King of My Own Niche wrote:
This happens much too often in my opinion. I don't know what it is people have against vowels, but they never seem to want to make them more than a diacritic. And, judging by the way diacritic modifies the consonant before it, your idea seems to have
been lifted from inspired by Tengwar.
It was all well and good for Tengwar, it let's the elves have even more flourishes for their artsy-fartsy culture, but in my opinion diacritic vowels should only be used if vowels change throughout the word for different variations upon a consonantal root (like Arabic or Hebrew, although they don't mark vowels on the norm), and even then there are more creative and interesting ways to implement it than diacritics.
The exact pattern of the unmarked consonant having no vowel and needing an explicit diacritic for /a/ is definitely lifted from tengwar. The concept of marking vowels as diacritical flourishes on the preceding consonant, though, has a long and respectable history, having independently developed twice: in India and in Ethiopia. The catch, though, is that these "abugidas" evolved out of "abjads" with, at best, a few consonants were pressed into use as vowel letters. People starting from zero (or logographic systems) develop syllabaries instead, and IIRC the development of a true alphabet is just as likely as the development of an abugida.
However, so far there's nothing here to see. If you're going to give us a list of sounds (a phoneme inventory), at least use the IPA or some other standard phonetic alphabet to indicate what those sounds are! And try to give us more, like what syllables are possible in your language (e.g. mine has [ɛ̃]ˌ [n]ˌ and [ŋ], but [nɛ̃ŋ] is not allowed).