Halfling Language

Phonology

Vowels

Vowels may be long or short.
Front Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open æ ɒ

Consonants

Labial Alveolar Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive p t k ʔ
Ejective
Aspirate
Fricative f s (x) h
Approximant w l

Syllables

Syllable structure is V, VV, VN, CV, CVV, CVN, CLV, CLVV, CLVN where V is any vowel, C is any consonant, N is any nasal, and L is any approximant.

Orthography

Parn Glyph Roman Phonetic Notes
P.png p /p/
E.png a /æ/
R.png ' /ʔ/
N.png n /n/
G.png ng /ŋ/
O.png o /o/
K.png k /k/
T.png t /t/
IE.png ia /iæ/
W.png w /w/
L.png l /l/
U.png u /u/
Z.png z /s/, [z] used for /s/ between two vowels, realised as [z] in some dialects
EI.png e /e/
M.png m /m/
B.png b /p/, [b] used for /p/ between two vowels, realised as [b] in some dialects
I.png i /i/
D.png d /t/, [d] used for /t/ between two vowels, realised as [d] in some dialects
H.png h /h/
V.png v /f/, [v] used for /f/ between two vowels, realised as [v] in some dialects
F.png f /f/
UO.png /uɒ/
S.png s /s/
A.png å /ɒ/
Digraphs
P.pngR.png p' /pʼ/
P.pngH.png ph /pʰ/
K.pngR.png k' /kʼ/
K.pngH.png kh /kʰ/, [x] /kʰ/ is realised as [x] between vowels or before /l/ in some dialects
T.pngR.png t' /tʼ/
T.pngH.png th /tʰ/

Morphology

Lexicon

A
ām /ˈæːm/ pron nom we
E
elen /ˈelen/ adj long
F
Felinsam /ˈfelinsæm/ n the Halfling homeland in Scoeras
fwihea /fwiˈheæ/ nmf steep slope, escarpment
H
/ˈheː/ num two
'
'oda /ˈʔotæ/ pron nom that
I
ifi /ˈifi/ adj small
in /ˈin/ num one
K
kång /ˈkɒŋ/ adj big
kia /ˈkiæ/ pron nom this
kibån /ˈkipɒn/ nmf (halfling) person
L
Leda /ˈletæ/ f Feminine personal name
M
mwom /ˈmwom/ pron nom what
mwu /ˈmwu/ pron nom who
NG
ngo /ˈŋo/ pron nom you
O
ō /ˈoː/ pron nom I
Othlo /ˈotʰlo/ m Masculine personal name
P
phe /ˈpʰe/ adv not
S
sipuk'å /siˈpukʼɒ/ n fish
T
taukwu /ˈtæukwu/ f woman, adult female (halfling)
thop'e /ˈtʰopʼe/ m man, adult male (halfling)
U
umiå /ˈumiɒ/ pron all
W
wweia /ˈwːe.iæ/ pron many
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