Vowels used in Istorílmar: A, Â, E, I, Í, O, OE, U
Consonants used in Istorílmar: CH, D, F, K, L, M, N, NG, P, R, S, SH, T, TH, V, Z
- The K sound is rendered as a K when at the beginning of a word, or a C otherwise.
- The NG sound only ever occurs at the end of a word.
Some information to note:
- Words in Istorílmar are divided into syllable clusters of two to three letters.
- Each letter has two forms of writing; dominant ligature, and subordinate ligature. Dominant letters take up the full cluster’s height, subordinate letters take up half the cluster’s height (but often the full width, overlapping a dominant letter).
- If a cluster has two letters, both use dominant ligature.
- If a cluster has three letters, the first uses dominant ligature, and the second and third use subordinate ligature, with the second letter on the top-right of the cluster and the third on the bottom-right.
- Certain letters have a crossbar over the top. If the first two letters both have a crossbar, it is customary to link the two bars as one.
- Â and Í both involve notation above the cluster. As such, they never occur as a syllable’s third letter.
- Syllables with emphasis are given a large, swooping stroke underneath the previous syllable. Single-syllable words are never emphasized. What form of the emphasis particle is used happens in the following order of priority:
- If there is a letter covering the extreme lower-right; a curved mark under the entire character originating from the lower-rightmost point.
- If there is a letter covering the extreme lower-left; a curved mark under the entire character originating from the lower-leftmost point.
- Otherwise, a diagonal line from the lower-leftmost point to the left edge of the syllable, followed by a horizontal line all the way to the right edge of the syllable.
- Â is an A sound way in the back of the throat.
- O is an “oh” sound in the front of the mouth.
- OE (Œ) is a wide open vowel sound as in “Air”.
- I is a short “ih” sound.
- Í is a hard E sound. Syllables with Í in them tend to be given the emphasis.
- R’s are rolled.
- CH is a Hebrew-esque throat-hack
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