Middle Primitive Elvish Phonetics

Phonemes

  p-series t-series k-series
voiceless-stops [p] [t] [k]
aspirates [pʰ] ‹ph› [tʰ] ‹th› [kʰ] ‹kh›
voiced-stops [b] [d] [g]
nasals [m] [n] [ŋ]
oral-continuants [β] ‹v› [l] [r] [ɣ] ‹ʒ› [j] ‹y› [w]
spirants [s] [z] [h]

vowels [i] [e] [a] [o] [u]
long-vowels [ī] [ē] [ǣ] [ā] [ō] [ǭ] [ū]
diphthongs [ai] [ei] [oi] [ui] [au] [eu] [iu] [ou]
others

Phonetic Groups

Phonetic Rules

[ae], [ao] became [ā] [a{eo}] > [ā] 00100
semi-vowels formed diphthongs before consonants [V{jw}C] > [V{iu}C] 00200
[s] became [z] before voiced stops [s{bdg}] > [z{bdg}] 00300
long vowels shortened before consonant clusters [V̄CC] > [V̆CC] 00400
stops were unvoiced before voiceless consonants [{bdg}{ptkpʰtʰkʰs}] > [{ptk}{ptkpʰtʰkʰs}] 00500
aspirate became voiceless stop before [s] [{ptk}ʰs] > [{ptk}s] 00600
aspiration moved to end of group of stops [{ptk}ʰ{ptk|pʰtʰkʰ}] > [{ptk}{ptk}ʰ] 00700
[t+t], [d+d] from suffixion became [st], [zd] [{ttʰd}+t|d+d] > [st|zd] 00800
[tk] became [kk] or [kt] [tk] > [kk] 00900
nasals assimilated to following stops [{nŋ}{ppʰb}|ŋ{ttʰd}|n{kkʰg}] > [m{ppʰb}|n{ttʰd}|ŋ{kkʰg}] 01000
medial [ŋj], [ŋw] became [ŋgj], [ŋgw] [-ŋø{wj}-] > [-ŋg{wj}-] 01100
[ŋŋ] became [ŋg] [ŋŋ] > [ŋg] 01200
medial [ŋ] usually became [ɣ] [VŋV|ŋ{rls}] > [VɣV|ɣ{rls}] 01300
[ɣ] became [h] before voiceless consonants [ɣ{ptkpʰtʰkʰs}] > [h{ptkpʰtʰkʰs}] 01400
[hs] from [ɣs], [ŋs] became [ss] [hs] > [ss] 01500
[ɣ] vanished before [l], [r] [Vɣ{lr}] > [V̄{lr}] 01600
unstressed long vowels shortened [ˌV̄] > [V̆] 01700
short final [e], [a], [o] vanished [-S{ĕăŏǝ}] > [-Sø] 01800
short final [i], [u] became [e], [o] [-{ĭŭ}] > [-{eo}] 01900
final [j], [w] vanished after long vowels in monosyllables [CV̄{jw}] > [CV̄] 02000
final [j], [w] became [i], [u] [-{yw}] > [-{iu}] 02100
final [ā] became [ē] after [tw], [tm] [-t{mw}ā] > [-t{mw}ē] 02200
stressed [wŏ] became [wa] [wó] > [wa] 02300
[lr] became [ll] [lr] > [ll] 02400

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