A shitty fan-conlang (fanlang?) based on whatever the standard(?) language of Alternia from Andrew Hussie's Homestuck may or may not be.
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Vowels: a ɛ e i ə u o
Consonants: r k t z ʒ s m l g f p n d v h ħ j ʃ* ʧ* ŋ* x*
(Sounds marked with an asterisk are allophones of other sounds.)
Syllable structure: mostly (C(C))V(C), but a bit more limited. Still hashing it out.
Some common/general rules:
/n/ becomes /ŋ/ before /k/ and /g/.
/s/ becomes /ʃ/ before /m/, and becomes /ʧ/ before /k/.
/aɪ/ cannot be combined with other dipthongs.
/f/ following /m/ usually becomes /p/.
A /r/ surrounded by only vowels sometimes becomes an /x/.
/ħ/ and /ʒ/ are rarer sounds, limited mostly to names, loanwords, and particularly archaic terms.
(If this isn't showing up for you as Hiveswap troll script, there's a problem, and this page won't be nearly as fun.)
|x||z, ks||z, x|
|y||j, aɪ||y, ai|
Doubled letters are also meaningful. Normally they represent consonant gemination (making a consonant longer than normal), but with one exception:
Alternian is agglutinative and heavy on prefixes. Descriptors and adjectives both precede their nouns. Word order is typically SVO, but flips to OVS for binary (yes/no) questions.
It has four noun classes: low (or "warm"), high (or "cool"), neutral (or "green"), and wild. It also has four-ish cases (nominative, accusative, dative/lative, genitive/ablative), marked by prepositional particles which agree with the noun's class (with the exception of pronouns, which are classes by implicit status -- blood caste, the speaker's opinion, etc.)
Verbs conjugate by tense (past, present, future), number (singular versus plural), and five different registers of formality: honorific, humble, formal, informal, and plain.
*Written as xi and xa, respectively.
Alternian has a large collection of personal pronouns with varying implications, not entirely unlike, say, Japanese or Thai.
All nouns pluralize with the prefix
/uspe/ (shirt) --> /
/karo/ (beast) --> /
/miakaro/ (meowbeast) --> /mia