Coroanês

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This is an as-of-yet unstable Romance Conlang. I am just going to throw in a few ideas here until I decide which sounds I want changed from the rest of the Romance Languages, then I can start work on a vocabulary.

For Reference

Phonology of Galician-Portuguese, which is Coroanês' proto-language.

Vowels
Phoneme (IPA) Grapheme
/a/ a
/e/ e
/ɛ/ e
/i/ i
/o/ o
/ɔ/ o
/u/ u
Consonant phonemes of Galician-Portuguese
Bilabial consonant Labiodental-
labiodental
Dental consonant/
Alveolar consonant
Postalveolar-
Postalveolar
Palatal consonant Velar consonant
Nasal stop m n ɲ
Plosive consonant p b t d k ɡ
Fricative consonant β1 f s z ʃ ʒ2
Affricate consonant ts dz 2
Lateral consonant l ʎ
Trill consonant r
Flap consonant ɾ

Actual Language

Phonology

Vowels
Phonemes
Front Central Back
Closed /i/ i /u/ u
Near-closed /ɪ/ i
Mid-closed /e/ e /o/ o
Central
Mid-open /ɛ/ e /ɔ/ o
Near-open /ɐ/ â
Open /a/ a


Diphthongs
IPA Grapheme
/aj/ ai
/aw/ au
/ɐw/ âu
/ɛw/ eu
/ew/ eu
/ɛj/ ei/ê
/ej/ ei/ê
/ɔj/ oi
/ow/ ou
  • ê - stressed, ei - unstressed


Consonant phonemes of Coroanês
Bilabial consonant Labiodental-
labiodental
Dental consonant/
Alveolar consonant
Postalveolar-
Postalveolar
Palatal consonant Velar consonant Glottal consonant Uvular consonant
Nasal stop /m/ m /n/ n /ɲ/ gn /ŋ/ ng
Plosive consonant /p/ p /b/ b /t/ t /d/ d /k/ c /ɡ/ g
Fricative consonant /f/ f /s/ s /z/ z /ʃ/ x /ʒ/ j /h/ r /ʀ/ r
Affricate consonant /tʃ/ tx (?) /dʒ/ d
Lateral consonant /w/ uV /l/ l /ɫ/ l
Trill consonant /r/ r
Flap consonant /ɾ/ r
Approximate consonant /j/ Ø

Notes

  • /w/ - u+open vowel --> ua, , uo - /wa wɐ wo/ Also appears in falling diphthongs
  • /ɫ/ - l+open vowel (word-initial)
  • /d͡ʒ/ - d+closed front vowel --> di, de - /d͡ʒi d͡ʒe/
  • /j/ - Ø. Only appears in falling diphthongs
  • /ʀ/ - word final r with preceding a --> -ar - /aʀ/

Changes

Sounds Lost:

  • /β/ to /b/-
  • /ʎ/
  • /ts/
  • /dz/

Sounds Gained:

  • /ɐ/ - â
  • /w/ - qu+open vowel
  • /ŋ/ - ng
  • /ɫ/ - l+open vowel (word-initial only)
  • /j/ - Ø. only appears in diphthongs
  • /h/ - word-initial r

Other Changes:

  • rt/lt to r/l
  • word-final 's' to Ø Not counting plural marker
  • nd/nt to d/t
  • unstressed o to /u/
  • latin /o:/ to /u/


Vowel phonemes allowed in unstressed possition - /a i o/

A lingua coroanêsa' /'a 'lɪŋ.wa kuɾ.u.a.nejs.a/(?)

Numbers

Number Cardinal Ordinal
0 zero
1 un primêro
2 do seguno
3 trê terso
4 quatro quaro
5 sinco quito
6 sêsto
7 seti setimo
8 oxo oxabo
9 nobi nobeno
10 désimo
11 onzi dêsimo primêro
12 dozi dêsimo seguno
13 trêzi dêsimo terso
14 catorzi dêsimo quaro
15 quinzi déccimo quito
16 dêsi dêcimo sêsto
17 dêseti dêcimo setimo
18 dêioxo dêcimo oxabo
19 dêinobi dêcimo nobeno
20 biti bijesimo
21 biti i un bijesimo primêro
22 biti i do bijesimo seguno
30 trita tijesimo
31 trita i un trijesimo primêro
40 quareta quatrajesimo
50 sincueta quiquajesimo
60 sêseta sêstajesimo
70 seteta - seta setajesimo
80 oxeta oxojesimo
90 nobeta nonajesimo
100 sen sentêsimo

Playin' Around

  • I = eo
  • you = vose, tu
  • he, she = ele, ela
  • they = eles, elas
  • we =no
  • the man = o omem
  • the woman = a muler
  • the boy = o neno
  • the girl = a nina


eo gosto de cabalos - I like [the] horses

eo so um omem - I am a man /ɛo sɔ um 'om.ɛm/

voses sou itelijentes - you.pl are smart /vu'ses sow 'i.tel.i.ʒen.tɛs/