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Այբուբենը Կշուրնե - Kyuren Alphabet
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the most sinful writing system ever created
This public article was written by litrobotix, and last updated on 12 Mar 2021, 07:27. Editing of this article is shared with Kşurne Vaxanz.

[comments] [history] Menu 1. Alphabet 2. Spelling/Reading, i.e. fucked up allophony
[top]Alphabet


LetterNameRomanizationPronunciation
Աա
այբ
a
/a/, [æ], [ɔ], [ə]
Բբ
բեն
b
/b/
Գգ
գիմ
g
/g/, [d͡ʑ]
Դդ
դա
d
/d/, [ð̞]
Եե
յեջ
e
/e/
Զզ
զա
z
/z/, [ʒ]
Էէ
էկ
ê, ē
/ɛ/
Ըը
ըտ
ə, ë
/ə/
Ժժ
ժէ
q, ž, dh
/ð̞/
Իի
ինի
i
/i/, [ɐ]
Լլ
լուն
l
/l/
Խխ
խէ
x
/x/
Կկ
կեն
k
/k/, [t͡ɕ]
Կւ կւ
կւան
kw, kw
/kʷ/
Հհ
հո
h
[h]
Ղղ
ղէ
ğ, ġ
/ɣ/
Ճճ
ճէ
ç, č̣
/ɕ/
Մմ
մեն
m
/m/, [n], [ŋ]
Յյ
յի
y
/j/
Նն
նու
n
/n/, [ŋ], [ɲ], [m]
Շշ
շա
ş, š
/ʃ/
Ոո
վո
o
/o/
Ու ու
ուս
u
/u/, [ɨ]
Պպ
պէ
p
/p/
Ջջ
ջէ
j, ǰ
/d͡ʑ/, [t͡ɕ]
Սս
սէ
s
/s/, [ʒ]
Վվ
վեւ
v
/v/
Տտ
տուն
t
/t/, [tʲ]
Րր
րէ
r
/r/
Ււ
խուն
w
/w/
Թթ
թո
th, t'
/θ̞/
Ֆֆ
ֆէ
f
/f/
Օօ
օտ
â, ò
/ɒ/


[top]Spelling/Reading, i.e. fucked up allophony


The letter ի is pronounced as [ɐ] before nasal consonants:
- շինակ şinak [ʃɐˈnɔk] "bird"
- սիմակ simak [sɐˈmɔk] "favourite"

The letter ա is pronounced [æ] before a consonant and ե, [ɔ] before velar consonants, and [ə] before ւ.
- կարեմօն karemân [ˈkæremɒn] "hero"
- խազենա xazena [ˈxæzena] "cost"
- վակւօդ vakwâd [vɔˈkʷɒð̞] "study"
- վաշագ vaşag [vaˈʃɔg] "bedroom"
- ջաւօդ jawâd [d͡ʑəˈwɒð̞] "forever"
- աւտո awto [əwˈto] "car"

The letter ջ is pronounced as [t͡ɕ] word finally:
- մարջ marj [mart͡ɕ] "man"
- վանէջ vanêj [vaˈnɛt͡ɕ] "north"

The letters կ and գ are pronounced [t͡ɕ] and [d͡ʑ] before front vowels, though not word initially:
- յերկիր yerkir [jerˈt͡ɕir] "country"
- նեկետ neket [ˈɲet͡ɕet] "during"
- Նորվէգիյե Norvêgiye [norˈvɛd͡ʑije] "Norway"
- վագեր vager [ˈvæd͡ʑer] "fire"

The letters մ and ն assimilate to the following consonant, and ն is pronounced [ɲ] before front vowels:
- ջենկ jenk [d͡ʑeŋk] "war"
- պարանգ parang [paˈraŋg] "copper"
- խանեվօդ xanevâd [ˈxæɲevɒð̞] "family"
- Կշուրնե Kşurne [ˈkʃurɲe] "Kyuren"

The letter հ is not pronounced word finally:
- նեզդեհ nezdeh [ˈɲezde] "close"
- պասոհ pasoh [ˈpaso] "information"

The letters ս, զ, and շ are pronounced [ʒ] before ն:
- խազնր xaznr [ˈxaʒnər] "cost"
- եզնը eznə [ˈeʒnə] "ox"

The letter դ is pronounced [ð̞] post-vocalically:
- դադ dad [dað̞] "milk"
- մադրեսէ madresê [mað̞reˈsɛ] "school"

The letter (sometimes considered a digraph, especially in academia) ու is pronounced [ɨ] before nasal consonants:
- գանուն ganun [gaˈnɨn] "law"
- սաբուն sabun [saˈbɨn] "soap"
- դում dum [dɨm] "smoke"
- ջումխուրիյե jumxuriye [d͡ʑɨmˈxurije] "republic"

The letter լ is pronounced [ʊ̯] after a vowel and before a consonant, and the letter combination ուլ is pronounced [u:]:
- բալդուր baldur [baʊ̯ˈdur] "calf"
- խալգեվադ xalgevad [ˈxaʊ̯gevað̞] "community"
- բալկոն balkon [baʊ̯ˈkon] "balcony"
- սալխր salxr [ˈsaʊ̯xər] "flay"
- պուլսար pulsar [ˈpu:sar] "greedy"
- Բուլղօրստօն Bulğârstân [bu:ˈɣɒrstɒn] "Bulgaria"

The letter տ is pronounced [tʲ] after լ:
- կուլտուր kultur [ˈku:tʲur] "culture"
- կոբալտ kobalt [koˈbaʊ̯tʲ] "cobalt"
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