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Anyway, so here's the Phonetics and Orthography section:
There are 25 letters in the alphabet: twelve vowels and eighteen consonants. The phonemic sounds are marked /thus/, and the phonetic sounds are marked [thus]. The ´ symbol is the vowel length marker, not a stress marker
. All vowels except for Æ/æ can be made long. Often pronunciation changes with length changes.
A/ a – /a/ [a], [ǝ]
>>>Á/ á – /aː/ [aː]
E/ e – /e/ [e], [ǝ] when final
>>>É/ é – /eː/ [eː]
I/ i – /i/ [ɪ]
>>>Í/ í – /iː/ [i]
O/ o – /o/ [o], [ɔ]
>>>Ó/ ó – /ø/ [ø], occasionally [ɵ]
U/ u – /u/ [u]
>>>Ú/ ú – /uː/ [uː]
Y/ y – /aɞ/ [aɞ], [ɞ]
>>>Ý/ ý – /ai/ [ai], [aɪ]
Æ/æ - /ɛ/ [ɛ]
B/ b – /b/ [b]
K/ k – /k/ [k]
D/ d – /d/ [d]
F/ f – /f/ [f]
G/ g – /g/ [g]
H/ h – /h/ [h] or [ʔ] in some dialects/situations
J/ j – /j/ [j]
L/ l – /l/ [l]
M/ m – /m/ [m]
N/ n – /n/ [n]
P/ p – /p/ [p]
R/ r – /r/ [r] or [ɹ] before/after l, m, n, c, or z
S/ s – /s/ [s] at the beginning or middle of a word, [z] at the end
T/ t – /t/ [t]
Þ/ þ – /θ/ [θ]
Ð/ ð – /ð/ [ð]
V/ v – /v/ [v]
Z/ z – /ʒ/ [ʒ]
Consonant Combos (3):
Tj/tj – /ʧ/ [ʧ]
Sj/sj – /ʃ/ [ʃ]
Dj/dj – /dʒ/ [dʒ]
Sound Order Rules:
There are some rules concerning what sounds can follow each other.
Two long vowels cannot follow each other (i.e. combinations like áé are not allowed).
The long and short forms of a vowel may not follow each other (i.e. combinations like áa or aá are not allowed).
A word cannot be comprised of two or more vowels without a consonant; however, a single vowel (even a long vowel) may form a word (i.e. ý or y may be words but éy cannot be).
The short form cannot be followed immediately by the short form (i.e. aa is not acceptable).
Vowel pronunciation is actuality is very loose, affected by the word’s position in the sentence, intonation, dialect, etc. The standard form is given in the pronunciation guide.
No more than two separate consonants may follow each other (i.e. rtw would not be an acceptable combination, but rw or rt would be). Consonantal combinations (i.e. tj, sj, and dj) do not count.
Two consonants with similar sounds (i.e. bp, þð, dt, fv, þt, ðd) cannot follow each other.
Double consonants are forbidden (i.e. dd or þþ are unacceptable).
Words are generally 1-2 syllables long.
Compound words can be formed easily by stringing together words.
When joining two words, -s- or –h- is sometimes inserted to aid easy pronunciation.
If there is a long vowel in the word, the stress goes on that syllable. If no long vowel is present, in words of two syllables, the stress goes on the first syllable.
If no long vowel is present, in words of three or more syllables, the stress goes on the penultimate syllable.
If two or more long vowels are present, stress is placed on the syllable of the first long vowel.
Stress does not usually distinguish between words, so rules do not usually need to be followed strictly
Stress changes with dialects
Any input is welcome, but please be gentlel; I've spent a lot of work finetuning this.