Tektitek language

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Tektitek
B'a'aj
Native to Guatemala, Mexico
Region Western Highlands
Ethnicity Tektitek
Native speakers
5,000  (2002)[1]
Mayan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ttc
Glottolog tekt1235[2]

The Tektitek language (Tectiteco, Teco, or B'a'aj) is a member of the Quichean–Mamean branch of the Mayan language family.[3] It is very closely related to the Mam language. Tektikek is spoken by the Tektitek people, which are primarily settled in the municipality of Tectitán, department of Huehuetenango. A number of Tektitek speakers have settled in Mexico.

Phonology[edit]

Bilabial Alveolar Postalveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Normal Palatalized
Plosive Normal p /p̪ʰ/ t /tʰ/ k /kʰ/ ky /kʰʲ/ q /qʰ/ ' /ʲʔ/
Ejective t' /tʼ/ k' /kʼ/ ky'/kʼʲ/
Implosive b' /ɓ/ q' /ʛ/
Nasal m /m/ n /n/ nh /ŋ/
Fricative w /v/ s /s/ xh /ɕ/ x /ʂ/ j /χ/
Affricate Normal tz /t͡sʰ/ ch /t͡ɕʰ/ tx /ʈ͡ʂʰ/
Ejective tz' /t͡sʼ~dzʼ/ ch' /t͡ɕʼ~dʑʼ/ tx' /ʈ͡ʂʼ~ɖʐʼ/
Flap r /ɾ/
Approximant w /ʋ/ l /l~ɺ/ y /j/

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tektitek at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tektiteko". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ "Comunidad Lingüística Tektiteka - Historia". ALMG. Retrieved 2009-02-15. [dead link]