Spelling Syllabary

There is a spelling syllabary, used for transmitting words across potentially noisy communication channels, such as telephone lines. It is also used for communicaing in situations where every syllable is important, such as giving names. Each syllable corresponds to a disyllabic word, which begins with the same consonant and ends with its vowel. The geminate symbol is represented by the word faʔa language.

’a: ’ara face

pa: pacca number

ba: bitta time

ta: tila shell

da: diha bureaucrat

ca: cula egg

ja: jana elder

ka: kaqqa brother

ga: gata pendulum

ma: marru flies

na: nassa euphoria

qa: qasa fish

la: liffa speech

ra: rippa surprise

fa: fipa storey

sa: sinna story

xa: xima morning

ha: hafa race

’i: ’ussi gift

pi: paji fruit

bi: basi lid

ti: tuhhi farming

di: dicci cold

ci: cadi wall

ji: jakki candle

ki: kiri marigold

gi: gapi soup

mi: mixi room

ni: niddi alertness

qi: quxi mountain

li: lu’i love

ri: rali back

fi: faxi to survive

si: sutti fear

xi: xalli husband

hi: huri ocean

’u: ’iku hunger

pu: pusu zirconium

bu: batu group

tu: tadu pig

du: diru money

cu: ciqu mould

ju: jixu dictionary

ku: kipu horse

gu: gusu person

mu: maʔu gingla

nu: nuku world

qu: qumu woman

lu: laqqu wealth

ru: riccu sphere

fu: famu completely

su: silu husband

xu: xaʔu child

hu: halu algorithm