The following is a sample of q~'u^pl! grammar.
d~'ihq! th~y^l! m#c~'u?! p#r~iw!
The phonetic inventory of this language is on the rather odd side as you may have noticed. Latin orthography is singularly unsuited to the representation of this language. I have been forced to resort to digraphs to represent most of its sounds. Trigraphs are uncomfortably common and the quadrigraph will no doubt have some of you screaming in agony. In the native orthography of q~'u^pl! each of these sounds is neatly represented by a single elegant symbol. I am afraid this romanization conveys none of the grace of that system. I have designed this system attempting to convey some notion of the articulatory gestures necessary for a human to reproduce, as closely as possible, the native pronunciation.
Man road walked-with-purpose was-traveled.
The man walked down the road.
First and Second Series
All those consonants in the above table followed by a tilde (~) represent trilled sounds. All those followed by an exclamation mark (!) represent clicks and click-like sounds. For the most part they are in complimentary distribution. The trills occur only at the beginning of a syllable and the clicks only at the end. However, many prefixes are from the "clicked" series and many suffixes are from the "trilled" series.
These consonants are all "precussives." They are formed by striking one protion of the vocal apparatus against another. These sound occur only in affixes.
The vowels in the first column are oral whistles. Those in the second column (those followed by a caret [^])are nasalized whistles. Those followed by an "h" are voiceless/whispered, While those not followed by an "h" are voiced. Those preceded by an apostrophe (') are stopped. Those not preceded by an apostrophe (') are not stopped.
Hope that's clear as mud!!! ;)
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A DICTIONARY OF Q~'U^PL!
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