2019-01-02, a Wednesday

l'fonoloj d'm'leng

languages conlang

Tables in any markup language are a pain. Markdown’s tables are certainly better than HTML’s.

I’m not an expert in the IPA; this is my best guess.

Letter IPA Notes
a /a/  
b /b/  
c /s/ or /k/ Like Spanish, it becomes soft before e and i with an /s/ sound and hard before a, o, and u with a /k/ sound. The difference here is that c becomes soft at the end of a word in my language, but not in Spanish nor English nor any other sane language. To preserve a /k/ or /s/ sound before a different vowel, c is usually changed to q and s respectively.
d /d̪/  
e /e/  
f /f/  
g /ʒ/ or /g/ Like the letter c, g also becomes soft and hard. However, it does not become soft at the end of a word. To preserve a /ʒ/ sound, g is usually changed to a j. To preserve a /g/ sound, an apostrophe is added after the g.
h /∅/ Like Spanish and other Romance languages, h is always silent. It doesn’t combine with other letters to form diagraphs. It’s only used in loanwords.
i /i/  
j /ʒ/  
k /k/ K usually isn’t used in my language because I don’t like how it’s two strokes in my handwriting. Q looks a lot cooler. Thus, k is only used in loanwords.
l /l/ or /o/ When l starts a word or is before a vowel, it is pronounced /l/. When l ends a word after a consonant, it is pronounced /o/. When l is after a vowel and is before a consonant or at the end of a word, it merges with the vowel and is jointly pronounced /o/.
m /m/ /əm/ after a consonant at the end of a word.
n /n/ /ən/ after a consonant at the end of a word.
o /o/  
p /p/  
q /k/ Q doesn’t merge with u. When it’s its own word, it’s pronounced /ky/ (means “than”).
r /ɾ/, /x/, or /ɻ/ When r starts a word, it is pronounced /ɻ/. Otherwise, before a vowel it is pronounced /ɾ/. After a vowel, it is pronounced /x/ if it’s not followed by a vowel. /ɚ/ after a consonant at the end of a word.
s /s/  
t /t̪/  
u /u/  
v /b/ or /v/ Pronounced /b/ when it starts a word; /v/ otherwise.
w /w/ Only used in loanwords.
x /ks/  
y /i̯/ or /j/ I list two pronunciations because I’m not very good with the IPA.
z /z/  
/∅/ or /ə/ Ideally silent if possible, but a schwa can be inserted.

Everything here is subject to change.

See source and revision history on GitHub.