Sunday, March 11, 2012

Elefdar Language - Consonants and Vowels

Elefdar Syntax

Consonants

To begin, we will define the consonantal sounds of the language:




Labial Labio-Dental Dental Alveolar Palato-Alveolar Velar Glottal
Stop
P, B


T, D

C, G

Fricative

F
T (Th), 
Ð (Dh)
S


H
Approximant


R, L
Y


Nasal
M


N




Note that [T] is aspirated, like 'th' as in myth or wreath, while [Ð] is voiced, like 'th' as in them or those. [H] is slightly harder than the typical sound in Common, being closer to (though not quite as hard as) the German [Ch] sound in Bach.

Vowels

Next, we define the standard vowel sounds, which default to a “long” sound:

Vowel:
A
E
I
O
U
Pronunciation:
father
fate
feet
rote
boot