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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:33 pm

Lol. We need to lower the number of consonants in the first group (of the last post on page one, I think) to nine (due to my obsession with tripple-symmetry), either by removing some of them, grouping them or leaving some for diagraphs.
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:46 pm

Oh.
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:33 am

No ideas, I guess?

So far I think I'll just go with grouping simmilar sounds (eg. "f" and "v" could be the same letter or maybe "ff" could represent the "v" sound or vice versa).
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:39 am

Similar to German, then?
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:28 pm

I have no idea. Maybe.


Anyway, W, Y and H have been moved to the other consonant group. The back Z is no longer in the alphabet, as that corresponds with a vowel, I discovered. B and P will henceforth be one letter (single letter = P; diagraph = B ) and there will only be one letter for the clicks.



So, this is the alphabet (will get the consonant IPA symbols later):

Vowels:
• Close-front (i y ɪ ʏ)
• Close-central (ɨ ʉ ɪ̈ ʊ̈)
• Close-Back (ɯ u ʊ)
• Mid-front (e ø e̞ ø̞ ɛ œ)
• Mid-central (ɘ ɵ ə ɜ ɞ)
• Mid-back (ɤ o ɤ̞ o̞ ʌ ɔ)
• Open-front (æ a ɶ)
• Open-central (ɐ ä)
• Open-back (ɑ ɒ)

Held Consonants:
• Ch (as in loch)
• F
• L
• R
• S
• Sh
• Th (as in thin)
• Front Z
• Zh

Unheld Consonants:
• D
• G
• H
• K
• P
• T
• W
• Y
• Click

Diagraphs:
• B = P.P
• Ch (as in chance) = T.Sh
• J = D.Zh
• Th (as in them) = Th.H
• V = F.F
• Back Z = H.Z
• K-Click = Click.K
• L-Click = Click.L
• T-Click = Click.T
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:49 pm

I know nothing about languages, so I'm going to sit off to the side and be useless.
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:37 am

How exceedingly helpful! ^^


Now we can start with the writing system.
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:03 pm

Inorite?
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:19 am

It honestly took me Googling that to figure out what you just said. xD

But yes.
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:31 pm

Lol.
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:48 am

Yay to epic progress.
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:56 am

Really? Yay.
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:25 am

I might have to make a letter (or at least some kinda punctuation mark) to indicate pauses (in the form of momentary closure of the vocal orifices) within words. Humans would interpret this as an "N" (hence why many Xen'vi words have n's in them, even though Xen'vi are incapable of creating that sound).
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:00 pm

Such as the word "Xen'vi".
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:47 am

Lol, exactly.

Though it probably wouldn't work if the N is at the start of a word, so we'll probably have to change words like "Nyrander".
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:22 pm

Right. Because it wouldn't make sense to start off a word with a pause.
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PostSubject: Re: The Zen'ji Written Language   Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:59 pm

Exactimo.


Oh, right. I was supposed to get to their writing. xD
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