Man, I can never figure out how to get my phonotactics right in Awkwords.
I have no clue how to represent Kron's voicing hierarchy in it. Basically, consonant clusters can be ANYTHING, so long as they don't go "up" from voiceless to voices. So, Voiceless-Voiceless, Voiced-Voiceless, and Voiced-Voiced are allowed, but now Voiceless-Voiced. I have the voiceless consonants as "U" and voiced ones as "C", but how can I put this in?
Right now, I have (C/U)(U)(A*)V(C/U)(U). This is mostly good, but it will never put out a voiced-voiced (CC) pair, just everything else. I'm not sure how I can get it to not violate the voicing hierarchy....
I have to admit that I had a few problems using it for phonotactics; eventually I ended up with this (The weight system being broken is a real pain!):
g= uvular trill
?= glottal stop
1= rising tone
2= falling tone
This allows for vowel harmony and the fact that the glottal stop and uvular trill can't appear in the same syllable.
It does assign a tone to every syllable when only one is required per word, but after using the mora system to determine which syllable carries the tone, I simply delete the rest.
I'll also note that if the same letter is appearing too much for my liking that I'll happily re-weight them on the fly or simply pick a generated word and swap some out.
I speak English and a touch of Gàidhlig.
I am creating a conworld, which I refer to as the Carrion Series
, that will contain three languages, Iriex