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  1. Seymourish (native name: Kæɣ̇ɔʔ̂ʷ, meaning 'real language'; from roots Kæ 'real', and ɣ̇ɔʔ̂ʷ 'language'), is a Grahaman (Qa-Kæ) language spoken on Seymour Island, an unnamed island, and Snow Hill Island; all three islands within Graham Land, the northernmost part of Antarctica. All five Grahaman languages (Qaɣak, Qaɣæk, Káxàʔʷ, Kæɣɔʔ̂ʷ, and Kæɣ̇ɔʔ̂ʷ) have ejective fricatives, OSV word order, having three genders: masculine, neutral, and feminine, high degree of declination and conjugation, tonality, head-initial direction, and having split ergative alignment.
Seymourish
Kæɣ̇ɔʔ̂ʷ
Type Analytic/Fusional
Alignment Split Ergative
Head direction Initial
Tonal Yes
Declensions Yes
Conjugations Yes
Genders Three: masculine, neutral, and feminine
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
Meta-information
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Words of 1500
Creator [[User:|]]

ClassificationEdit

  • Grahaman(Qa-Kæ)
    • Vegic(Qa)
      • Vegan
      • Eaglish
    • Jameseic
      • Lockyerish
      • Jameseo-Seymourish(Kæ)
        • Jamesean
        • Seymourish

DialectsEdit

Seymourish has two dialects: Ɣ̇aratyja and Ɣaracyjo

PhonologyEdit

Tones

High Tone Low Tone
Orthography ˊ ˋ
IPA ˦ ˨

Consonants

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive p t  d k  g q  ɢ ʡ ʔ
Fricative ɸ θ̱ s ð̠ z x ɣ χ  ʁ ʜ ʢ h  ɦ
Affricate tθ̱  ts dð̠ dz kx gɣ qχ  ɢʁ ʡʜ ʔh
Approximant w ɹ j
Lateral fric. ɬ ɮ
Lateral app. l
Ejective stop p' t' k' q' ʡ'
Ejective fric./Affric. ɸ' pɸ' θ̠' tθ̠' s' ts' ɬ' tɬ' x' kx' χ' qχ' ʜ' ʡʜ'

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i  y u
Near-close
Close-mid e  ø o
Mid ə
Open-mid
Near-open æ
Open a ɑ

PhonotacticsEdit

Writing SystemEdit

Letter a æ p c č d ð e f g ġ
Sound a ɑ æ p ts d ð̱ e ɸ g ɢ
Letter h  ħ ʕ ʕ̂ i y j k l ł ɫ m n ŋ
Sound h  ʜ ɦ ʢ i y j k l ɬ ɮ m n ŋ
Letter o   ɔ q r s š t ϑ u w x z  ž  ʔ  ʔ̂
Sound ə   o q ɹ s ʃ t θ̱ u w x χ z  ʒ  ʔ  ʡ
Letter čʾ ħʾ łʾ šʾ ϑʾ
Sound p' ts' tʃ' ɸ' ʜ k' ɬ' q' s' ʃ' t' θ̱'
Letter x̣ʾ ʔ̂ʾ ƛʾ ƛ λ
Sound x' χ' ʡ' tɬ'

GrammarEdit

  • Person
    • - x̣ǿ (first person)
    • -ɣ̇ø̀ (second person)
    • -qø (third person)
  • Feminine
    • Pharyngealization of stops
  • Masculine
    • Pharyngealization of Fricatives & Affricates
  • Future Tense
    • -nʿàʔ
  • Active
    • -cɔ
  • Past Tense
    • -nàʔ 'plain past tense'
    • -ʔī̀ 'numeral past tense'
  • Possessive
    • -já '1st Person Possessive'
    • -jạ́ '2nd Person Possessive'
    • -la '3rd Person Possessive'
  • Plural
    • -ħʷạ̄̀
  • Demonymic
    • -łʾǿ

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

h

SyntaxEdit

OSV word order (ex. Pkʾáj qqàqʷħʷạ̄̀ ýdɫ háʕ̂qnàʔ. Which, in gloss is 'Twelve signs he posted.')

LexiconEdit

Example textEdit

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