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- C is a consonant or affricate
- V is a vowel
- N is a nasal or liquid
These are the possible affricates:
/ts dz dʒ tθ bv pf/
- Stops: /p b t d k g/
- Nasals: /m~ɱ n ŋ/
- Fricatives: /f v θ s z ʒ/
- Liquids: /l/
Our vowels are /i u a y e/ and /o/.
All vowels are pronounced separately. E.g., “Naeso” is syllabized as /na.ˈe.so/.
One vowel cluster is allowed in a single root word or affix, and any combination of two of Naeso's vowels forms a valid cluster.
Does "any combination of two of Naeso's vowels" mean two different vowels, or also two instances of the same vowel?
Two different vowels; sequences like "aa" are disallowed in roots and are broken by liason/simplified (see vote below) if they are formed at morpheme boundaries
The restriction on vowel clusters applies only to roots.
I.e., when two or more clusters occur in a compound or derived word, that's OK; they don't get simplified.
If a compound or derived word would have a sequence of three or four vowels (if e.g. the first element ends in a vowel cluster and the second element begins with a vowel or vowel cluster), insert a consonant after the first or second vowel of a three-vowel sequence or after the second vowel of a four-vowel sequence. The liason consonant is glottal stop /ʔ/, transliterated as an apostrophe but not written in the syllabary.
|General:||Voting • Member list • An Introduction to Naeso|
|Phonology and orthography:||Phonology • Stress • Orthography • Transliteration|
|Grammar:||Grammar • Suffixes • Prepositions|
|Lexicon and corpus:||Naeso-English • English-Naeso • Proposed words • Swadesh • Names • Corpus of Sentences • Math|
|Conlang relay torches:||LCC4 Relay|
|This page is part of the project Naeso. We meet up to discuss changes in 'real time' in #naeso on Freenode.|