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Kiprâḋ Alphabet and Sounds

This is a language that I have started to create, read the beginning discussion here. This is the alphabet and the sounds, of my con-lang, Kiprâḋ.

Aa - father
Ââ - bad
Bb - bad
Cc - pizza
Ċċ - church
Dd - bad
Ḋḋ - the
Ee - lemon
Êê - the (not the 'thee' the, but the 'thuh' the, if that made sense)
Ff - fun
Gg - good
Ġġ - jam
Hh - hello
Ḣḣ - loch (same sound as ĥ in Esperanto)
Ii - mean
Îî - bit
Jj - yam
Kk - cook
Ll - limón (from Spanish)
Mm - smile
Nn - can
Ṅṅ - canyon
Oo - go (without the small 'w' sound at the end)
Ôô - thought
Pp - pie
Rr - the Spanish 'r' (NOT the trill)
Ss - spy
Ṡṡ - cash
Tt - tie
Ṫṫ - think
Uu - goose
Ûû - water
Vv - have
Yy - German Ü or the French U
Zz - zebra
Żż - vision

So, using this, you'll see that Kiprâḋ sounds like Keep-rahdh.

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Thanks for reading!

July 3, 2015

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrioLinguist

You could describe your "Ḣḣ" letter with huge.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UneJamKuqEZi

Not exactly, the Ḣ letter is more like, for example, the ch in Loch [Ness Monster.] Kinda like a vibration in the back of your throat that is a mix of a K and an H. In Ukrainian and Russian, there is a letter for this sound, and it is Хх. You can listen to the recording here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaCa826187

May not be universal. I'd certainly say loch and huge don't match in my accent. As far as I've seen, loch is fairly standard for describing that phoneme to English speakers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaCa826187

This is more or less how I'd tackle orthography in a language that uses the Latin alphabet. Although, I'd probably make the accented vowels the long ones and the unaccented the short (personal preference) - and these days, I'd tend to favour a one-letter, one-phoneme policy. I would like to make a ConLang that reflects my local pronunciation of dr (said like your Ġ) and tr (Ċ) in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaCa826187

When I get email reminders about this thread, it omits the ḋ for some reason.

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