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As Omeguo is more advanced socially and technology and is used for writing, there are many borrowings from Omeguese. There is also a substratum of Old Bekkayin words (indeed, this substratum is a major source of the little we know of that family).
- Stops p t k b d g t’ k’ (latter two aspirated)
- Affricates č
- Fricatives f v z s h (s h only occur syllable-finally)
- Nasals n m
- Liquids r
- Vowels i e a o u
K’aitani is an inflecting language, though its inflections evidently derive from an earlier agglutinating stage (as in Nanese).
- Its default word order is SOV and constituents are head-final, but verb inflections largely occur after the word, suggesting an earlier head-initial stage.
- There is no case marking (though there is an array of locative suffixes), but the verbal system suggests earlier ergativity: transitive verbs are normally formed with a special prefix na-.
- The plural is -ek (or -k after a vowel).
- Verbal conjugation marks aspect, as well as who is affected by an action and in what way.
- As k’aiu ku rupečane enorekman čin betan.
- not respect-1s 3s steal.3s-PROG-HARM.1s baron-PL-ABL that king
- I do not respect a king who steals from the barons.