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kıeta kı·Tumetıęk

[ˈcʰɛ.tɑ cʰɪ.tʊ.mɛˈtĩ̯ɛ̃k]
Period c. 0 YP
Spoken in northern Wohata plain
Total speakers 150,000 ~ 200,000
Writing system unknown
Classification T1 languages
Basic word order SVO
Morphology agglutinative/fusional
Alignment NOM-ACC
Created by Click, with help from Cedh

Tumetıęk is a language spoken in the northern reaches of Wohata plain in eastern Tuysáfa around 0 YP. It is part of the T1 language family, and thus related to Cednìtıt, Early North, East and West Yalan, Hkətl’ohnim, Omari, Tari, Teyetáti and Tkeḏ.

Sensu stricto, “Tumetıęk” is an abbreviated form of kıeta kı·Tumetıęk, which means “language of the Newcomers.”

The demonym tumetıę “newcomer” originates from the time when the Tumetıęk-speaking people settled the northern Wohata plain. The new people started to interact with the Omari, who spoke of them as tomeč “new”. The said exonym took on among the new people soon thereafter, and was borrowed in Tumetıęk as tumet. It was nominalised thereafter, yielding the said demonym.

A short reference grammar and a lexicon have been published on Tumetıęk.