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Terredaic orthography overview
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About Terredaic writing
This public article was written by scandalous, and last updated on 7 Jan 2019, 01:39.

[comments] Menu 1. The background of the Terredaic script in it's use 2. The Terredaic consonantal table 3. The Terredaic vocalic table 4. The Terredaic tonal table 5. Terredaic punctuation
[top]The background of the Terredaic script in it's use

The Terredaic script was developed by a crown princess in the State of Terredae in around 1000BC, and before that a logographic system was in place. This phonetic system was originally a phonetic guide to the old Terredaic logographic systems before it gradually replaced the script in it's entirety. It was created by the crown princess to help aid the population in reading the original logographs to increase literacy, however unintendingly, the script later dominated the original logographs by 1150BC. This script is supposed to be a logic based writing system where related consonants, vowels and tones having a related pattern.

[top]The Terredaic consonantal table


bpszż
[b][pʼ][pʰ][s][sj][z][zj]
dtț
[d][tʼ][tʰ][t͡sʰ][c][d͡z][ɟ]
gġkĉȼĵɉ
[g][kʼ][kʰ][t͡ʃ][t͡ɕ][d͡ʒ][d͡ʑ]
hšśžź
[ɣ][h][x][ʃ][ɕ][ʒ][ʑ]
vmfþxðq
[β][m][ɸ][θ][ç][ð][ʝ]
ncywj
[ɲ][n][ŋ][ɠ̥][j][w][ɥ]
rlċçʝ
[ɾ][l][t͡s][ʔˠ][ʔʲ][ʔʷ][ʔᶣ]

ʌ
(no consonantal value)

Typically the arrangement above is the normal arrangement above. However, the collation order goes as this: bḃpdḋtgġkḥhḣvmfṇnṅrlċsṡzżṱțḓḑĉȼĵɉšśžźþxðqcywjçẏẇʝʌ

[top]The Terredaic vocalic table


All the vowels are in diacritical forms, placed on top of consonants. In this table, the null consonant ʌ shall demonstrate the placement of the vowel diacritics. ʌ may be replaced by bḃpdḋtgġkḥhḣvmfṇnṅrlċsṡzżṱțḓḑĉȼĵɉšśžźþxðqcywjçẏẇor ʝ.

ʌaʌəʌäʌăʌâ
[a][ɛ][aɪ][aʊ][ɒ]

ʌoʌɵʌɔʌŏʌô
[o][œ][ɔ][oʊ][ʌ]

ʌiʌĭʌîʌuʌŭʌû
[ɪ][i][ɯ][ʊ][u][y]

ʌeʌëʌöʌӛʌӫ
[e][ei][oi][ɛɪ][œi]

ʌъ
(no vocalic value)


[top]The Terredaic tonal table


ɂƨзчƽƅø
[˧][˧˥][˧˩][˥][˩][˷˩˥](no tonal value)


In the summary, dictionary, and anything using the phonological set of Terredaic Script uses ʔ̥ as a tone indicator (to accommodate the Terredaic Script rendering because tone diacritics on letters that CWS set aside as the only tonal indications, just won't work with Terredaic) so ʔ̥̄=[˧]=ɂ, ʔ̥̌=[˧˥]=ƨ, ʔ̥̂=[˧˩]=з, ʔ̥́=[˥]=ч, ʔ̥̀=[˩]=ƽ, ʔ̰̥̌=[˷˩˥]=ƅ and ʔ̥ itself, is of no tonal value as well as ø.

[top]Terredaic punctuation


The punctuation of Terredaic consists of 6 basic shapes . , ‘ ’ ?and ! . Other sets of punctuation are added with extensions.

.,?!
periodcommaleft primary speech markright primary speech markquestion markexclaimation mark
:;
colonsemicolonleft secondary speech markright secondary speech markquexclaimation markellipsis
-/()
hyphensolidusleft bracketright bracketirony markrhetorical mark
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