Your vowel inventory is /i y e ø ɛ œ æ a/
Don't you mean improbable? As far as I can tell, all of those sounds are possible. And as I explained in the note, /y ø œ/ are more central or back than I'm transcribing them. Also, there's no /a/.
No, I mean impossible, and I'm referring to the inventory as a whole, not any of the individual vowels, all of which are fine on their own. The inventory is way too skewed, especially given its largish size, to be believable.
If /y ø œ/ really are central, you should reassign their values. In that case, your inventory is slightly less impossible, but I still don't see why they wouldn't shift to back-
rounded before sundown.
I am aware of Wari'
, the world's most extremely skewed vowel system, but what you have is quite a bit more extreme even than that. Wari's got six vowels, only one of them back, two of them front-rounded. Elaw has seven
of them back, three
of them front-rounded. That is an extreme skew indeed.
Sorry for my incompetence. I haven't had any formal linguistics training, and I'm relatively new to conlanging.
Why do you keep saying seven vowels? There are only six vowels. But that is beside the point.
Is the inventory /i u e o æ ɑ/ more realistic?
Drydic Guy wrote:
Your consonants in Elaw are Ancient Greek + ŋ and ʔʰ, with separate letters for kθ pθ instead of ks (ξ) and ps (ψ), and tθ instead of zd/zz/z (ζ).
That's true, I was inspired by (Ancient) Greek when designing the language.
Anything more specific?