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|Nouns decline according to...|
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|E||/e/||D||/d/ ~ /ð/||N||/n/ ~ /ŋ/||Z||/z/|
- Á, Ó and Ú are umlauts and only appear in certain environments where they replace A, O or U.
- /ð/ is an allophone of /d/ in intervocalic position.
- /ŋ/ is an allophone of /n/ before velar plosives (/k/, /kʷ/ and /g/).
- Q never appears on its own - it is always combined with a (silent!) U.
- W doesn't have its own sound. It is only used for indicating vowel length.
Fölkis has three different vowel lengths - short vowels, long vowels or overlong vowels. All vowels can be short or long; only E, O and Ó can appear in all three lengths.
Short vowels are written with a single vowel followed by a doubled consonant or a consonant cluster. If a word ends in a short vowel (without a following consonant), a single letter represents the short vowel.
Long vowels are written with a single vowel followed by a single consonant. If a long vowel is followed by a consonant cluster or no consonant at all, a doubled vowel represents the long vowel.
Overlong vowels are written with a single vowel followed by a W.
Fölkis has inherited the Germanic i-Umlaut. The vowels A, O and U become Á, Ó and Ú if ...
- the next syllable contains an I (any length). Example: folk (people) + "-is" (Fólkisian counterpart of English "-ish") becomes "fólkis" ("people-ish", "of the people").
- the next syllable starts with a J in which case the J is dropped.
Fölkis only possesses four diphthongs: AU, AI, OI and IU.
Just like German, English or Dutch, Fólkis features many consonant clusters, many similar to its sister languages. There are almost no "rules" about these clusters because of the sheer number of possible clusters.