Lab Partners: Keira Dandy and Jadyn Elliot
- 1 Chosen Languages Overview
- 2 Tulu
- 3 Ch'ol (Lak T'an)
- 4 Awngi
Chosen Languages Overview
- Tulu  is a Dravidian language spoken primarily in Karnataka, India with 1,850,000 total speakers | ISO: tcy
- Ch'ol  is a Mayan language spoken primarily in Chiapas, Mexico with 255,000 total speakers | ISO: ctu
- Awngi  is a tonal Afro-Asiatic language spoken primarily in Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia with 553,400 total speakers | ISO: awn
Tulu is an agglutinative language, similarly to most Dravidian languages. The following is taken directly from the Tulu language wiki page.
Substantives have three grammatical genders (masculine, feminine, and neuter), two numbers (singular and plural), and eight cases (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, locative, ablative or instrumental, communicative, and vocative). According to Bhat, Tulu has two distinct locative cases. The communicative case is used with verbs like tell, speak, ask, beseech, inquire, and denotes at whom a message, an inquiry, or a request is aimed, as in "I told him." or "I speak to them." It is also used to denote the relationship with whom it is about, in a context like "I am on good terms with him." or "I have nothing against him." The plural suffix is -rŭ, -ḷu, -kuḷu, or -āḍḷu. The nominative case is unmarked, while the remaining cases are expressed by different suffixes.
Tulu is often said to have no script of its own. Today, it is primarily written in Kannada script (which is also used for Kannada and a few other languages).  However, Tigalari, a Tulu script was used exclusively until the 19th century when the lack of literacy in it led to an endangered classification.  The Tulu script, though no longer used, is closely related to the Malayalam script. It is recognized as being used as early as 1159 AD. .
Abundant resources. Specifically, there seem to be several grammr books, and a lot of religious texts.
Ch'ol (Lak T'an)
Ch'ol is an agglutinative language. It typically has VOS word order, but this is not always grammatical. 
near Abundant. A lot of resources are in Spanish. Links go to some potentially useful sources.
- Ch'ol Thesis
- Guide to the Ch'ol Language (Lak T'an) with Grammar and Useful Phrases: Complete Bilingual Guide to the Ch'ol Maya Language of Tumbalá, Chiapas, México
Awngi uses SOV word order.
Awngi has been written with Ethiopic script since 1995  The script does not represent consonant lengthening, which might impact how it represents Awngi.
near Abundant. Specifically, I see a few grammar books that seem less holistic than the Tulu books. I see a wide overview of books on linguistic features and a dictionary.