| Thokyunèhòta |
|Period||c. -300 YP|
|Spoken in||northern Sumarušuxi|
|Writing system||Fáralo alphabet (adapted)|
|Classification|| Isles languages |
|Basic word order||SOV|
|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 After this period it was superseded by the related language Naxuutayi as the lingua franca of the archipelago.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)
- Original Grammar: Thokyunèhòta grammar
- Sound Changes (Original): Sound changes