Proto-Mongolic/Printable version

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Proto-Mongolic

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Alphabet

Hi! Welcome to the Proto-Mongolic alphabet!

Alphabet[edit | edit source]

Since Proto-Mongolic is a configuration language like other proto-languages, it is expressed with Latin letters.

Uppercase Lowercase Pronunciation
IPA value Closest approximation
A a /ä/ cacao
Ā ā /äː/ Same as above but longer
B b /b/ bird
C c /tʃ/ check
D d /d/ dark
E e /ɛ/ met
Ē ē /ɛː/ Same as above but longer
G g /ɡ/ guard
H h /h/ heart
I i /i/ Same as below but shorter
Ī ī /iː/ see
J j /d͡ʒ/ jump
K k
L l
M m
N n
Ŋ ŋ
O o
Ō ō
Ö ö
Ȫ ȫ
R r
S s
T t
U u
Ū ū
Ü ü
Ǖ ǖ
X x /ɣ/
Y y /j/ young

Unlike today's Mongolic languages, there are no /p/, /v/ and /š/ sounds in Proto-Mongolic. However, /p/ is available in older Proto-Para-Mongolic configurations. The /p/ phoneme has left its place to other sounds in Proto-Mongolic.