Jan03 –  A Constructed Language

Jan03 Phonology and Orthography

The tables show the relevent phonetic symbols (in IPA) with the corresponding orthographic (romanization) symbols. The letters used are:
a b c č d e f g h i j k l m n ň o p q r s š t u w x y z ž;
v isn't used.

Vowel Qualities

There are 6 vowel phonemes (both long and short) and 4 diphthongs: [əi] ei, [əu] ou, [ae] ae and [ao] ao.

Vowel Qualities
  front central back
high i(:) i - - - u(:) u
high-mid - e(:) e - o(:) o -
mid - ə(:) y -
low - a(:) a -

Consonant Qualities

There are 32 consonant phones occurring as 30 consonant phonemes.

Consonant Qualities
  labial coronal dorsal guttural
nasal voiced m m mi - n n* - ɲ ň ŋ n* - -
stop voiceless p p pi - t t - - k k ku ʔ q
voiced b b bi - d d - - g g gu -
affricate voiceless - - t͡s c t͡ɕ č - -
voiced - - d͡z z d͡ʑ ž - -
fricative voiceless - f f fi - s s ɕ š ç x* x x* xu h h
trill voiced - - r r - - -
vocoid voiced - l l - j j - w w -

The voiceless stops and affricates are sometimes aspirated. Coda stops are released.

Syllables and Prosody

The possible syllable types are: (C)V, (C)V:, (C)VV, (C)VC, and (C)VVC.

Stress usually falls on the last content morpheme.


page started: 2014.Jan.04 Sat
current date: 2014.Jan.19 Sun
content and form originated by qiihoskeh

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