Classical Letepi was the language of the ancient Empire of Tepi. It had twenty-eight phonemes. It was characterised by five points of vowel articulation, a plain/aspirate contrast and the prominence of velar and palatal sounds. Syllables were simple or moderately complex.
A wide range of writings in Classical Letepi have survived to the modern era. These range from the popular and practical to the advanced and academic. They even include grammars of C Let written by native speakers. We can, therefore, describe the formal registers of the language with confidence.Continue reading “What did Classical Letepi sound like?”