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This public article was written by TheCrazyYankee, and last updated on 8 May 2018, 19:40.
1. Final Vowels
2. FormalityIn addition to the proper letters of the Tomerian alphabet there are also six common ligatures represented in unicode. I will detail them here.
This represents Tomerian's lone, true diphthong, [æɜ̯]. It has been stylized for symmetry. It is romanized "aë" instead of "eë."
The consonant-vowel sequence [zɛ] is common, especially at the beginning of words as well as being the durative case noun ending. May appear before the modifier letter ï for the long sequence [ze:].
[ʃɛ] is also a common sequence, alone it represents the proximal pronoun and determinator, as well as in words in general. May appear before the modifier letter ï for the long sequence [ʃe:].
A very common sequence. Words ending in [rɑ] are typically apart of the ending sequence [ɑrɑ], noting a feminine nominalization of a noun. That coupled with the fact that both Rez and Alev are very commonly-occurring letters in Tomerian, it is natural that they appear often together in such a sequence. Unlike the ligatures described before this one, the Rez has been reduced to a diacritic-like mark above the Alev.
A common ending for masculinely-nominalized verbs, as well as the masculine suffix "-ru" used for pronouns and certain animals.
The Mark of Dagad
This is actually the standard spelling of Dagad, the Tomerian creator deity. The symbol alone is pronounced [dɑgɑd], but changes to [dɑgdɑ] in compounds or declensions preceding a consonant, or in similar ways:
Vocative: `ä (dagd+ä) [dɑgdɒ]
Accusative: `t (dagda+t) [dɑgdɑt]
Dative: `eð (dagd+edh) [dɑgdɛð]