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Period c. -300 YP
Spoken in northern Sumarušuxi
Total speakers unknown
Writing system Fáralo alphabet (adapted)
Classification Isles languages
Basic word order SOV
Morphology agglutinating
Alignment nom-acc
Created by v1.0 by Legion;
v2.0 by Dunomapuka

Thokyunèhòta is descended from Proto-Isles, and thus a language of the Isles family. It is native to the northern parts of the Sumarušuxi archipelago, where it served as a lingua franca ca. -800 to -200 YP. After this period it was superseded by the related language Naxuutayi as the lingua franca of the archipelago.

The name Thokyunèhòta means "speech of the Thokyunam," and was considered by its speakers to be inclusive of related dialects, including Naxuutayi (which, in its fuller form Sošunaxuutayi, is cognate to Thokyunèhòta). We use it to refer to this dialect, the prestige form, native to the island of Pikathìnuṭu, only as a matter of convention. To distinguish it from related varieties, the speakers typically called it Tonêhòta ("kingly speech").

The phonology is notable for the presence of /θ/ and absence of /s/; the morphology is largely agglutinating, marking some grammatical categories with stress shifts and reduplication.


  • Proto-Isles (c. -2000 YP)
    • Thokyunèhòta (c. -500 YP)

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