An example of linguistics

Here’s an example of a language I created, the language spoken by a nonhuman species, called the Sorrians, from a sci-fi novel I’m working on. Their world is a very beautiful one, and their language reflects this. They have mostly vowels in their words, and few consonants in the language itself.

Their alphabet:

Vowels and Dipthongs: a, e, i, o, u; ā, ē, ī, ō, ū; ai, ae, ao, au; ei, eu; iu; oi, ou; ui,

Consonants: b, f, h, j, k, l, m, n, ñ, p, r, s, w, ‘

Vowels can be long or short. Long vowels are usually written with a macron (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū), but if no macron is available, a circumflex (â, ê, î, ô, û) can be used instead.

The letter combination kiu is pronounced [ƫiu]

The letter W is pronounced [w] or [v] after a, [v] after i or e and [w] after o or u.

At the ends of words and syllables, S is often not pronounced.

C pronounced like S before I or E, like K elsewhere.

There is no limit on the number of vowels that can be put side-by-side.

‘ denotes a full, glottal stop in the middle of a sentence, and is a syllable of its own.

Some words, phrases, etc.:

The: Sao (Ssow)

Spirits: Jalesei (Jah-less-eh)

By, of, for, about: Nes, Ne (Nes/Neigh)

By the Spirits!: Ne Jalese’ao! (Ne Jah-less-eh_ow)

Ocarina: Haie’u (High-eh_ooh)

Sing, to sing: Aeiusiña (ah-hway-ooh-see-nyah)

Sorrians (Orig. ‘those with voices’): W’siña (Wuh_Seenya)

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