Alright, I've been working on a slightly different orthography and have been organizing my phonology. I'll wait on phonotactics until I get the OK on this (don't worry, I have ideas.)
Vowels: /a ɛ i ɔ u ʏ/ <a e i o u y> (I haven't decided on whether I should have a vowel lengthening system yet.)
Consonants: /b ʃ ʒ d ɸ g ħ x k l ɭ m n p r ʀ s t ts v j z ð θ/ <b c ç d f g h (h) k l (l) m n p r gg s t ts v j z dh th>
Diphthongs: /eɪ aɪ ɔɪ/
<ei ai oi>
Syllable stress is irregular and is marked with a macron. (subject to change but not drastically)
The language is called Ruic. It will have mostly free word order due to a vast case system, but its main word order will be VOS (in writing, VSO.) Its alignment is a Tripartite system, with the ergative case as the unmarked subject of transitive verbs, accusative as the marked direct object of transitive verbs, and the absolutive case as the marked subject of intransitive verbs.
I hope the phonology and the orthography aren't super Englishy yet again.
The vowels look okay. I think Mandarin has something like that, (except that the [e] and [o] are really allophones of an underlying /ə/).
I'd recommend organizing your consonants by manner and place of articulation. Here's your consonants in that format:
/p b t d k g ts ɸ v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ x ħ m n r ʀ l ɭ j/
I'd advise changing /v/ to /β/, and dropping /ɭ/, which seems out of place without any other retroflex consonants.
To me, it looks pretty European, with its dental fricatives and voicing contrast. That's okay if you want it to be that way, but if you'd prefer a more alien phonology, look at the phonologies of Nahuatl
, or Cantonese
. Alternatively, you could just go to this ZBB thread.
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