdit
|Plosive||p pʰ||t tʰ||k kʰ||q qʰ||ʔ|
|Affricate||t͡s t͡sʰ||t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ|
|Flap or tap|
It also has a pitch accent system.
Complex syllable structure
Verbs do not inflect. All verbal information is carried by auxiliaries and adverbs.
Word order is used for focus and topicalization. Despite there being no morphological marking of case or verbal agreement, there can still be sentences like this:
Seqh kéchar pongum lescar wen.
seqh kéch-ar pong-um lesc-ar wen
hit still-DEF.S.MASC tree-DEF.S.FEM stone-DEF.S.MASC has
"The tree hit the still stone."
The adjective "still" agrees with "stone", so despite being seperated from it, it is clear that it is the stone that is still and not the tree, which means from context, that it is the tree moving and hitting the stone. This order emphases first the act of hitting, then the stillness of the thing that is getting hit, then the thing that is hitting it, then what the thing that is getting hit actually is, then the fact this happened in the past.