Zhuori

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Zhuori is the language spoken by the upper class in a currently unnamed commission project by Elmer Johnson.

Orthography

Zhuori uses an abugida, which is a work in progress.

Phonology

Consonants

Bilabial Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive Unvoiced p ‹P› t ‹T› k ‹K›
Voiced b ‹B› d ‹D› g ‹G›
Nasal m ‹M› n ‹N› ŋ ‹NG›
Fricative Unvoiced ɸ ‹F› θ ‹TH› s ‹S› ʃ ‹SH›
Voiced β ‹V› z ‹Z› ʒ ‹ZH›
Approximant r ‹R› j ‹J› h ‹H›
Lateral l ‹L›

Vowels

Vowel length is phonemic.

Front Central Back
High i ‹I› · y ‹Y› ʉ ‹U› u ‹O›
Mid e ‹E› ə o ‹Ǫ›
Low a ‹A›

Diphthongs

Zhuori has many diphthongs, both rising and falling.

Rising:

IPA Orth.
AY
AU
EY
OU
UY

Falling:

IPA Orth.
ia YA
YU
ʉʊ UO

Phonotactics

Appropriate complex onsets (word-initial) include: ST, SR, SK, TR and KR.
Appropriate complex codas (word-final) include: ST, TS, RS, SK, KS, RT, and RK.