Farabo is a new language I am creating in an attempt to explore some new concepts that I am unfamiliar with.
The native name Farapo is written in the script below
|Nouns decline according to...|
|Verbs conjugate according to...|
Classification and DialectsEdit
(dental ~ alveolar)
|Fricative|| /f/ ~ /φ/
| /s/ ~ /θ/
| /x/ ~ /h/
| /l/, /ɹ/
The phonemes /f/ and /φ/ are in free variation with each other as are /s/ with /θ/ and /x/ with /h/.
/l/ occurs as an allophone of /ɹ/ where /ɹ/ appears only in syllable onsets following a vowel and /l/ appears everywhere else.
[ʔ] may be found before word initial vowels and between vowels in hiatus.
All syllables are (C)(C)V(H)(C). H may be anything but a stop. Nasals in H position assimilate to the following C if it is a stop. C maybe not be less sonorous than H if H is present.
The following initial consonant clusters are allowed (in orthography):
/ŋ/ cannot occur in syllable onsets
/x/ is never realized as [h] in codas.
There is a writing system for the language. It is a system usually written with a brush on paper. Please note that vowels are placed as diacritics over consonants but they are not required. Also note the phoneme /ɪ/ and its corresponding representation are no longer used in the language.