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Şav’ĥmad, literally "The world's language", is a language spoken in a very incomplete world that I recently started realizing after having kept it inside my mind for months. As such, this language is also very incomplete, and big changes might happen before (if ever) I consider it to be complete. Its phonology is meant to sound very harsh but also very beautiful, while its grammar is intended to be rather logical, but in no means easy or simple. I intend to make it a very verstatile language, so that a speaker can truly convey what he had in his mind.
Şav’ĥmad is my first serious conlang, and therefore it will take lots of influence from my native tongue Finnish as well as from English. Still I strive to make it very different from either of these languages by learning about linguistics and taking cues from what I've read. Şav’ĥmad is an a priori -language, meaning its words will not be generated from real languages.
Letters inside parentheses represent written alphabets in Şav’ĥmad.
|Plosive||k (k)||q (k̂)|
|Fricative||f (v), v (v)||s (s)||ʃ (š), ʒ (j)||x (h)||χ (ĥ)|
|Flap or tap|
The vowels are mostly the same as in Finnish, except that I removed /y/ and replaced it with the nicer-sounding /ʊ/, and added the nasal vowels.
|Close||i (i)||u (u)|
|Mid||e (e), ø (ö)||o (o), õ (õ)|
|Open||ɑ (a), ɑ̃ (ã)|