Arveuneic - Part One
|From:||Dan Jones <feuchard@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 21, 2000, 23:24|
Well, now that Arveunan grammar and phonology ha settled down enough, I'm
starting to codify the grammar. I've started off with the sounds of the
language- tomorrow morphology (yay! my favourite!). Hope you enjoy, any
feedback would be much appreciated at all stages.
Presented below are the Arveunan names of the letters of the alphabet. Note
that x and w are not used, except in foreign words, and are pronounced /S/
and /v/, respectively.
Letter - Name - IPA pronunciation
a - a - /a/
b - bê - /be/
c - cê - /se/
d - dê - /de/
e - é - /E/
f - ef - /Ef/
g - gê - /Ze/
h - acá - /a'ka/
i - i - /i/
j - jota - /'Zot@/
l - él - /El/
m - ém - /Em/
n - én/En/
o - o - /O/
p - pê - /pe/
q - quê - /ke/
r - er - /Er/
s - es - /Es/
t - tê - /te/
u - u - /u/
v - vê - /ve/
y - ousilon - /oUsi'lon/
z - zêta - /'zeta/
The Arveunan stress rule is simple. If a word ends in a vowel or s (to mark
the plural), the stress is on the penultimate syllable. If the word ends in
a consonant except s, the stress lies on the last syllable. All other cases
are explicitly written with an accent on the vowel.
a or á is pronounced /a/ as in (southern) French, Spanish and Italian. About
the same sound as in English 'fat'. One should notice that an 'a' at the end
of the word is the feminine ending, which is pronounced /@/, as in the first
vowel of English 'agape'
e or é stands for the /E/ sound as in French 'été'. When e is unstressed,
its pronunciation tends to become /@/.
è stands for the /e/ sound: French 'belle'. About the same sound as in
English 'get'. When stressed, it is written ê.
i or í stands for the /i/ sound: French 'nid', Spanish 'mi, hijo'.About the
same sound as in English 'eke'
o or ó is to be read /o/ as in English office.
ò is pronounced /O/ sound, as in Spanish 'todo', French 'gros'; somewhere
between English 'got' and 'all'. When stressed it is written ô.
u or ú is to be read /u/ as in French 'tout', Italian 'tu'.
p,b,m,f,t,d,n, have about the same pronunciation as in English More
precisely, they are sounded as in French, Spanish or Italian i.e.
unaspirated and t, d and n are dental.
s is pronounced /s/, or /z/ between two vowels, as is the case in French and
sh is pronounced /S/ as in English.
c is sounded /k/ before all consonants, a,o and u. Before e or i, it is
pronounced /s/, as in French or English. Finally after i, it is pronounced
ch is pronounced /tS/ as in English (only found rarely).
cl is pronounced /gl/.
g is pronounced /g/ before a,o and u. Before e or i, it is pronounced /Z/,
as in French.
i is pronounced /j/ before other vowels.
j is pronounced /Z/.
l is pronounced /l/, as in French, Spanish. It may be sounded as the 'l'
sound in English 'call' at the end of syllables.
gl is pronounced /l_j/. It corresponds to Italian gli, Portuguese lh,
Castillan and Catalan ll.
gn is pronounced /n_j/ as in French and Italian.
qu is pronounced /k/. It is the usual method of representing this consonant
before e and i.
gu is pronounced /g/. It is the usual method of representing this consonant
before e and i.
r is pronounced /r/ trilled as in Spanish or Italian.
y is always pronounced /j/ as in English 'yes'
z is pronounced /z/.
ai stands for /ej/.
au stands for /O/.
èi stands for /Ej/.
èu stands for /Ew/.
ei stands for /ej/.
eu stands for /ew/.
iu stands for /ju/.
oi stands for /oj/.
ou stands for /oU/ or /u@/.
E souvein-te della veritát que se ja dissó,
And remember the truth that once was spoken,
Amer un autre es veder le visaic de Deu.
To love anonther person is to see the face of god.