There are 18 consonants in Lortho and all are strictly pronounced the same regardless of placement.
|Plosive||p pʰ||b||t tʰ||d dʰ||k kʰ|
|Lateral Approximant||l lʰ|
|Tap or Flap||ɾ|
|Front||Near- front||Central||Near- back||Back|
The syllable structure is (C)(C)V(V)(C).
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There are very few consonant clusters allowed; however, clusters formed from adjacent syllables (i.e. coda + onset) are more common. These clusters are:
- /nt/ (which includes [ntʰ])
- /nk/ (with an allophone of [ŋk])
- /np/ (with an allophone of [mp])
- /pr/ (which includes [pʰr])
UPDATE: Consonant clusters are still being discovered. When this language was in its infancy, there were very few clusters allowed; however, more information has come to light that clusters are more common than originally thought.
Stress in Lortho is handled as follows:
- Stress is always on the penultimate syllable of the root or infinitive except:
- -n verbs will always receive stress on the final syllable of the infinitive or root.
- Pluralized nouns will shift the stress to the penultimate syllable.
- If the word is two syllables long, then the stress is on the first syllable.
- Stress is neither given to prefixes nor suffixes.
- International Phonetic Alphabet. (2018, October 17). Retrieved from http://www.ipachart.com