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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:11 am 
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I think that's normal, especially when you're starting out. I certainly did. Then later I'm willing to bet you'll have a minimalist phase where you try and use as few letters as possible.

Anyway as an intellectual challenge we once tried to work out how many vowel phonemes a language could have and still theoretically distinguish them, and including tones we were up to 56,000... but you have to include a probably too fine level of distinction on the vowels and all sorts of phonations, many of which aren't on the IPA or actually used in any languages. And it's all theoretical, because such a system would be too complicated to actually exist.

The other thing I want/need to point out to you is that most real world orthographies don't have a 1:1 correspondence between phonemes and graphemes, and you seem to be working on that assumption. Or they'll have weird irregularities. I know of very few languages that don't have such a thing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:19 am 
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Actually, I will do minimalist.
a ā c e ē f g h i ī k l n o ō q r s ś t u ū x z ź ć (ä ë ï ö ü â ê î ô û)
Āććīnōhāra nīnōttūkā vāśnīn xāx kuälē aênī kïāra nīnxwā kīpīcīks.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:24 pm 
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/t~d k ɡ kʷ/ <t k g q>
/n~ŋ/ <n>
/f s ʃ z ʒ ts tʃ x h/ f s ś z ź c ć x h
/l ɾ/ l r
/a e i o u/ a e i o u
/æ ɛ ɪ ɔ ʊ/ ä ë ï ö ü

The two letters I see in your sample <v w> that are not in the alphabet are used in foreign words and are pronounced /f u/.

Macrons and circumflexes both indicate length, with macrons being used over the tense vowels <a e i o u> and circumflexes being used over the lax vowels <ä ë ï ö ü>.

Āććīnōhāra nīnōttūkā vāśnīn xāx kuälē aênī kïāra nīnxwā kīpīcīks.
/aːtʃtʃiːnoːhaːɾa niːnoːttuːkaː faːʃniːn xaːx kuæleː aɛːniː kɪaːɾa niːŋxuaː kiːpiːtsiːks/

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a ą b d e ę g h i į j k l m n o ǫ p r s t u ų w y y̨ z

Y̨den kwojek gemennǫ adze piledenjǫ.
Kų mazel hębeni makorda zęt iljų?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:17 pm 
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a ą b d e ę g h i į j k l m n o ǫ p r s t u ų w y y̨ z

Y̨den kwojek gemennǫ adze piledenjǫ. Y~d.En kvojek gemeNo~ aZe piledeJo~
Kų mazel hębeni makorda zęt iljų? ku~ mazel he~beni makorda ze~t iLu~
/a e i o u y/ a e i o u y
Ogonek indicates nasalization
/b d g p t k/ as in IPA
/v s z h/ w s z h
/r l j/ as in IPA
Dz is Z, lj is L, Nj is J.
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a ā c č ç ć d e ē f g h i ī j k l n o ō q r s š ş ś u ū w x z ž ƶ ź ɨ

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:13 pm 
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Xlai has a moderate amount of phonemes. But I don't think anyone will ever figure out all the phonemes of this language.

It uses digraphs for some consonants.

<n ṇ>
<t ṭ ḳ k>
<p c ċ ẋ x>
<f s ṣ ḥ h>
<r l>
<i ı u>
<ë e o>
<ä a å>

Sample roots:

sıeṛç- ṭuuṛx̣- ḥaat- ṣlååsl- ẋiiṛṇ- ṭëëḷḥḷ- ṭëëḥḳ- ċiäḷx̣ḷ- ḥlooḷṭ- ẋuuṛç-


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:24 am 
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Almost close.

<ẋ x̣> is interchangable and <l> signifies lateralization when it comes between an africate/fricative and a vowel.

It's one of the reason I never bothered to do IPA for Xlai. There's just no simple way to write all those velar/palatal/retroflex laterals.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:47 am 
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i might as well submit mine:

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a e i u f g k l n p t s y z

Nuputiseutiputetuu naigul luputinaite. Tuntuuzale sutuupun nankusazi sintasiunante. Kezeze sinlaitetuu yalgusetapete. Sinpuukiusinaseutite.


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<a e i u f g k l n p t s y z>

/a ə i u f ŋ k l n p t s j ts/

<eu np nt nk> /o b d g/

nuputisotiputətuː naiŋul luputinaitə
tuduːtsalə sutuːpun nagusatsi sidasjunadə
kətsətsə sinlaitətuː yalŋusətapətə
sibuːkjusinasotitə.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:54 am 
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You usually post your own romanization after you post someone else's
I will post one then
a ā c e ē f h i ī k o ō q r s t u ū v y z

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A Hellenization (with a letter swiped from Coptic, for the picky):
α ά β γ δ ε έ ϝ ι ί ϳ κ λ μ ν ο ό π ϙ ρ σ/ς τ υ ύ φ χ ϣ
Tonos indicates stress
/p b t d k g q/ π τ κ β δ γ ϙ
/f s j\ S x/ φ σ/ς ϳ ϣ χ
/r l w/ ρ λ ϝ
Vowels as in Greek
Ϙοντάν φαϳλός γόϝα μιδίν λε. qontan" faj\los" go"wa midin" le
Καϣ αμόϝ γαμάνι ϳόμανο; kaS amo:" gana"mi j\o"mano
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A cyrillization
А б в г д е ж щ з і ј к ќ л м н њ љ о п р с ѕ т у ф х ц ч џ ш ь я є ю ї ъ ђ ћ ў ѥ ҍ ҋ ҏ ғ ҕ җ ҙ ҟ ң ҥ ҩ ү ұ ҵ ҽ ҿ ӄ ӈ ә ӛ ө ӫ ӭ й э

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Actual new Romanization
a b ƀ c d đ e g ǥ i j ɉ l ƚ m n o q ꝗ/q with stroke r ɍ u v ꝟ/v with diagonal stroke z ƶ ɂ
all vowels can have a macron, umlaut, or both.

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a e i o q u w y a e i o U u M I
a e i o q u w y long vowels
a e i o q u w y extra short
a e i o q u w y nasal
a e i o q u w y breathy voice
a e i o q u w y creaky voice
a e i o q u w y strident voice
a e i o q u w y high tone, all other vowels low tone
v f m ð þ n ź ś ń ğ x ŋ l r j ç v f m D T n Z S J G x N l r j j_0
v f m ð þ n ź ś ń ğ x ŋ l r j ç long
v f m ð þ n ź ś ń ğ x ŋ l r j ç over long
v f m ð þ n ź ś ń ğ x ŋ l r j ç ejective stops, implosive stops
♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ ☠ ☠ ☠ b p M\ ls vs kS nZ dZ nj N\ J\ J_0 N_0 m_0

(All letters have different sounds.)
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a ⱥ b ƀ c ȼ d đ e ɇ f ɸ g ǥ h ħ i ɨ j ɉ k (k with stroke) l ł ⱡ ƚ m ɱ n ɲ ŋ ꞥ/n with oblique stroke o ɵ ø p (p with stroke) q ꝗ/q with stroke through descender ꝙ/q with diagonal stroke r ɍ ꞧ/r with oblique stroke s ꞩ/s with oblique stroke t ⱦ ŧ u ʉ v ꝟ/v with oblique stroke w ⱳ/w with hook x ẍ y ɏ z ƶ ǀ ǂ
All vowels can have a macron.
Each letter is pronounced differently.

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What is it. Diacritic mania or KITCHEN SINK FUN TIME.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:33 pm 
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Are we always going to do one at a time? Maybe this thread should be like the Romanization Challenge thread, and we could do more than one at the same time.

Anyways, here's one:
a à c e f g i ì j k l m n nn o ò p s t v w z


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:41 am 
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Yeah i wanna see what more than one person thinks my conlang would sound like. And none of you are posting any samples, you're just posting alphabets. Alphabets are boring.


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What DID you come up with a year ago?

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