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Starting Phonology


Simple Vowels

Phonemic Vowels
Front Central Back
Unrounded Unrounded Unrounded Rounded
Close i u
Mid ɛ
Open ä~ɑ ɒ

Diphthongs + Triphthongs

Diphthongs + Tripthongs
e i o u
a aie ai
au auo auu
e ei eo eu
i io
o oue oui ou
u ue uo


Phonemic Consonants
Labial Alveolar Post-Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal Short m n (ŋ)
Long (ŋː)
Obstruent Voiced b d g
Unvoiced p t k
Fricative Short f s ʃ ɣ h
Long ʃː
Approximant l ɹ j w

Starting Vocabulary

Stress appears to default to the penultimate syllable.

  1. ahra • storm
  2. ahrakiedi • storm dragon
  3. ahroes • "I am storm (dragon)", said by soft
  4. aka • grandparent, specifically a parent’s geset
  5. anhouegessi • lit. mother tongue
  6. aouo, -e • to be, takes a predicate nominative
  7. auffe, -es • [ 'a.fə ] • soft, one of the primary dragon genders characterized by a more clannish nature, larger more developed scent glands, a higher softer voice, greater physical endurance, greater dexterity with wings and claws and general flexibility, etc.
  8. ausen • clan leader responsible for the establishment and maintenance of clan territory
  9. baku • no
  10. dishi • yes, in response to a yes/no question (not conjugated for gender)
  11. dohouet • yes, overriding someone lower ranked
  12. dono • yes, or I hear, in response to an authority or higher ranked person
  13. dosi • grandparent, specifically a parent’s kafa
  14. geset, -os • the parent that carried the child to term. As all fertile dragons are capable of fathering or carrying children, different children within the same home and familial clan may call different parents geset or kafa, especially as carrying multiple children can soften a dragon’s physical features and most kacha choose to only carry once to prevent this. The endearment form of the word is gessi, plural gessos.
  15. gouihe, -i • lesser dragon
  16. iban, -esti • woman, refers to an adult human female
  17. kacha, -os • [ 'ka.tʃə ] • hard, one of the primary dragon genders characterized by a more territorial nature, smaller scent glands, a lower voice, greater brute strength, broader shoulders and heavier wings and claws, and more “breath”
  18. kafa, -es • the parent that sired the child.
  19. kane, -esti • tempered, one of the primary dragon genders characterized by being a blend of hard and soft features that can give an androgynous appearance to those familiar with male and female. Kanesti are not all perfect tempereds and may “lean” hard or soft, which means they may opt to use their leanings as their pronouns and gender rather than their tempered nature. These are kachakane and auffekane.
  20. kanu • clan leader responsible for the defense and care of clan membership
  21. kiedi • greater dragon
  22. miyot • an adopted auffe or female parent
  23. rassa • lightning
  24. rassagouihi • lightning dragon
  25. sashut • pronoun of direct address for a soft
  26. sepa • an adopted kacha or male parent
  27. sokon, -esti • man, refers to an adult human male
  28. h. -io, s. ?, t. -y • my, e.g. omiy, "my soft sibling" (tempered), hamiy, "my child" (tempered)


  1. Baku, dishi-tok. No, it's dishi. (Not disho. In response to a question from child on how to properly conjugate it.)

Starting Grammar


  1. Soft (s., pl.)
    1. -a, -es
      1. aka, akes
      2. auffe, auffes
      3. kafa, kafes
    2. kanu, kanues
    3. miyot, miyotes
  2. Hard (s., pl.)
    1. -i, -os
      1. dosi, dosos
      2. gesi, gesos
    2. -a, -os
      1. kacha, kachos
    3. -ø, -os
      1. ausen, ausenos
      2. geset, gesetos
  3. Tempered (s., pl.)
    1. -ø, -esti
      1. iban, ibanesti
      2. sokon, sokonesti
    2. -e, -esti
      1. kane, kanesti


  1. aou-
    1. aouo (hard)
    2. aoue (soft)
    3. aoue (tempered)
  2. dono
    1. dono (hard)
    2. done (soft)
    3. dono (tempered)