High Elven alphabet (contemporary)

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This is about the contemporary alphabet. For the family alphabets, see High Elven alphabet (alphabet family)
The Contemporary High Elven alphabet is the variant of the High Elven alphabet used for the contemporary variant of the High Elven language.

The letters

The current High Elven alphabet is little diferent than its predecessor, leaving little to be said. Just like in its predecessor, 「c g sc」 normally stand for the velar /k g~ɣ~ʝ sk/, except before 「i í e é」, where they stand for the palatal /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ~ʒ ʃ/. 「ch gh sch」 are used to represent the velar /k g~ɣ~ʝ sk/ before these front vowels, just as 「ci gi sci」 are used to represent the palatal sounds before the back vowels 「a á o ó u ú」.

/ɥ/ is written 「yw」, even though it is typically pronounced [jyβ] or [wyβ].

Image Name Value
- Meaning Romanized as Pronunciation Romanized as Sound
Mophus s.svg Mophus s.svg house mofó [mɔfoː] m /m/
Pequus.svg Pequus s.svg sword pequó [pʰɛkʷʰoː] p /p/
Bauvus.svg Bauvus s.svg horse bavó [b̥ɒvoː] b /b~β/
Farránus.svg Farránus s.svg window farránó [fɒr̺ːæːn̪oː] f /f/
Norus.svg Norus s.svg cat noró [n̪ɔr̺oː] n /n/
Tagom.svg Tagom s.svg mouth tagó [t̪ʰɑɣoː] t /t/, /t͡s/
Dirum.svg Dirum s.svg teeth déró [d̥̪eːr̺oː] d /d~ð/
Sélta.svg Sélta s.svg wheel sélta [s̪̪el̪t̪ʰæː] s /s/, /ʃ/
Zapha.svg Zapha s.svg wing zafa [d̥̪͡z̪ɑfɑ] z /d͡z~z/
Lepha.svg Lepha s.svg eye lefa [l̪ɛfɑ] l /l/
Rámum.svg Rámum s.svg knife rámó [r̺æːmoː] r /r/
Carramfus.svg Carramfus s.svg eagle carranfó [kʰɑr̺ːɑn̪foː] k /k/
Cirrum.svg Cirrum s.svg guard cerró [t͡ʃʰɛr̺ːoː] c /k/, /t͡ʃ/, /ʃ/
Quallum.svg Quallum s.svg flower qualló [kʷʰɑl̪l̪oː] q /k/
Gatus.svg Gatus s.svg armour gató [g̊ɑt̪oː] g /g~ɣ~ʝ/, /d͡ʒ~ʒ/
Herrus.svg Herrus s.svg waves herró [hɛr̺ːoː] h /h/
Amalus.svg Amalus s.svg ladder amaló [ɑmɑl̪oː] a /ɑ~ɒ/
Ámálus.svg Ámálus s.svg - ámaló [æːmɑl̪oː] á /æː/
Enermus.svg Enermus s.svg beast enermó [ɛn̪ɛr̺moː] e /ɛ/
Énérmus.svg Énérmus s.svg - énérmó [eːn̪eːr̺moː] é /eː/
Jilnom.svg Jilnom s.svg - jélnó [d̥͡ʒel̪n̪oː] j /d͡ʒ~ʒ/ (used only in foreign words and some archaicisms)
Ilnom.svg Ilnom s.svg grass ilnó [ɪl̪n̪oː] i /ɪ/, /j/
Ílnom.svg Ílnom s.svg - ílnó [iːl̪n̪oː] í /iː/
Orranta.svg Orranta s.svg well orranta [ɔr̺ːɑn̪t̪ʰɑ] o /ɔ/
Órranta.svg Órranta s.svg - óranta [oːr̺ɑn̪t̪ʰɑ] ó /oː/
Vuntus.svg Vuntus s.svg sea vontó [vɔn̪t̪ʰoː] v /v/
Vuntus double.svg Vuntus double s.svg - wontó [wɔn̪t̪ʰoː] w /w/, /Cʷ/ (loanwords and archaicisms only + the digraph "yw")
Untus.svg Untus s.svg - untó [ʊn̪t̪ʰoː] u /ʊ/, /w/, /Cʷ/
Úntus.svg Úntus s.svg - úntó [uːn̪t̪ʰoː] ú /uː/
Ydum.svg Ydum s.svg pot ydó [ɪðoː] y /ɪ/, /j/, also /y/ in foreign words
Ýdum.svg Ýdum s.svg - ýdó [iːðoː] ý /iː/, also /yː/ in foreign words

Input

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