|Nouns decline according to...|
|Verbs conjugate according to...|
Égheir is an Irish-Germanic hybrid language due to former unknown colonisation projects. The standard form is given here, which is based on the educated speech.
The language is a mixture of Irish, Dutch, German, English, some Scandinavian influences and also some from unknown sources (probably from the pre-colony period).
Unlike the Irish language there is no real distinction between broad and slender consonants, due to the difficulties which occures between the early colonists (this doesn't mean that there is no influence of the broad/slender distinction). Although the broad/slender characteristic wasn't totally abandoned by everyone which led to "ʷ" (labialised) and "ʰ" (aspirated) sometimes.
|Flap or tap|
Because of disagreement between different parts of society (linguists) there are two alphabet systems. The common alphabet is the standard alphabet, because those are the only letters which can occur in (native) words. While the extended alphabet is designed to reflect different sounds, but this is rejected by most common people because of the complexity and the ambiguous composition of it (a.k.a. the scientific alphabet).
Common alphabet: a b c d e f g h i j l m n o p r s t u v x
Extended alphabet: a á b bh c d e é f g gh h i í j l m mh n o ó p r s sc t u ú v x
Sounds and letter combinationsEdit
|a||ɑ||b||b, p||clu||kl, klʷ |
|á||ɑu||bh||bʰ, bʷ, β̞ ||scu||sk|
|xt / χt |
|au||ɔːi||d||dʰ, t |
|i||ɪ / iː ||h||h, ɦ |
|í||iː / ɪ ||j||j|
|iú||ju||mh||mʰ, mʷ, β̞ |
|ó||o , oʊ ||nd||n, nʰ, ndʰɘ |
|u||ʏ , y ||r||r|
|v||v, β̞ |
|x / χ |
Other combinations are also possible, but then they are spoken seperatly.
-  at the end of a word the letter i is pronounced as [iː], while everywhere else in a word it is pronounced as [ɪ].
-  at the end of a word the letter í is pronounced as [ɪ], while everywhere else in a word it is pronounced as [iː].
-  the pronounciation of the letter depends on the speaker, and can even be different than shown here. Mostly the first pronounciation shown is the most common one.
-  only at the end of word the letter d is pronounced as [t].