Jan29 –  A Constructed Language

Jan29 Phonology and Orthography


Jan29 uses the latin alphabet, more or less. the letters used are:

a â c æ e è ê f h i î j k l m n ñ o ô p q r s t u û w x

Sounds and Orthography

The 1st table show the vowel phones that can appear, both short and long, along with the corresponding letter. The 2nd table shows the consonants. Letters marked with an asterisk * appear in more than one place in the tables.

Short and Long Vowels
  Unrounded Rounded
Front Back
High i i î i: - - - u u û u:
High-Mid - e e ê e: - o o ô o: -
Low-Mid - è E æ E: - O - -
Low - - a A â A: - -

  Labial Coronal Dorsal Guttural
Stops V'less p p - t t - - k k q q ' ?
Nasals Voiced m m - n* n - ñ J n* N n* ɴ -
Fricatives V'less - f f s s c S - x X h h
Trills Voiced - r r - - -
Approximants w w - l l - j j - -


Diphthongs include ai [ai] and au [au]. All other vowel sequences,if any, are disyllabic.

Any single consonant may appear as an onset. There are no onset clusters.

Any single consonant except [h] may occur in coda position. There are no coda clusters.

Medial clusters (coda + onset) may occur. Nasal codas assimilate to the POA of the following stop, nasal, or approximant. The consonants [p], [t], [k], [q], [?], [f], [s], [S], [X], [m], [n], [J], [r], and [l] can be geminate (coda + onset).



Syllables can be light (1 mora), heavy (2 moras), or extraheavy (3 moras).

Rhyme Origins

Rhyme Origins
Nucleus + j + w + h + Sonor. + Obstr.
0 i o/u e oC oC
i î û ê iC iC
è ê ô æ èC èC
a ai au â aC aC

Some rhymes are the result of vowel deletion as well. E.g. èj.kV. > êk.

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