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Is the name of the letter 'y' is or ix? You use both.

stevo

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 2:16 PM, J. Snow <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'm relatively new to the conlang game, and although I have a ways to go
> with my first conlang, Sironu, I'm far enough to where I would like to see
> what
> other people make of it.
>
> Orthography:
>
> Because Sironu is originally derived from Latin and is largely influenced
> by
> English and Spanish, the alphabet reflects that. This was done on purpose.
>
> A (alfa)- pronounced like "AH" as in father in General American
> B (bet)
> D (dal)
> E (epo)- pronounced "AY" as in day
> É (épa)- pronounced "IH" as in click
> F (fi)
> G (gan)
> Jyos- Jyos is somewhat complicated; it is transliterated as the "J" sound
> when
> at the beginning of a word and in front of a vowel, as I (pronounced "EE"
> as in
> speed) when at the beginning of a word and followed by a consenant, is
> inside
> a word and not after an alfa, or at the end of a word, and the "Y" sound
> when
> inside a word and in front of another vowel.
> K (kaf)
> L (lam)
> M (mo)
> N (nu)
> P (pil)
> O (oh)- sounded like in Spanish; somewhere between "OH" and "OO"
> H (hen)- is silent except when at the beginning of a word, where it says
> "H"
> Q (ku)- is pronounced "K"
> R (ram)- is rolled
> S (san)
> T (tas)
> V (vat)
> W (wav)
> X (ix)- pronounced "S"
> Z (zi)
> U (ut)- "OO" as in blue
>
> With the exception of "is", all of the letters' names begin with the sound
> it
> represents.
>
> Grammar:
>
> At the moment, Sironu is SOV
>
> The second-to-last syllable is always stressed unless it is a noun of the
> second form of masculine form. (the first form ends in -u, -o, -op, and
> -ut;
> the second is -x, -k, -ék, and -nox)
>
> Nouns have three genders, feminine-masculine-neuter, and four cases,
> accusative, nominative, dative, and genitive
> -articles and adjectives agree with their nouns
>
> "is" and "kaf" cannot be in front of a or é, and "san" and "kaf" can't be
> in front
> of u and o. The only exception is the word "su" ("the", masc. form)
>
> Verbs are conjugated as past, present and future, and each tense has a
> negative form
> - the word "po" is placed before a verb to make it imperfect (rinneren,
> (to)
> run, vs. po rinneren, is/am running)
>
> Any comments, advice, questions, criticism, etc. is certainly welcomed.
>