Sheli Toj, which means "Sheli Writing System", is the name of the script used to write the Sheli language, created by David J. Peterson in 2001. Sheli is a fairly complex tone language with an inverse animacy system.
Vowels appear directly below the onset consonant character (vowels above shown with initial consonant /p/).
The empty vowel carrier is used for vowel-initial syllables. The approximants /j/ and /w/ are not full consonants, and can appear in conjunction with other onset consonants.
The aspirated consonants become voiceless fricatives in syllable- final position. The aspirated velar stop has disappeared in all but word-initial position in Sheli, and does not have a coda form.
A cêwtò: is a stroke below a vowel which indicates that the coda is a nasal homorganic to the coda stop, which is not pronounced. Whenever a cêwtò is used, the vowel becomes lax.
The codas /n/ and /s/ are older, historically, than the rest of the codas in Sheli. These special final forms are used in words where the coda /n/ and /s/ are old codas, and not old onsets.
Note that zap coda words occur only with high and mid tones.
Many years ago, the whole land had one language with a small number of words.
More information about Sheli Toj and the Sheli language
If you have questions about this alphabet, you can contact David J. Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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