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Riverspeak
Vani
[Kɪ]
Registered by Vaka on 2 March 2021
Language type Mixed
Species Human/humanoid
About Riverspeak Riverspeak is a minimalist language with less than 100 root words. It uses unique grammatical features to be able to say a variety of things with such a small vocabulary.
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Latest vocabulary
sakanyonkindness
wavonjustice
kasanjoy
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n   ɲ1      
Plosive p2 b3   t d       k g ʔ4
Fricative ɸ5 β6 θ7 s ʃ8     x9 h ɦ
Affricate     t͡s10 d͡z11          
Lateral approximant     l          
Lateral fricative     ɬ12          
Approximant     ɹ13   j14 w15    
  1. latest phoneme added (alongside /w/)
  2. Specifically made not to have drifted to an /f/
  3. least favorite phoneme in the language, I do not like the /b/ sound.
  4. As written in other languages, special cases only
  5. replaced with /f/ grapheme for easier understanding
  6. same as /ɸ/
  7. written this way in order to improve understanding
  8. written this way to improve understanding
  9. can be written /ch/ if wanted in certain dialects
  10. Written as two letters in latin alphabet
  11. Same as last one
  12. only phoneme represented by three letters.
  13. written as presented in english
  14. written to be better for english readers
  15. latest phoneme alongside /ɲ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Back
Close     u
Near-close   ɪ1  
Close-mid     o
Open a    
  1. only vowel written differently, can be pronounced as /i/ as well
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Riverspeak. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 RiverspeakOrthography
'/ʔ/1Aa/a/Bb/b/2Dd/d/DZ dz/d͡z/3Ff/ɸ/4Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/ɪ/5Kk/k/
Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/NY ny/ɲ/6Oo/o/Pp/p/7Rr/ɹ/8Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/9SHL shl/ɬ/10
Tt/t/TH th/θ/11TS ts/t͡s/12Uu/u/Vv/β/13Ww/w/14Xx/x/15Yy/j/16
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. As written in other languages, special cases only
  2. least favorite phoneme in the language, I do not like the /b/ sound.
  3. Same as last one
  4. replaced with /f/ grapheme for easier understanding
  5. only vowel written differently, can be pronounced as /i/ as well
  6. latest phoneme added (alongside /w/)
  7. Specifically made not to have drifted to an /f/
  8. written as presented in english
  9. written this way to improve understanding
  10. only phoneme represented by three letters.
  11. written this way in order to improve understanding
  12. Written as two letters in latin alphabet
  13. same as /ɸ/
  14. latest phoneme alongside /ɲ/
  15. can be written /ch/ if wanted in certain dialects
  16. written to be better for english readers
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