How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang?

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How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang?

Post by decem » 05 Dec 2012 18:06

I don't mean a phonology, I mean how do you say the alphabet in your conlang? (For example English is <a> /eɪ/ <b> /bi/) Latin script if used, if not, then the appropriate script.

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<a> /a:/
<b> /bi/
<c> /si/
<d> /di/
<e> /ɛ:/
<f> /ɛf/
<g> /ɟi/
<h> /aʃi/
<i> /i:/
<j> /ʒi/
<k> /ka/
<l> /ɛl/
<m> /ɛm/
<n> /ɛn/
<o> /ɔ:/
<p> /pi/
<q> /ku/
<r> /ɛɾ/ or /ɾi/
<s> /ɛs/
<t> /ti/
<u> /u:/
<v> /vi/
<w> /wi/
<x> /tʃi/
<y> /y:/
<z> /θi/

<á>, <é>, <í>, <ó> and <ú> are named as above with furte (strong)
<ù> is just named like <u>, a person would know because it only appears in -ciù or -ziù at the end of words (never -ciu or -ziu).
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by MrKrov » 05 Dec 2012 18:23

[:S] I don't have an alphabet for any of mine.

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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by Toko » 05 Dec 2012 19:57

Image Khzayskje's Myk script

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(picture from a still rather blocky Fontstruct font for the script)

/sɨ zaɪ ʂɨ tɕe sʋɨ ʐoɪ gaɪ vo mat xu ʝɨt bɨ koɪ nu pat ɭu dʲe tɨ o a u e ɨ oɪ aɪ/

(ignore the doubling of the vowels, it has to do with the way the script is written) *edit*(and the typo for "nu" I just saw)*/edit*

There's a common rhyme to help remember them too:

sy, zay shy, tshje svy, zhoy gay,
vo mat, khu jyt by koy nu...
pat lu, dje ty, o a, u e,
y oy, ay, maty'b nje tu!


The last bit means "you're done!".
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by Creyeditor » 05 Dec 2012 22:54

Ralus Ni:
/pap/, /tat/, /cac/, /kak/, /baba/, /dada/, /ɟaɟa/, /gaga/, /man/, /nan/, /naɴ/, /faf/, /sas/, /xax/, /haha/, /vava/, /zaza/, /lal/, /jaja/, /wawa/, /ʁ̞aʁ̞a/
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by Xing » 05 Dec 2012 23:02

They used to be pronounced like this.

Now I have got rid of <x>, but I think the other things are roughly the same.

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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by Lao Kou » 06 Dec 2012 05:53

Image Géarthnuns (with romanizations on the right):

asha ['aʃa] a
ut [ut] u
imbe ['ɪmbɛ] i
öne ['ønɛ] ö
enga ['ɛŋa] e
aur [ɔɾ] au
öize ['øjzɛ] öi
ba [ba] b
du [du] d
[gi] g
[zø] z
dhe [ðɛ] dh
jau [dʒɔ] j
vöi [vøj] v
pa [pa] p
tu [tu] t
[ki] k
[sø] s
the [θɛ] th
shau [ʃɔ] sh
wöi [wøj] w
zçéna ['ʑena] zç
kfau [kfɔ] kf
fíl [fil] f
zharö ['ʒaɾø] zh
çiku ['ɕɪku] ç
nga [ŋa] ng
mete ['mɛtɛ] m
[ny] n
lésa ['lesa] l
rín [ɾin] r
rhamas ['Xamas] rh
vaukh [vɔx] kh
chem [tʃɛm] ch
héfö ['hefø] h
abs [abs] bs
urs [uɾs] rs
its [ɪts] ts
öns [œ̃s] ns
eks [ɛks] ks
auls [ɔls] ls
öiths [øjθs] ths
akhs [axs] khs
ums [ums] ms
idhs [ɪðs] dhs
öps [øps] ps
eds [ɛds] ds
aufs [ɔfs] fs
öigs [øjgs] gs

Vowels with a diacritic are not separate letters, but follow the unmarked vowel in alphabetization and provide seven additional sounds: [aj] ai, í, [y] ü, [o] o, [e] é, [aʊ] ou, and [oj] oi.
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by Curlyjimsam » 06 Dec 2012 22:36

Viksen:

m - madjin
g - gum
k - kumu
p - pumu
l - lozæb
d - dag
t - tés
b - banu
f - fanu
v - vava
s - siśi
x - xaxa
n - na
ź - źan
h - ahin
ń - nén
r - ra
z - za
ś - saśa

Vowels letters are named simply after the sound they make.
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by kingdemon » 07 Dec 2012 06:55

Alphabet Pronunciation
Alphabet = lotujhiy (literally "lotu to hiy", vowels are considered excluded from the alphabet)

l̪ - lotu
d̪ - detniy
t̪ - tae
ŋ - nun
m - memn
θ - teT
s/ʃ/tʃ/ - sasseSSo
z - ziitu
ʒ - jimel
x - xem
b/p - broxape
j/ɣ - g yiilex
v - vil
f - elef
r - roho
w - wawl
h - hiy
ʌ - luu
oʊ - omiyiy
ɪ - ilan
ɛ - etu
ɑ - afor

And that's all of it :)
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by Alessio » 11 Dec 2012 21:50

Hecathver (modernized, I will post about that as soon as I finish working on it) inherits the letter names from Greek and Arabian, although I haven't decided why yet.

A Å B C D E Ë F G Gh H I J K L M N O P Q Qh R S Sj T U V W X Y Z Zj
Aelf - Åmeg - Bit - Cimel - Delt - Eps - Ëta - Fi - Gamel - Ghajin - Heit - Ihaut - Jot - Kape - Lamit - Mum - Nun - Omikre - Pe - Qoppa - Qhajin - Ro - Szizem - Sjo - Tau - Ups - Vit - Wit - Xeta - Yamit - Zseta - Zeta

/aɫf ʌ'mεg bɪθ dʒi'mεɫ ðεɫt εps øθa fi ga'mεɫ ʁa'jɪn heθ i'hawt jɔθ 'kape la'mɪθ mym nyn o'mɪkre pe xɔpa ɣa'jɪn ro si'ʒεm ʃo θaw yps vɪθ βɪθ 'dzeθa ɮa'mɪθ 'zeθa 'ʒeθa/
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by Ghoster » 12 Dec 2012 16:52

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The picture does not look good, but I think it is enough - the names of letters are what they are, because it was decided by the most common combinations of consonants with vowels (those letters are actually read as they appear in alphabet (maybe I will change it though) if there is a special diacritic above it, but it is not always written.
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by atman » 13 Dec 2012 17:55

Atlantika:

A /a/
B /be/
C /sa/
D /de/
E /e/
F /fi/
G /ga/
H /he/
I /i/
J /ʒo/
K /ka/
L /la/
LH /ʎe/
M /mi/
N /ni/
NH /ɲe/
O /o/
P /pi/
Q /xi/
QH /ɣe/
R /ro/
S /sja/
SH /ʃi/
T /ta/
U /u/
V /vi/
W /wa/
X /ksi/
Y /je/
Z /ze/
ZH /ʒi/

The digraphs can be omitted, and here is the mandatory alphabet song:

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¡i zho ka la, lhe mi ni nhe!
¡o pi qi qhe, ro sya shi ta!
¡u vi ke wa, ksi ye ze zhi!
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by Demino » 14 Dec 2012 11:12

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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by TeutonicMice » 14 Dec 2012 22:42

How boring of Belyun to use a Latin script [:)]
The alphabet is limited as most sounds are created by combining letters
This is literally how they are spelled
A- An
B- Bi
C- Ca
D- De
E- Ene
G- Gin
H- Hag
I- Ig
J- ja
K- kiz
L- Li
M- Mar
N- Ni
O- Ob
P- Pi
R- Ru
S- Se
T- Tue
U- Un
V- Va
Z- Zen
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by Celinceithir » 23 Dec 2012 12:53

a - /a/
b - /bɔ/
c - /kɔ/
ch - /χɔ/
d - /dɔ/
ð - /ðɔ/
e - /ɛ/
f - /fɔ/
g - /gɔ/
h - /hɔ/
i - /ø/
l - /ɔl/
m - /ɔm/
n - /ɔn/
o - /ɔ/
p - /pɔ/
r - /ɔʐ/
s - /sɔ/
t - /tɔ/
th - /θɔ/
u - /u/
w - /wɔ/
y - /ɪ/

Not listed as independent letters, but having their own name:
é - /e/
ê - /e'kɔ/
í - /i/
ô - /o/
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Re: How are the letters of the alphabet said in your conlang

Post by Iyionaku » 10 Nov 2014 21:53

:con: Yélian

A /a/
B /beː/
C /keː/
D /deː/
E /eː/
F /faː/
G /geː/
I /i:/
IY /͜aiː/ (in earlier textes also: I Y gestas, /iːʃeːˈgɛstas/, literally IY-Ligature)
L /laː/
M /maː/
N /naː/
O /oː/
P /peː/
R /raː/
S /saː/
T /teː/
U /uː/
V /veː/
Y /ʃeː/
Z /ceː/
Æ /œː/
' /ʔɛ/

Yélian also has names for the letters H, J, K, Q, W and X, although they are not part of the alphabet.

H /ʔɛ ˈlaras/, <' laras>, literally "replaced ' "
J /jaː/
K /kɛ porˈkɛnjas/ <c porquenias> - "Porquenian C"
Q /kɛ ˈpuːat/ <c puat> - "Old C"
W /veːˈprɛnɛt/ <v prenet> - "double V"
X /͜kseː/
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