| Tumetıęk |
|Period||c. 0 YP|
|Spoken in||northern Wohata plain|
|Total speakers||150,000 ~ 200,000|
|Classification|| T1 languages|
|Basic word order||SVO|
|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.
- Tumetıęk grammar (PDF, 3982 KB)