It has 10 vowels divided into short and long ones. There are also 5 more added to the new terms added by Sir Nekkos Terminass'n, the nasalized ones.
NOTE: The 10 traditional vowels sound more or less like Spanish (or Finnish).
Valko Nemura has fourteen consonants in its classical form (d f g h j k l m n p r s t v). Six of them (k l m n s t) can be doubled: kk, ll, mm, nn, ss, tt.
All of them sound like in English, but there are some differences:
- g: always like in goat
- h: always like in heat
- j: always like y in you
- r: hard as rr in arrow
In addition to the traditional consonants, some have been added due to relations with other cultures.
- c: like k
- x: like ks. This is used in a few dialects but not in the main form.
- w: like v. Introduced from Veltic (!:TODO) It is only used in translation books.
- z: like ts. Tt's form like spanish zorro was not accepted.
Some nasalized letters have been added: nj, lj and rj.
The r and rjEdit
The rj was very accepted as a soft variant of the r. That's why r and rr are used instead of classical rj and r.
Asked by Janko Gorenc :)
Silves love the number 3 and so they used a numeric system of 3 sets of 3 numbers making a total of 9.
With the opening of their culture to the world, and the later happenings of Julmalisto, the system was modified with an addition of 3 more numbers making it a set of 3 groups of 3 numbers plus 3 numbers more.
- 1 - verkko
- 2 - merkko
- 3 - jarkko (winter)
- 4 - jurlin (summer)
- 5 - davlin
- 6 - mehlin
- 7 - lenmes
- 8 - holmes
- 9 - tilmes
Added (unnamed) group
- 10 - virkko
- 11 - dovlin
- 12 - kalmes
- (SEH-no AHN-a-ROHS ka-LEHN-dahs)
- The sun shines
- (SEJ-tee AHN-behth SOHR-mahs)
- Sirio shines