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Fishburn and Hughes: A general term for a primary linguistic family of the eastern hemisphere. In its morphology there are few relational elements; it is an order of speech based on the use of suffixes attached to unmodified roots. For harmony the vowels of the suffixes are made to blend with the vowel of the root. The verb is not clearly differentiated from the noun. Some of these features are repeated in the southern language of the imaginary planet Tlön. Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius