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Saqoic orthography
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The Saqoic Script and how it's read and written.
This public article was written by scandalous, and last updated on 7 Oct 2018, 08:41.

[comments] Menu 1. History of the Saqoic Script 2. Saqoic Phonotactics 3. Initial Consonants 4. Initial Consonant Clusters 5. Vowels 6. Diphthongs 7. Final Consonants 8. Final Consonant Clusters 9. Saqoic punctuation
[top]History of the Saqoic Script

Although the Saqoic languages have been spoken for around 2000 years, the Saqoic language was written for 500 years, when the Saqoic people who settled in the south of Terredae, now known as Saqoidae, came in contact with the Terredaic, and then discovered, learnt and adopted the Terredaic Script for the Saqoic language. During the inauguration of the Saqoic script, many Terredaic consonants and vowels, and all the tones, not found in Saqoic were stripped away, and diphthong glides and final consonants were raised. Consonant clusters and diphthongs are also written in Saqoic in a sequence.
[top]Saqoic Phonotactics

All Saqoic syllables must have at least, one initial consonant and one vowel. Syllables may also have diphthongs, and up to one consonant cluster, either initial or final. All consonant clusters have a [ɾ] glide, which may only cluster with voiceless consonants (with the exception of [h] finally), nasals (with the exception of [ɲ] initially) and sibilants. [a], [e], and [o] cannot appear in the same diphthong. [h] can not appear finally. Loanwords may not follow these rules.
[top]Initial Consonants

b (No conscript set up)p (No conscript set up)d (No conscript set up)t (No conscript set up)g (No conscript set up)k (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)h (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)v (No conscript set up)m (No conscript set up)f (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)n (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)r (No conscript set up)l (No conscript set up)ċ (No conscript set up)s (No conscript set up)c (No conscript set up)y (No conscript set up)w (No conscript set up)j (No conscript set up)
[b][pʰ][d][tʰ][g][kʰ][ɣ][h][x][β][m][ɸ][ɲ][n][ŋ][ɾ][l][t͡s][s][q][j][w][ɥ]
bpdtgkqhxvmfnynngrltsscywj


[top]Initial Consonant Clusters

Initial clusters consists of a consonant, plus r (No conscript set up). Not all consonants can be part of an initial consonant cluster. If there is an initial consonant cluster, there cannot be a final consonant cluster.
pr (No conscript set up)tr (No conscript set up)kr (No conscript set up)hr (No conscript set up)mr (No conscript set up)nr (No conscript set up)ṅr (No conscript set up)ċr (No conscript set up)sr (No conscript set up)
[pɾ][tɾ][kɾ][hɾ][mɾ][nɾ][ŋɾ][t͡sɾ][sɾ]
prtrkrhrmrnrngrtsrsr

[top]Vowels

Vowel letters are mandatory in each syllable and always appear on top of a consonant, in the case below, by the null consonant ʌ (No conscript set up). However the vowel letters can appear on any initial consonant/cluster.
ʌa (No conscript set up)ʌe (No conscript set up)ʌi (No conscript set up)ʌu (No conscript set up)ʌo (No conscript set up)
[a][e][ɪ][ʊ][o]
aeiuo

[top]Diphthongs

ʌaɅI (No conscript set up)*ʌaɅU (No conscript set up)*ʌeɅI (No conscript set up)*ʌeɅU (No conscript set up)*ʌiɅA (No conscript set up)ʌiɅE (No conscript set up)ʌiɅU (No conscript set up)*ʌiɅO (No conscript set up)ʌuɅA (No conscript set up)ʌuɅE (No conscript set up)ʌuɅI (No conscript set up)*ʌuɅO (No conscript set up)ʌoɅI (No conscript set up)*ʌoɅU (No conscript set up)*
[aɪ][aʊ][eɪ][eʊ][ɪa][ɪe][ɪʊ][ɪo][ʊa][ʊe][ʊɪ][ʊo][oɪ][oʊ]
aiaueieuiaieiuiouaueuiuooiou

*If a consonant/cluster does not follow, ɅI (No conscript set up) and ɅU (No conscript set up) respectively becomes Y (No conscript set up) and W (No conscript set up)
[top]Final Consonants

Final Consonants are shifted up, unlike their Initial Consonant counterparts.
B (No conscript set up)P (No conscript set up)D (No conscript set up)T (No conscript set up)G (No conscript set up)K (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)V (No conscript set up)M (No conscript set up)F (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)N (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)R (No conscript set up)L (No conscript set up)Ċ (No conscript set up)S (No conscript set up)C (No conscript set up)Y (No conscript set up)W (No conscript set up)J (No conscript set up)
[b][pʰ][d][tʰ][g][kʰ][ɣ][x][β][m][ɸ][ɲ][n][ŋ][ɾ][l][t͡s][s][q][j][w][ɥ]
bpdtgkqxvmfnynngrltsscywj


[top]Final Consonant Clusters

Final consonant clusters consist of R (No conscript set up), plus a consonant. Not all consonants can be part of a final consonant cluster. If there is a final consonant cluster, there cannot be an initial consonant cluster.
RP (No conscript set up)RT (No conscript set up)RK (No conscript set up)RM (No conscript set up)RṆ (No conscript set up)RN (No conscript set up)RṄ (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)RS (No conscript set up)
[ɾp][ɾt][ɾk][ɾm][ɾɲ][ɾn][ɾŋ][ɾt͡s][ɾs]
rprtrkrmrnyrnrngrtsrs

[top]Saqoic punctuation


The punctuation of Saqoic untimately derives from Terredaic, therefore consists of 6 basic shapes . , ‘ ’ ? (No conscript set up)and ! (No conscript set up). Other sets of punctuation are added with extensions.

. (No conscript set up), (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)? (No conscript set up)! (No conscript set up)
periodcommaleft primary speech markright primary speech markquestion markexclaimation mark
: (No conscript set up); (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)
colonsemicolonleft secondary speech markright secondary speech markquexclaimation markellipsis
- (No conscript set up)/ (No conscript set up)( (No conscript set up)) (No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)(No conscript set up)
hyphensolidusleft bracketright bracketirony markrhetorical mark
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