| SJW English |
|Type||Analytic (tending fusional)|
|Nouns decline according to...|
|Verbs conjugate according to...|
|Progress||Expression error: Unexpected < operator.%|
SJW English, otherwise known as SJW or Postmodern American English, is a loosely standardized descendant of Modern English based on the written language of Canada in the early 2000s and the spoken language of the North American West Coast and Rocky Mountain area in the late 2000s.
Postmodern American English may or may not be different enough from Modern English to constitute a different language. There have been multiple mergers (den-then, gout-goat, fear-fire) and sound shifts (the simplification of long diphthongs being one) which make them sound very obviously different.
The pronominal system has shifted, due to having a pronoun specifically for non-binary people and one specifically for people whose gender is not known.
There has been an influx of vocabulary from Spanish, Vietnamese, and other marginal languages.
|Fricative||f||s||ʃ [ʃʷ]||x [xʷ]|
The post-alveolar sounds (/ʃ/, /ʒ/, /t͡ʃ/, /d͡ʒ/, /r/), /l/, /x/, and /w/ cause rounding in adjacent consonants.
|High||i [i ~ y]||u [ɯ ~ u]|
|Near-high||ɪ [ɪ ~ ʏ]|
|High-mid||e [e ~ ø]||o [ɤ ~ o]|
|Mid||ə [ɐ ~ ə]|
|Low-mid||ɛ [ɛ ~ œ]||ɔ [ʌ ~ ɔ]|
The post-alveolar sounds (/ʃ/, /ʒ/, /t͡ʃ/, /d͡ʒ/, /r/), /l/, /x/, and /w/, as well as any rounded sounds, cause rounding in adjacent vowels.
The phonotactics of this language have not changed much.
The syllable structure is (C1)(C2)(C3)V(C4)(C5)(C6).
The writing system appears similar to Modern English at first, but it masks phonological shifts and grammatical differences. Also, spelling conforms to the British English standard rather than American English (i.e. colour instead of color).
Varied Uses of the Grapheme <x>
The usage of the grapheme x has expanded from its use in Modern English.
The usage of x in a word, especially to replace the graphemes:
implies a heterogeneity of thought connected to different experiences and identities.
This leads to words like "folx" (people who have different viewpoints due to their life experiences/identities) "fax" (facts bolstered by one's identity and experiences), "(different) walx" (essentially the same as "different walks of life", but with an emphasis on diversity of viewpoint).
However, because English doesn't have a dedicated grapheme for /ə/, x is sometimes used, especially in phonetic transcription of foreign words.
Misspelling is discouraged. Therefore, people sometimes deliberately misspell words if they cannot spell them.
For example, if someone doesn't know how to spell "communication" /kiwn'kɪʃn/ [ky(w)ŋ'(k)ʏʃn], they can deliberately misspell it and put a number in it ("c4ng1t10n", "cue1nXshxn") and people can extrapolate what they are trying to say from context
communication - communication /kiwn'kɪʃn/ [kyŋ'kʏʃn ~ kyw'ŋʏʃn]
privilege - privilege /'prɛ.vɪld͡ʒ/ ['fʷɹ̠ʷœ.vɪlˠd͡ʒʷ]