| 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.
The language is usually referred to as “Tumetıęk” by its speakers, which is an abbreviated form of kıeta kı·Tumetıęk, which means “language of the Newcomers.”
The demonym Tumetıę “the Newcomers” comes from the time when the Tumetıęk-speaking people were settling the northern Wohata plain. They encountered the Omari there, and the Omari called them tomeč, which meant “new” in their language. This exonym quickly took on among the new people, and it was borrowed in Tumetıęk as tumet. This word was soon regularized into a noun, yielding the current demonym.
A short reference grammar and a lexicon have been published on Tumetıęk.
- Tumetıęk grammar (PDF, 3982 KB)