Choyuck (áomaķ eȚóiuķ)
The Choyuck alphabet (áomaķ eȚóiuķ) was created by Daniel Fregoso Bañuelos for his conlang, Choyuck (ņaņ eȚóiuķ). It is based on the Georgian Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri alphabets. It is a 17-letter alphabet with uppercase and lowercase forms, and features a unique set of punctuation.
Daniel started the project in 2019, and is worldbuilding to give his conlang more of an identity. He got inspired to make Choyuck by the sound of Polynesian and Native American languages, and wanted to make a language that has a simple phonology but can make many different words through affixation or even just the simple change of a root stem.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right and top to bottom
- Used to write: Choyuck (ņaņ eȚóiuķ)
- Word order: verb-object-subject (VOS)
- The saltillo letter (Ꞌꞌ) is used to indicate the glottal stop /ʔ/ letter in Choyuck, but using an apostrophe for convenience is acceptable
- The "end of section" (¦) mark is only used to end stanzas in poetry or verses in music, and is never used for paragraphs in formal writing
- All of the "end of..." marks (¦, |, and ‖) replace the final full stop (:) in their respective cases
- The title indicator (·) is placed on the ends of the title itself (eg: War and Peace = ·War and Peace·)
- The ellipsis/pause mark (~) is also used to indicate an extended sound (eg: um... = o.../ɯ~)
- Stress is on the penultimate syllable if the word ends in a vowel, -s, or -ķ, but on the final syllable otherwise; irregular stress is indicated with an acute accent in the transliteration alphabet, but with a simple dot in its native counterpart. Vowels next to each other (ex: áoma) count as two syllables, even when letters like Ii and Uu become /j/ and /w/ next to Aa, Ee, and Oo.
Download a Chuyuck font
Download an alphabet chart for Choyuck (Excel)
alMaķe vapi ța kelanpi on menmua țon teluķ ie malnaķ. alKuluie sap țeuaķi țap konțiénția aniķ, ța ꞌiLuake onu kevas paņapi peu aniķil.
(Pakaņ 1 eKanlat Tampi eTeluķ Málnapi)
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
If you have any questions regarding the Choyuck language and alphabet, you can contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scripts invented by Dan Fregoso Bañuelos
Other scripts for constructed languages
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