Θywǵø

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Sound Changes from Tēlvo

  • word-initial glide insertion, metathesis
    • CαVβ → VβCα / #C __
    • 0 → j / # __ V
  • preliminary glide changes
    • v → w
    • l → w / __]σ
  • primary glide changes
    • G → [αback] / __ Vα
    • G → [αround] / __ Vα
    • or, more complexly:
      • w → ɥ / __ V[-back]
      • j → ɰ / __ V[+back]
      • w → ɰ / __ V[-round]
      • ɥ → j / __ V[-round]
      • ɰ → w / __ V[+round]
      • j → ɥ / __ V[+round]
  • final glide changes
    • if w at the end of a syllable, ɰ:
      • w → ɰ / V __]σ
  • vowel harmony
    • reɡressive vowel rounding harmony:
      • V → [αround] / __ C1 Vα
    • proɡressive vowel place harmony:
      • V → [αplace] / Vα C1 __
  • long vowel changes:
    • ɐː → a, ɒː → ɔ
    • oː → u, ɤː → ɯ
    • eː → i, œː → y
    • iː → aj, yː → øj
    • æː → æ
    • ɑː → a
    • yj → øj
  • midround vowel merger:
    • œ, ø → ø
    • o, ɔ → o
  • fricativisation
    • {t,d,k,g} → {θ,ð,ç,ʝ} / __ V[+front]
    • lj → ɮ
    • l → ɮ / __ V[+front]
    • ɮ → ɬ / (C[-voice]) __ (C[-voice])
  • palatal stuff
    • {tj,dj,sj,zj,nj} → {tç,dʝ,ç,ʝ,ʝ}
    • {ɬ,ɮ} → {ç,ʝ}
    • {ç,ʝ} → {ʃ,ʒ} / __ a
    • ʝ → j
  • glides at beginning of words
    • {j,ɥ,ɰ,w} → {ç,pç,h,p} / # __


  • glides at ends of syllables:
    • think I'm going to leave this alone, actually
    • hm.. instead:
  • glide simplification; sonority hierarchy stuff:
    • ɰw → wɰ / [+round] __ [+round]
    • ɰ → ʁ / [+round] __ [+round]
    • ɰ → ʁ / [-back] __ #
    • (ɰ → Vα / Vα[+high,+back] C )


Examples

  • tēlvo → tēlwo → tēwwo → tēɰwo → tœ̄ɰwo → tœ̄ɰwœ → tyɰwœ → θyɰwœ → θywɰœ → θywʁœ (Θywǵø)

Orthographic representation

  • Only the following is non-IPA:
    • ś for /ç/
    • š for /ʃ/
    • ǰ for /ʒ/
    • ó for /u/
    • u for /y/
    • ú for /øj/
    • í for /ɯ/
    • ý for /ɥ/
    • ẃ for /ɰ/
    • ǵ for /ʁ/
    • Θθ for majiscule and miniscule /θ/

Vocabulary

Grammar

Overview

  • Θywǵø is OVS
  • almost entirely isolating
  • adjectives follow nouns
  • adverbs precede verbs
  • aspect, then tense markers follow verb (precede subject)