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Welcome to my website which is a study of the island of Mohai, its people the Romohai, and their language Lemohai. Mohai is a large island nation off the continent of Aheku, on a fictional world called Tekuo.

Tekuo is an Earth-like planet, inhabited by a race of sentient hominids called the Ike. They share their home planet with a range of supernatural beings.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

What did Proto-Maritime sound like?

How people used to talk on Mohai

Proto-Maritime is reconstructed as having 23 phonemes. It was characterised by four points of vowel articulation, a lack of contrastive voice and the prominence of velar, uvular and glottal sounds. Syllables were simple or moderately complex.

The standard model of PM phonology has stood the test of time, but some uncertainties remain. The language was unwritten. It is believed that there were two dialects, one spoken in what is now Kuna, one in what is now Hekon. Little is known about them, however.

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Meet the Ike, sapient hominids of Tekuo

The planet’s dominant species are a lot like us. Except when they’re not …

The planet Tekuo is home to 4.2 billion Ike. They are sapient primates who resemble the humans of Earth. We should not be surprised by this as they fill a similar ecological niche and are faced with similar problems. For the same reasons, several other Tekuan species have close Earthly analogues.

Our early ancestors left the rainforest for the savannah. The Ike, however, stayed longer in the rainforest. This single fact accounts for the main differences between the Ike and ourselves.

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Flora and fauna of Tekuo

Their similarities and differences from those of Earth.

The lifeforms of the planet Tekuo are broadly similar to those of Earth. This is not surprising, as they share similar homes.

Earth and Tekuo are rocky planets. Both have seas and magnetic fields. Both have oxygen and carbon dioxide in their atmosphere. They orbit at a similar distance from a sun of similar size.

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Geophysics of Tekuo : more hard sums

The planet’s size, mass and composition, and how they affect the locals.

Readers may recall that an earlier post, Tekuo, astronomy and hard sums, looked at the planet Tekuo and its place in the solar system of Aiu. This post looks more closely at the planet itself.

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“Grammarly” added

A secret helper for the site’s author.

For a while now, I’ve been seeing advertisements on YouTube for something called Grammarly. It’s a cunning little beast that burrows into all your signed in accounts and corrects your spelling and grammar.

Of course, there’s a similar creature living in most offline word-processing packages, but they don’t help you write directly onto the internet.

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