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Lost at Sea

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Noelle Moquin

on 22 November 2013

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Transcript of Lost at Sea

When on a boating expedition off the western coast of Australia, I ran out of fuel five hours out. I rowed myself to a nearby island; it seemed uninhabited, but the waters weren't! It was then that I discovered the tribe of sea nomads known as the 'Alcasi' people.
General Information
- The Alcasi people are nomadic. The waves are home to them.

- It is estimated that there are 600 speakers across the globe; each tribe contains about 50.

- There are tribes in all oceans of the world.

- I suspect that Alcasi is a branch off of Hawaiian.
Lost at Sea:
Discovering Alcasic

- 17 consonants
- 7 vowels
- [i, ɛ, a, ɐ, u, ɔ, ɑ]
Fun Facts
- In Alcasi culture, age is counted by lunar cycle. Every ten full moons equates to one At, [ɑt], which is equal to roughly .82 years.

- The Alcasi people consider the sea to be a living being, 'The Mother of All'. It is worshipped and all life within it is respected greatly.
- Simple onset consonants
- Ex: [ba] - means 'leaf'
- Consonants not allowed in coda position.
- Very strict alternating CV skeleta
- Ex: [tɑːpɔɲɐ] 'shark' or [vɛɲɐ] ‘lost’
- Four inflectional categories:
- Person: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
- Marked by circumfixes.
- Tense: Past and not past
- Marked by suffixes.
- Case: Subject, object, and genitive
- Marked by suffixes.
- Directionality: Up, down, east, and west.
- Marked by suffixes.
- Person: - Tense:
- 1st: <ti> - Past: [-vɔ]
- 2nd: <lu> - Not past: [-va]
- 3rd: <fɛ>

- Case: - Directionality:
- Subject: [-na] - Up: [-ɾu]
- Object: [-ʃɔ] - Down: [dɔ]
- Genitive: [-mɛ] - East: [-ʃi]
- West: [-kɛ]
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