JiGuL iŊLɪʃ

Jigul orthography may be simplified to the minimum necessary to write any particular language. This example of Jigul English contains all of the letters necessary to transliterate standard English, including ng, th, sh, zh, and ch.

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KɒNSəNəN-TS

Diacritics are minimized by dropping unnecessary marks for plosives, fricatives, and voicing for nasals and approximants. Most of the English-simplified characters may be typed easily using the capital forms of the normal IPA characters.

P F Θ T Y K H W
M
m
N
n
Ŋ
ng
P B
p b
T D
t d
K G
k g
F V
f v
Θ Ð
th dh
H
h
R L
r l
Y
y
W
w
S ʃ
S Z
s z
ʃ ʒ
sh zh
C J
ch j

VæʊəLS

Jigul English uses 13 of the 15 Jigul vowel bases (excluding the front rounded vowels). 11 are used as monothongs, listed below. No vowel diacritics are used in Jigul English.

ɒ
i
i
ʊ
ʊ
u
u
ɪ
ɪ
ə
ə/ɜ
ɛ
ɛ
ʌ
ʌ
ɔ
ɔ
æ
æ
a
a/ɑ
ɒ
ɒ

DɪF-ΘɔŊS

Although monothongs are mapped to IPA's Unicode characters, Jigul orthography requires diphthongs (and triphthongs!) to be written as shown. 2 monothongs from the international system are used to represent the English diphthongs eɪ and əʊ (A and O).

e o
o
əʊ
e
æʊ
æʊ
ɔɪ
ɔɪ
ɪə
ɪə
əʊə
eɪə
eɪə
ʊə
ʊə
aɪə
aɪə
æʊə
æʊə
ɔɪə
ɔɪə
ɪæ
ɪæ

SPɛLɪŊ-G WəRDS

The chart below contains a sampling of English words transliterated into Jigul script. Try to decode it for yourself!

BLæK WaɪT GRe BRæʊN RɛD ɔRɪNJ YɛLo GRiN BLu PəRPəL

0

ZiRo

1

WʌN

2

Tu

3

ΘRi

4

FɔR

5

FaɪV

6

SɪKZ

7

SɛVəN

8

eT

9

NaɪN

👀

aɪZ

👂👂

ɪəRZ

👃

NoZ

💋

LɪPS

👅

TʌŊ-G

🧠

BReN

🦾

aRM

🦿

LɛG

👐

HæN-DZ

👣

FiT

👨

MæN

👩

WʊMəN

👦

Bɔɪ

👧

GəRL

👶

BeBi

🤴

KɪŊ-G

👸

KWiN

🎅

SæN-Tə

🤖

RoBɒT

👽

eLɪəN

🐱

KæT

🐶

DɔG

🐸

FRɒG

🐮

Kæʊ

🐷

PɪG

🐵

MʌŊ-Ki

🐠

Fɪʃ

🦁

LaɪəN

🐯

TaɪGəR

🐻

BeəR

SʌN

🌕

MuN

STaR

🌎

əRΘ

KLæʊD

🌈

ReNBo

ʌP

👇

DæʊN

👈

LɛF-T

👉

RaɪT

Notes on Jigul English orthography: Start with IPA spelling. A simplified variant is available on dictionary.com or easypronunciation.com. Then make the following adjustments: Capitalize consonants to get the simplified English form of the letters (ʃ/ʒ are fine as is, but Ŋ/Θ/Ð should also be capitalized). Adjacent blocky consonants require a dash between them for spacing. For ch/j, use the capital C/J (or digraphs ʧ/ʤ). Convert diphthongs and triphthongs to Jigul orthography, listed above. English may represent the diphthongs eɪ/oʊ using the characters for the monothongs e/o from the international system.