Merhaba!
 
Etak wrote:
 
"In a fit of creativity (aided by alot of snow...I didn't go to college for a day)
 
Me too... :)
 
"I've completed a goodly portion of my conlang's grammar.
 
Great! Could you show it to us??
 
"My conlang is called Tarnese (as it is spoken on the fictious Isle of Tarn) or Tar/ner|da\zh as the natives would say (literally, home-lang).  [/] represents a rising tone.  [\] represents a falling tone.  [|] represents a level tone.  The Rs are not pronounced but they change the vowels (like British English...dialects that don't pronounce Rs) which is why I put the tone marks after them.  Can anyone tell me a better way to write the tones?
 
Why not use a system like this: a for level tone, (= a-circumflex) for rising tone, and (= a-trema) for falling tone?
 
Could you describe how r affects the vowels? It would be interesting to see how this works.
 
"One last question...my conlang doesn't have an h but in the Romanization I have th, dh, sh, and zh for T, D, S, and Z (I think I've got the IPA right).
 
You've got the IPA right, but it's actually the X-Sampa ASCIIification scheme for the IPA. I would also write: in /slashes/.
 
"Does this use of h seem kind of odd because the soud itself doesn't exist in my conlang?  Can anyone sugest a better way of writing the digraphs?
Yeah, if you don't dislike diacritics, you can use (called eth) and (called thorn) for /D/ and /T/, respectively. These letters are used in Icelandic. As for /S/ and /Z/: you could write /S/ as x (that is, if you aren't already using x for something else; like in Maltese, Basque, Mayan etc.), and /Z/ you could write as j (again, unless you aren't using it already; as in French, Turkish etc.).
 
So if you adopt my scheme, you might have Trnerdj instead of Tar/ner|da\zh.
 
Happy conlanging!
 
--Trebor