Qatilla language

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Qatilla
Qatillese
Qatilla
Pronunciation [qä'tɪl:ä]
Region Jilu Lyladna
Ethnicity Qatill
Native speakers 10 million  (2019)
Language family
Osveraali
  • Qatilla
Early forms:
South Osveraali
  • Old Qatill
    • Qatilla
Writing system Osveraali script
Official status
Official language in Qatilluu
CWS code KJL


Qatilla is a South Osveraali language of the Qatill branch. It is the official language of Qatilluu and also a minority language in Jilu Lyladna, spoken by more than 10 million people. About 90 percent of the speakers are dalar.

Classification

History

Phonology

Phonemes

The phonology of Qatilluu is unique among the Osveraali languages. It has no voiced plosives and completely lacks fricative phonemes, making its consonant inventory the smallest on Atsiq. Its vowel system is also greatly reduced when compared to its relatives, especially the vowel-heavy Lyladnese, with only three short and three long vowels plus the schwa and two diphthongs.

Bilabial Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive p t k q ʔ
Approximant j ʍ
Lateral approximant l
Flap ɾ
Front Central Back
Close i: i u: u
Mid ə
Open ä ɑ:

Phonotactics

Morphology and syntax

Vocabulary

Writing and literature