Jel

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Phonology

Consonants

Consonants carry an inherent schwa that is deleted when the consonant may be analyzed in coda position, or when followed by a nuclear vowel.

p t k b d th s z sh j h w r y l ch x

Labial Alveolar Post-Alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Plosives Voiceless p ‹p› t ‹t› k ‹k› q ‹q›
Voiced b ‹b› d ‹d› g ‹g›
Fricatives Voiceless θ ‹th› s ‹s› ʃ ‹sh› h ‹h›
Voiced z ‹z› ʒ ‹j›
Nasals m ‹m› n ‹n›
Approximants ɹ ‹r› j ‹y› w ‹w›
Laterals ɫ ‹l›
Affricates ts ‹ts› tʃ ‹ch› ks ‹x›

/x/ → [s] → [z] / #_ /ʒ/ → [dʒ] / #_

Vowels

Front Central Back
High ɪ ‹i›
i(ː) ‹ee›
ʉ ‹u› u(ː) ‹oo›
Mid-High e ‹ei›
Mid-Low ɛ ‹e› ɔ ‹o›
Low a~æ ‹a›

Jel seems to lack diphthongs, although may have vowel progressions such as ‹ao› /æɔ/.