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Proto-High-Taic
Pronunciation /taha/
Period ca. 8000BK?
Spoken in  ?
Total speakers Unknown
Writing system None
Classification Taic
Typology
Basic word order VSO
Morphology isolating?
Alignment  Neutral?
Credits
Created by k1234567890y

Proto-High-Taic language is the reconstructed most recent common ancestor of all High Taic languages.

Sound ChangesEdit

  • a > o / after uvular consonants
  • h > Ø / _#(happened after the loss of nominative, happened before the monophthongization of diphthongs)

The monophthongization of diphthongs:

  • aj > a:
  • oj > e:
  • ej > i:
  • aw ew> o:
  • ow > u:
  • the raise of vowels:
    • e > i / not after uvular consonants
    • o > u / not after uvular consonants
  • q > k (this sound change happened after the raise of vowels and the sound change "a > o")
  • stress shift to heavy syllables: stress shifted to the last syllable when the last syllable is heavy syllable(at here, a heavy syllable is a syllable that contains a long vowel) and the second-to-last syllable is a light syllable(at here, a light syllable is an open syllable that contains a short vowel); stress shifter to the third-to-last syllable when when the third-to-last syllable is a heavy syllable.
  • V: > V / in unstressed syllables(happened after stress shift)
  • V(unstressed) > Ø / VC_CV

Morphological changeEdit

  • The loss of Nominative: The nominative form of nouns is lost, the oblique form became used for all cases, but the nominative form is preserved in pronouns.

WordsEdit

PronounsEdit

Personal Pronouns:

Nominative:

  • 1st sg: ki:
  • 2nd sg: pe:
  • 1st pl: kiki:
  • 2nd pl: pupe:

Oblique:

  • 1st sg: ki
  • 2nd sg: pu
  • 1st pl: kiki
  • 2nd pl: pupu

Interrogatives:

  • who/what: kiʔi
  • which: ko:hi < ko:hʔi

QuantifiersEdit

  • one: pika
  • two: sakam
  • five: pahu(also means "hand")