Here are the phonemes and a few greetings from my new constructed language, Heterijo.
O: Like Japanese “kotoba,” or Spanish, “eso,” except when accented, in that case like the OUGH in “dough,” but without the double-u-ing at the end of the syllable. U: Stronger than the two O’s in “boot” when accented; when not, it’s pronounced with the lips unrounded, like a Japanese U. A: like the A in cat, except when accented, in that case it’s like the A in father. E is always like the E in “set.” “I” is always like the two E’s in beep, but shorter and crisper.
O, Ŏ (or Oq)
U, Ů (or Uq)
A, Ā (or Aq)
As you can see, I created an alternative to an accented character when typing or writing in an informal situation. The Q’s job is only to accent the O, U, or A, it never does anything else.
CONSONANTS AND DIOHTONGS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
K: Just a normal K sound.
H: Long and aspirated.
L: Really exaggerated, like an Italian L.
R: Slightly rolled, but dragged out like an English R when at the end of a syllable.
M: Normal M.
N: Normal English N.
Ń: Extremely nasalized. (Also can be written N’)
P and B: Like they would be pronounced in any European language, just not as explosively.
F: Very strong, but short.
D: Nothing special, just a hard D.
T: Made with the tongue touching the top of the mouth.
J: Like a French J.
G: Hard, hard, HARD. Every vowel after this one is automatically stressed.
Y: Like the Chinese way of saying a Y, with a slight J.
Dj: Like the J in the English word “Jam”.
V: Pronounced like Soft, with very little rounding of the lips, but still some.
S: As in soft.
C: Like the Ch in “chance.”
Z: As in zigzag.
Dz and Ts: Pronounced how they appear, Dz like a Chinese Z, Ts like a Japanese Ts.
X: Like they French Ch, but a little harder.
W: Pronounced like a German W.
Ckh: Pronounce like Hebrew Kh.
Lemme know if you it's cheesy to have drink names in your greetings.
Hā yůtyā- Said around breakfast time, literally “Happy milk.”
Hā xā- Said around lunch time, literally “Happy tea.”
Hā torlihovi- Said around the early afternoon snack time. “Happy juice.”
Hā jůfej- Said around dinner, which is in the mid evening. “Happy wine.”
Grammar coming soon!