In Progress

For the original Lingua-U Codex (draft published in 2016), see this PDF.

For an update on the publication timeframe, see this tweet.

The Lingua-U Letters

Letter Lingua-U Pronunciation (IPA)
ai (aɪ) /aɪ/ as in “time”
i (i) /i/ as in “being”
u (u) 𝌀 /u/ as in “moo”
ei (eɪ, e) /eɪ, e/ as in “space”
i (ɪ) /ɪ/ as in “wind”
oo (ʊ) 𝌂 /ʊ/ as in “wood”
eh (ɛ) /ɛ/ as in “air”
a (ə) /ə, ʌ/ as in “earth” or “cup”
o (o) 𝌃 /o, oʊ/ as in “ocean”
ae (æ) 𝌁 /æ/ as in “galaxy”
au (aʊ) 𝌄 /aʊ/ as in “mouth”
aa (aa) 𝌅 /a, ɑ, ɒ, ɔ/ as in “stars” or “God”
b (b) ⚌⚊ /b/ as in “base”
p (p) ⚌⚋ /p/ as in “place”
v (v) ⚌𝌀 /v/ as in “voice”
f (f) ⚎⚊ /f/ as in “fire”
th (θ) ⚎⚋ /θ/ as in “thing”
dh (ð) ⚎𝌀 /ð/ as in “other”
d (d) 𝌂⚊ /d/ as in “down”
t (t) 𝌂⚋ /t/ as in “type”
z (z) 𝌂𝌀 /z/ as in “zoo”
s (s) ⚍⚊ /s/ as in “soul”
sh (ʃ) ⚍⚋ /ʃ/ as in “share”
zh (ʒ) ⚍𝌀 /ʒ/ as in “pleasure”
g (g) ⚏⚊ /g/ as in “gain”
k (k) ⚏⚋ /k/ as in “cat”
q (q) ⚏𝌀 /kw/ as in “quick”
x (x) 𝌃⚊ /ks, gz/ as in “excellent”
c (č) 𝌃⚋ /tʃ/ as in “change”
j (j) 𝌃𝌀 /dʒ/ as in “general”
m (m) 𝌁⚊ /m/ as in “make”
n (n) 𝌁⚋ /n/ as in “nothing”
ng (ŋ) 𝌁𝌀 /ŋ/ as in “ring”
w (w) 𝌄⚊ /w/ as in “west”
h (h) 𝌄⚋ /h/ we in “hole”
wh (ʍ) 𝌄𝌀 /ʍ/ as in “where”
r (r) 𝌅⚊ /r/ as in “return”
l (l) 𝌅⚋ /l/ as in “love”
y (y) 𝌅𝌀 /y/ as in “universe”
‘ (ʔ) ‘, ʔ /ʔ/ as in the pause in “uh-huh”

 

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