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Purpose Edit

Aenglish is supposed to be a representation of what Modern English might have looked like if the Invasion of England by William the Conqueror (1066 CE) didn't happen and French had not influenced Old English.

Phonology Edit

Consonants Edit

Labial Labio-Dental Dental Alveolar Post-Alveolar Palatal Velar
Nasals m n (ŋ)
Stops p, b t,d k, g
Fricatives f (v) θ (ð) s ʃ ç x (ɣ)
Affricatives tʃ, dʒ
Approximants l j w
Trills r

Consonant Allophones Edit

Notes: allophones are written in brackets(). The allophones are as following:

  • /ŋ/ is an allophone that occurs when /n/ and a velar sound are adjacent to each other (much like in Modern English).
  • /ɣ/ is an allophone of /g/ when /g/ is between two voiced vowels.
  • /ð/ and /θ/ are completely interchangeable, /θ/ is pronounced /ð/ when between two vowels or adjacent to a voiced consonant.
  • Same rules apply to /v/ which is an allophone of /f/ when between two vowels or adjacent to a voiced consonant.

Vowels Edit

Front Back
Close [i] , [ɪ], [y] [u], [ʊ]
Mid [e], [ɛ] [o]
Open [a]

[ɑ]

Vowel Diphthongs Edit

First

Element

Short Long
Close ɪu iu
Mid ɛo eo
Open

Stress Rule Edit

In Aenglish there is a consistent stress rule (much like Old English). The only exceptions were loanwords from Latin and Old Norse and etc. the rule is as follows: the first syllable is always stressed unless its a prefix in which case, the first 'non-prefixed' syllable is stressed.

Orthography Edit

A-/ɑ/ Æ - /a/ B- /b/ C*- /k/ and /tʃ/ Ch-/ç/ Cg-/dʒ/ D- /d/ E-/ɛ/ Ē- /e/ F-/f/ and /v/ G**- /g/ and /ɣ/ H- /x/ I-/ɪ/ Ī-/i/ J-/j/ K-/k/ L - /l/ M-/m/ N-/n/ O-/o/ P-/p/ R-/r/ S-/s/ Sc- /ʃ/ and /sk/ T- /t/ Th- /θ/ and /ð/ U-/ʊ/ Ū-/u/ W-/w/ X-/ks/ Y-/y/

Spelling IPA English Notes
A /ɑ/ farm
Æ /a/ cat
B /b/ brother
C /k/ or /tʃ/ cat or child When adjacent to a, o, u or y. C is pronounced /k/. Otherwise it is usually pronounced /tʃ/
Ch /ç/ ich (German)
Cg /dʒ/ edge
D /d/ daughter
E /ɛ/ memory
Ē /e/ 1st sound in eight
F /f/ or /v/ field or heaven See the Consonant Allophones section for more information.
G /g/ or /ɣ/ goose or sagen(German) See the Consonant Allophones section for more information.
H /x/ loch
I /ɪ/ sit
Ī /i/ feet
J /j/ year
K /k/ king K is only used if C cannot be used to represent /k/
L /l/ land
M /m/ mother
N /n/ note
Ng /ŋg/ sing
Nk /ŋk/ sink
O /o/ first sound in oat
P /p/ parent
R /r/ carro (Spanish)
S /s/ same
Sc /ʃ/ or /sk/ shame or scam
T /t/ tame
Th /θ/ and /ð/ thanks or that
U /ʊ/ book
Ū /u/ flu
W /w/ wait
X /ks/ axe
Y /y/ typisch (German) Pronounced like German ü

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