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Merican is the General American English of the mid to late 21st century. All other English countries have a phonetic alphabet, except for the United States. The US did; however, make some spelling changes. Such as America and American becoming Merica and Merican. It still is far from phonetic. There are several new sounds used, such as a phonetic glottal stop, alveolar tap, and some syllabic consonants. Verb conjugations are now part of the standard speech.

Phonology Edit

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m m̩ n n̩ (ŋ)
Stops p b t d tʃ dʒ k g ʔ
Fricative f v s z ʃ ʒ h
Approximant w ɫ ɫ̩ ɹ̠ ɹ̠̩ j
Flap or tap ɾ

ŋ- Only used in between words. Such as English and Singin' (Singing)

Consonants lost- θ (replaced with f) ð (replaced with d or ɾ) ʍ (replaced with w)

Consonants added- ʔ (replaced t in some contexts) ɫ (replaced l) ɹ̠ (replaced ɹ) ɾ (replaced t and d in some contexts)

Syllabic consonants- m̩ (replaced əm) n̩ (replaced word final ŋ) ɫ̩ (replaced əl) ɹ̠̩ (replaced all rhotacized vowels)

VowelsEdit

Front Back
High i u
Near-high ɪ ʊ
Mid ɛ ə~ʌ
Low æ ɑ

ə and ʌ- No longer distinguished as separate vowels

Vowels lost- Rhotacized vowels (replaced with ɹ̠̩ or ə) ɔ (replaced with ɑ)

Vowels added- None

Diphthongs- eɪ oʊ aɪ ɔɪ aʊ (no changes)

GrammarEdit

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Example textEdit

Y'all comin' ova ta wach da Super Bowl? /jɑɫ kʌmn̩ oʊvə tə wɑtʃʰ də supə boʊɫ/

Watya mean ya ain`t like hot dawgs? /wʌtʃjə min jə eɪnʔ ɫaɪk hɑʔ daʊgz/

Hunny, can ya git me a ber? /hʌni kæn jə gɪt mi ə bɹ̠̩/

Ama hungry for sum McDonalds rite now /ɑmə hʌŋɹ̠i fɹ̠̩ sʌm məkdɑnɫ̩dz ɹ̠aɪʔ naʊ/

Stand for da flag, bwoy /stænd fɹ̠̩ də fɫæg bwɔɪ/

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