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If you see many apostrophes, it's pre-reform. If you see î and only a few apostrophes, it's post-reform. — Arthaey

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Consonants

Bilabial Labiodental Dental Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Plosive p b t d k g ʔ1  
Nasal m2 n2 ln
Tap or Flap
Fricative f v th dh s z sh jh gh h3
Approximant r4 y
Lat. approx. l

1 The glottal stop has its own letter when using the native script to write. The romanization shows a glottal stop by adding a grave accent to the following vowel.

2 Length is phonemic: /mː/, /nː/, /lː/,

3 Only allowed in initial position, or with a productive prefix in front of it.

4 Asha'ille's rhotic phoneme hasn't settled into one realization yet. ɾ and ʁ may very well be allophones of one another. In the Asha'ille dictionary, they are all represented as ɹ .

Other Symbols

Asha'ille has one double articulation, ml /m͜l/; and two affricatives, ch /ʧ/ and j /ʤ/.

Vowels

Front Central Back
Close i u
î
Close-mid ae, ei o
 
Open-mid e
 
Open a

Certain dialects also have the vowels /æ/ and /ʊ/.

Diphthongs

  • ai

Foreign Sounds in Borrowed Words

When words or names borrowed into Asha'ille contain foreign sounds, they change into the nearest equivalent sound. Unallowed consonant clusters are simplified.

Foreign Native Example
/æ/ e /ɛ/ MattMet
/w/ b /b/ WadeBaed