Aħkvm, A collaborative project.

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Aħkvm, A collaborative project.

Postby Cthulhu » Wed 17 Mar 2010 12:14 am

I have begun work on a language called Aħkvm recently and have decided to bring it out to the good folks at Omniglot to add to. I will provide sounds and a few basic grammar rules and may add things occasionally, but the rest is up to you. Create words, grammar and other things. Anything si game so long as it does not conflict with posted stuff. Allons Nous!
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Re: Aħkvm, A collaborative project.

Postby Cthulhu » Wed 17 Mar 2010 12:18 am

Constructing a language, Aħkvm
SOUNDS no.1
Consonants
C, Lateral click, closest to the English “Tsk-tsk”
D, as in dog
F , as in frog
G, as in gut
Ģ, ģ as in juice
Ħ, ħ rather like the ch in the German "Ach"
K, as in king
L , as in like
M as in mother
Ń, ń as in the ñ in Jalapeño
P as in pretty
R, rolled as in the Scottish ‘round’
S, as in sloth
Ş, ş as in show
ŞC, şc like the ‘sh’ in show but aspirated with the cheeks, more saliva
T, as in talk
Ţ, ţ like the ‘ts’ in rats
W, like the ‘v’ in vexed
X, like the ‘th’ in that
Z, like the ‘s’ in pleasure
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Re: Aħkvm, A collaborative project.

Postby Cthulhu » Wed 17 Mar 2010 12:24 am

Vowels

A, eɪ
Ā, æ
Ă, a:
E, i:
Ē, ɛ:
Ĕ, ʔ
I, ɪ
IY, aɪ
O, oʊ
Ō, ɔ
Ŏ, ø
U, u:
V, ə
Y, y
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Re: Aħkvm, A collaborative project.

Postby kaenif » Thu 18 Mar 2010 1:27 pm

Cthulhu wrote:Constructing a language, Aħkvm
SOUNDS no.1
Consonants
C, /ǁ/?
D, /d/
F, /f/
G, /g/
Ģ, ģ /d͡ʒ/
Ħ, ħ /x/
K, /k/
L, /l/
M /m/
Ń, /ɲ/
P /p/
R, /r/?
S, /s/
Ş, ş /ʃ/
ŞC, şc /ɕ/?
T, /t/
Ţ, ţ /t͡s/
W, /v/
X, /ð/
Z, /ʒ/

/ʔ/ is not a vowel, and the orthography is quite unusual imo. People usually do not use diacritics if the one with no diacritics is unused.
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Re: Aħkvm, A collaborative project.

Postby Cthulhu » Thu 18 Mar 2010 11:47 pm

I'm sorry, I forgot to check this over more thoroughly. Your IPA stuff for the consonants is good and I need to include N and H, although H is silent.

I will edit post haste.
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Re: Aħkvm, A collaborative project.

Postby Cthulhu » Thu 18 Mar 2010 11:55 pm

C, /ǁ/
D, /d/
Ě, /ʔ/
F, /f/
G, /g/
Ģ, ģ /d͡ʒ/
H, unvoiced and only used for foreign names and such.
Ħ, ħ /x/ or /ç/
K, /k/
L, /l/
M, /m/
N, /n/
Ń, /ɲ/
P /p/
R, /r/
S, /s/
Ş, ş /ʃ/
ŞC, şc /ɕɕ/ to eliminate confusion, try pronouncing it with a similar sound as щ in Russian.
T, /t/
Ţ, ţ /t͡s/
W, /v/
X, /ð/
Z, /ʒ/
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Re: Aħkvm, A collaborative project.

Postby Dan_ad_nauseam » Sat 20 Mar 2010 3:20 am

That's an interesting consonant inventory.
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Re: Aħkvm, A collaborative project.

Postby Cthulhu » Sat 20 Mar 2010 6:13 am

funnily enough I got the idea for some of the words by typing English words using the Russian keyboard, transliterating them, and then altering them to sound legit.
P.S. bit of a typo, but the phoneme for ģ is /dʒ/ not /d/.
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Re: Aħkvm, A collaborative project.

Postby Tikolm » Sat 08 May 2010 7:11 pm

Sounds interesting. I notice your username is "Cthulhu" - is that because you like Lovecraft? kaenif, I like your sig - it's funny.
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