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Sfaxi

Post by torrent » 26 Oct 2014 04:55

Sfaxi is an SOV language that I've been working on for about a week now, maybe less. I think it's coming across quite well, to be honest. It uses the triconsonantal root and pattern system seen in Arabic and Hebrew. The script is a modified Arabic abjad (modified in that the characters do not correspond Sfaxi to Arabic. Most pairs of letters are based off of aspiration).

b - /b/ - ب
d - /d/ - ح
f - /f/ - ف
h - /h/ - غ
j - /j/ - س
q - /k/ - ش
l - /l/ - د
m - /m/ - ى
n - /n/ - ي
p - /p/ - ت
r - /r/ - ر
s - /s/ - ص
t - /t/ - ج
w - /w/ - و
x - /ks/ - ه
y - /y/ - ع
z - /z/ - ض

Vowels are shown as diacritics on the letter. For example, with b:

a - /ä/ - بَ
i - /i:/ - بِ
e - /ɛ/ - بٔ
u - /u/ - بٓ

The acceptable syllables are:

CV - wa
rV - ra
CrV - wra
rSV - rwa/rya

Where r is the letter r and s is either w or y.

This is just a preview, if you want to get into more detail, I will be posting more stuff at www.reddit.com/r/sfaxi !

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