Purpose[edit | edit source]
Aenglish is supposed to be a representation of what Modern English might have looked like if the Invasion of England by William the Conqueror (1066 CE) didn't happen and French had not influenced Old English.
Phonology[edit | edit source]
Consonants[edit | edit source]
|Stops||p, b||t,d||k, g|
|Fricatives||f (v)||θ (ð)||s||ʃ||ç||x (ɣ)|
Consonant Allophones[edit | edit source]
Notes: allophones are written in brackets(). The allophones are as following:
- /ŋ/ is an allophone that occurs when /n/ and a velar sound are adjacent to each other (much like in Modern English).
- /ɣ/ is an allophone of /g/ when /g/ is between two voiced vowels.
- /ð/ and /θ/ are completely interchangeable, /θ/ is pronounced /ð/ when between two vowels or adjacent to a voiced consonant.
- Same rules apply to /v/ which is an allophone of /f/ when between two vowels or adjacent to a voiced consonant.
Vowels[edit | edit source]
|Close||[i] , [ɪ], [y]||[u], [ʊ]|
Vowel Diphthongs[edit | edit source]
Stress Rule[edit | edit source]
In Aenglish there is a consistent stress rule (much like Old English). The only exceptions were loanwords from Latin and Old Norse and etc. the rule is as follows: the first syllable is always stressed unless its a prefix in which case, the first 'non-prefixed' syllable is stressed.
Orthography[edit | edit source]
A-/ɑ/ Æ - /a/ B- /b/ C*- /k/ and /tʃ/ Ch-/ç/ Cg-/dʒ/ D- /d/ E-/ɛ/ Ē- /e/ F-/f/ and /v/ G**- /g/ and /ɣ/ H- /x/ I-/ɪ/ Ī-/i/ J-/j/ K-/k/ L - /l/ M-/m/ N-/n/ O-/o/ P-/p/ R-/r/ S-/s/ Sc- /ʃ/ and /sk/ T- /t/ Th- /θ/ and /ð/ U-/ʊ/ Ū-/u/ W-/w/ X-/ks/ Y-/y/
|C||/k/ or /tʃ/||cat or child||When adjacent to a, o, u or y. C is pronounced /k/. Otherwise it is usually pronounced /tʃ/|
|Ē||/e/||1st sound in eight|
|F||/f/ or /v/||field or heaven||See the Consonant Allophones section for more information.|
|G||/g/ or /ɣ/||goose or sagen(German)||See the Consonant Allophones section for more information.|
|K||/k/||king||K is only used if C cannot be used to represent /k/|
|O||/o/||first sound in oat|
|Sc||/ʃ/ or /sk/||shame or scam|
|Th||/θ/ and /ð/||thanks or that|
|Y||/y/||typisch (German)||Pronounced like German ü|