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Critique my phonology

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:10 pm
by Škjakto
All letters are pronounced as they are in the IPA except for long vowels. Long vowels are just doubled short ones. Stress always falls on the first syllable.

C: m n ŋ v s h
V: á a à í i ì ú u ù áá aa àà íí ii ìì úú uu ùù
A: w l j
N: m n ŋ

Syllabic structure is (C)(A)V(N). Diphthongs are allowed, but not triphthongs.

In my conworld, this is the language of the Gods and is used to cast spells and for religious affairs. Obviously, it is a tonal language and is often sung. Tones are flexible and usually only matter relative to other tones. For example, in the word 'sjávùi', vowel tones could be 513, 523, 524, or something else. More specifically, high tone encompasses 5 and 4, neutral tone is 4, 3, and 2, and low tone is 2 and 1.