The complete alphabet's available here.
Consonant chart Labial Dental/Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Uvelar/Glottal Nasal /m/
/ʔ/ Fricative /f/
Delang consonants are either considered being soft or hard. The rules is that words ending on a consonant shouldn't end on a soft consonant.
- Words ending on a consonant should end on a hard consonant
- The consonant c can only be used at the beginning of a word, and only as plural or followed by an e
- The consonant c becomes z within a word
- Words starting with s- has to be followed by a, au, eu, u, or another consonant, but never by e, i, o, or y
- Words starting with z- has to be followed by a, i, j, m, o, u, w, y, or x, but never au, e, eu, or any other consonant
- In the combination dh and wh, the h is silent (i.e. a heart - anqardh /anqaɹd/, the water - daqwh /daqw/)
- The letter q should not be followed by a u
- The digraph qj are only pronounced /ç/ if following i or if the first letters of a word.
The most common allophones in Delang are the substitution of the hard sounds ь (q), љ (ll) and р (x) for their softer variants к (k), л (l) and ł (r). In some words, like ліберін (libexin), the substitution are so common that the softer sound has almost replaced the harder sound.
Less common are the substitution of ҫ (zj) for z (sj).
Other less noticed allophones includes aspiration consonants, nasalization and palatalization.
- Palatalization only occurs when a consonant is followed by a ј (j). In Latin script the digraphs sj and zj are never palatalized, the same goes for initial qj and iqj.