Æ

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Æ /ɛ̄/ is a tonal Wiobic language.

Introduction

Æ is the tonal language which I always wanted in Tricin - one evolved from a nontonal, vaguely Germanic language. It has several obvious nods to Danish, such as the spelling, stød as part of a register tone system, and pharyngealized vowels.

Phonology

Consonants

p t tj k f s h m n nj ng l zj r v j /p t c k f s x m n ɲ ŋ l ɹ ʀ v j/

Vowels

Æ vowels
Front Central Back
unrounded rounded
plain phar. plain phar. plain phar. plain phar.
Close i /i/ ir /iˤ/ u /ɨ/ ur /ɨˤ/ ů /uˤ/ ůr /uˤ/
Close-mid e /e/ er /eˤ/ ø /øˤ/ ør /øˤ/ o /o/ or /oˤ/
Open æ /ɛ/ ær /ɛˤ/ æ̊ /œ/ æ̊r /œˤ/ a /a/ ar /aˤ/ å /ɔ/ år /ɔˤ/

Tones

Æ has four register phonations or tones:

  • Unmarked = modal, mid
  • ƨ = stød
  • з = Breathy
  • ч = checked