This is what the vowels in Calenyena look like right now:
(Those in green are the most common transcriptions)
|ī||ai||"eye," as in light||aɪ|
|i||i||as in sit, shit, hit||ɪ|
|a||ah, aa||as in car, lob, off, mosque||ɑː|
|â||a||as in cat, stab, mask||æ|
|e||eh, e||as in let, enter, set||ɛ|
|ē||ie, ee||as in reed, mead, sheet||iː|
|u||uh, u||as in mud, usher, uncle||ʌ|
|ō||o||as in note, road, roast||oʊ|
|ū||oo||as in roost, newt, lute||uː|
Note: My accent is northeastern US. These words sound right in my accent; I understand they won’t work for everyone. Recording to follow someone in the next few days.
The main problems are twofold:
One: the line-over-the-vowel; I can’t find the high ascii number cheat for these, meaning they’re a pain in the butt to put in any word.
Two: I have trouble remembering some of them, because my default is to spell things with two vowels in place of one vowel sound, a la english. Having a long E with one letter on the page is just sort of weird for me.
Looking for potential other options, pls.
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