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Fairy Speak [JDI]
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Typology Progressing 992 words Fairy Speak
Rɛtoya
[ɺɛtoja]*
Registered by NightTerror6 on 28 November 2018
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersFairy Speak is spoken by a population of around 10,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Fairy Speak Fairy Speak, but version 2 with lots more phonemes and fun things.

An isolate from the vast forest that fairies inhabit.

Currently undergoing some major changes, so if things look incomplete, don't be surprised.
Sample of Fairy Speak[view] pœbâʃ fɛþ þeyaŋ ʃəno.

I am 10 years old.
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Latest vocabulary
pœfadvleast
jœfadveventually
Language family relationships
Language treeIsolates
 ⤷ Isolate languages
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[view] About IsolatesThis is a family for isolate languages.
[view] Gâʃax (Clicks)A dialect that is mostly different from Rɛtoya in the way that it uses clicks instead of the normal phonology set. It's usage is secretive and to be secretive. Also for sore throats.
All phonemes from its parent language are replaced by a click, and glottal stops are dropped.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m     n     ŋ  
Plosive p b     t d     k g ʔ
Fricative [ɸ]1 [β]2 f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ   x [h]3
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ      
Lateral approximant       l        
Lateral flap       ɺ        
Approximant           j    
  1. In feminine speech, allophone of /f/
  2. In feminine speech, allophone of /v/
  3. In feminine speech, allophone of /x/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid e [ø]1     o
Mid     ə  
Open-mid ɛ œ     ʌ ɔ [ɔ:]2
Near-open æ      
Open a [a:]3      
Polyphthongs ɛœ
  1. Represented as é, allophone of /e/
  2. Represented as ɔ́, allophone of /ɔ/
  3. Represented as á, allophone of /a/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Fairy Speak. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Fairy SpeakOrthography
Aa/a/Ææ/æ/Ââ/aʊ/Bb/b/Ðð/ð/Ee/e/Ff/f/Ʃʃ/ʃ/Hh[h]1
Ʌʌ/ʌ/Ii/i/Jj/d͡ʒ/Əə/ə/Ɛɛ/ɛ/Ɛ́ ɛ́/ɛœ/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/
Nn/n/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Ɪɪ/ɪ/Oo/o/Pp/p/ɸ/ɸ/, [ɸ]2Qq/t͡ʃ/Rr/ɺ/Ss/s/
Þþ/θ/Tt/t/Ɔɔ/ɔ/Uu/u/Xx/x/, [h]Yy/j/Œœ/œ/'/ʔ/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. In feminine speech
  2. In feminine speech
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Fairy Speak Grammar
A yet expanding account of grammar conventions in Fairy Spea...
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Typological information for Fairy Speak

Adjective agreementNumber
Base counting systemQuinary (5)
GendersMasculine/Feminine/Neuter
Primary word orderVSO
Primary writing systemOther

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