Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
Tabithuvian (shûntoja tabíthûkn) is one of the earliest attested languages in the Paleo-Nugasi language family. Its closest contemporaneous sister language is Domuthi, and it is a moderately distant cousin of Bachuthu.
| Name: Tabithuvian
Head Direction: Initial
Number of genders: 1
|Plosive||p [p] b [b]||t [t] d [d]||k [k] g [g]|
|Nasal||m [m]||n [n]||nh [ɲ]|
|Fricative||f [f] v [v]||th [θ] dh [ð]||s [s] z [z]||sh [ʂ] j [ʐ]|
|Approximant||w [w]||r [ɹ]||y [j]|
|Lateral Approximant||l [l]|
|Closed||ī [i] · –||– · u [u]|
|Near-Closed||i [ɪ]||û [ʊ]|
|Closed-Mid||e [e] · –||– · o [o]|
|Mid-Open||è [ɛ] · –|
Tabithuvian does not have contrastive vowel length, although the near-closed vowels i and û occur only in unstressed syllables and are often considered as lax.
Nouns are declined for case, number and definitiveness. There are basic markers for gender (-onh for male, -bal for female) but no gender-based grammatical agreement with other parts of speech.
Tabithuvian has two types of plurals:
- "Major" plural: -nhan, used for large quantities
- "Minor" plural: -ith, used for small quantities
Either plural can be used with any number (other than 1) depending on context, i.e., whether the quantity is considered large or small. For example, consider the following two statements of age, both of which use the number 12 (mīshl vaykû). The minor plural is used to convey youth, while the major plural implies old age:
- Shénem shóynûnhkī mīshl vaykû makath. (minor plural, haplologized)
- The boy is twelve years old.
- Shénem thódhakī mīshl vaykû makáthnhan. (major plural)
- The dog is twelve years old.