| Name: Post-Diaspora Colloquial English
Number of genders: 3(pronouns)
This English is spoken in the 26th century by a group of humans isolated from the rest of the post-apocalypic world. It reflects the speech of poorer Americans in the 23rd century, and has regained its writing system after books were rediscovered. 11% of humans on the planet speak post-Diaspora colloquial English. Other languages at that time include Mucáfa and a changing form of Chinese, which neither English nor Mucáfa speakers have yet to decode.
|Plosives||p b||t d||k g|
|Fricatives||f v||θ (ð)||s z||ʃ (ʒ)||h|
/ð/ is an allophone of /θ/. /ʒ/ is in complementary distribution with /dʒ/ or /ʃ/. /ŋ/ has merged with /n/ in most cases; in others, it is in complementary distribution with /h/.
The voiceless plosives are aspirated at the beginnings of syllables. The "voiced" plosives are voiceless at the beginnings of syllables; they are voiced only at the ends. examples: "but" [pɐt]; "tub" [tɐb].
The consonants in which the written letter differs from the IPA:
|/dʒ/||j||/ŋ/||'n / ng|
The vowel system and orthography is somewhat complicated, but has been standardized by the elders.
<à> or <ou> or <o>
|/ɛ/||<e>||/i/||<ee> or <e...è>|
Structure is (C)(C)(C)V(C)(C)(C)(C). The only allowable maximal sequence for the first three consonants is fricative-plosive-glide...eg. "strong" /stɹɑŋ/. The only allowable maximal sequence for the last 4 consonants are glide-fricative-fricative-fricative... eg. "twaèlfths" /tweɪlfθs/.