I've been wanting to do something with this lang for a while. I don't have much yet, but I'm going to use this thread to post new things. I'll try to post something small every few days. Some of this post is copied and pasted from other posts, but I wanted to consolidate it.
Otvei is meant to be a personal language (not spoken by a conpeople). I'm not going to worry too much about naturalism, especially with regularity. It's going to be a pretty straightforward language.
The orthography is the same, except /ŋ/ is written <g>.
The actual phonemic realizations of /r, e, o, a/ in most positions are /ʀ, ɛ, ɔ, ɑ/, but it's easier to use more basic symbols (especially since they don't contrast).
Hangul orthography (No reason, other than that Hangul works well with this.)
/ma na ŋa pa ta ka va sa za ha la ra/
<마 나 가 파 타 카 바 사 자 하 다 라>
/a e i o u/
<아 애 이 오 우>
[jɑ jɛ jɔ ju wɑ wɛ wi wɔ]
<야 얘 요 유 와 왜 위 워>
웈리우 존자윔 마일, 매힘 수마일.
Ukriu zonzauim mair, mehim sumair.
Any consonant can be in the onset or coda.
/p t k/ → / N_, _[v, z], [v, z]_
/s z/ → [ʃ ʒ] / _i, i_$
/h l r/ → [χ ɬ r̥] / V_$
/l/ → [ɾ] / _i
/n, ŋ/ → [ɴ] / _r*
/i u/ → [j w] / V_, _V
∅ → [ʔ] / [a, e, o]_[a, e, o]
→ = phoneme(s) become(s) the following phone(s)
/ = under following conditions
_ = position of affected phoneme(s)
$ = syllable boundary
V = vowel
N = nasal
*[ɴʀ] is always written <nr>.
Stress is not phonemic, but tends to be on heavier syllables towards the right side of a word (optimally penultimate). Coda consonants and/or [j w] make a syllable heavier.
These may actually be more allophonic changes, but they only happen at morpheme boundaries. They are represented in the orthography.
/np/ → /mp/
/nk/ → /ŋk/ (/ŋk/ is always written <nk>, not <gk>.)
/nv/ → /mv/
/tŋ/ → /kŋ/
/sz/ → /z/
/zs/ → /s/
/zh/ → /z/
Here's the script I made. It's difficult (impossible?) to make curved corners work in Fontstruct, with all the different character combinations, so I decided to stick with the blocky look for now.
It's a featural syllabic alphabet. Each character is divided into three parts: the top section is for an optional onset consonant, the middle is for the vowel, and the bottom section is for an optional coda consonant.
To see what I mean, here are all the possible syllabic blocks (Warning: big):
As far as grammar goes, I don't have much yet.
Word order: SOV
Cases: Nom, Acc, Gen, Dat, Prepositional/Loc, possibly Instrumental, possibly Abl.
Subject marking on verbs
If you read all this, thanks for sticking around. Hopefully I'll post some more in the next few days.