ʤigul iŋlɪʃ

Jigul Common contains all of the letters necessary to transliterate standard English, including ng, th, sh, zh, and ch.

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

blæk wat gɹe bɹæʊn ɹɛd ɔɹɪnʤ jɛlo gɹin blu pɜpəl

0

ziɹo

1

wʌn

2

tu

3

θɹi

4

fɔɹ

5

fav

6

sɪkz

7

sɛvən

8

et

9

nan

👀

az

👂👂

ɪəɹz

👃

noz

💋

lɪps

👅

tʌŋ-g

🧠

bɹen

🦾

ɑɹm

🦿

lɛg

👐

hæn-dz

👣

fit

👨

mæn

👩

wʊmən

👦

bɔɪ

👧

gɜl

👶

bebi

🤴

kɪŋ-g

👸

k-win

🎅

sæn-tə

🤖

ɹobɒt

👽

elɪən

🐱

kæt

🐶

dɔg

🐸

fɹɒg

🐮

kæʊ

🐷

pɪg

🐵

mʌŋ-ki

🐠

fɪʃ

🦁

laɪən

🐯

tagəɹ

🐻

bɛɹ

sʌn

🌕

mun

stɑɹ

🌎

ɜθ

klæʊd

🌈

ɹen-bo

ʌp

👇

dæʊn

👈

lɛf-t

👉

ɹat

kɒnsənən-ts

Every letter of Jigul is mapped to its IPA character in Unicode, so that IPA text can be directly transliterated to Jigul with just a few adjustments.

ɸ f θ ŧ ç x h w
m
m
n
n
ŋ
ŋ
p b
p b
t d
t d
k g
k g
f v
f v
θ ð
θ ð
h
h
ɹ l
ɹ l
j
j
w
w
s ʃ
s z
s z
ʃ ʒ
ʃ ʒ
ʧ ʤ
ʧ ʤ

væʊəls

Vowels are procedurally generated by a pattern, then mapped by frequency. Diacriticals can further expand the vowel selection.

ɒ
i
i
ʊ
ʊ
u
u
ɪ
ɪ
ə
ə
ɛ
ɛ
ɜ
ɜ/ɝ/ɚ
ʌ
ʌ
ɔ
ɔ
æ
æ
ɑ
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.

eɪə
e
o
a
æʊ
æʊ
ɔɪ
ɔɪ
ɪə
ɪə
eɪə
eɪə
oʊə
oʊə
aɪə
aɪə
æʊə
æʊə
ɔɪə
ɔɪə
ʊə
ʊə

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: Adjacent blocky consonants require a dash between them for spacing. For ch and j, use the digraphs ʧ and ʤ (replace the two-letter tʃ and dʒ). In IPA, an upright r represents a rhotic trill (Spanish rr). The normal English rhotic is a turned ɹ (so replace all r's). The nasal ŋ (ng) occurs instead of alveolar n in the clusters ŋg and ŋk, and does not replace the plosive g (unless the g is actually silent). Monothongs are mapped to IPA's Unicode characters. Convert diphthongs and triphthongs to Jigul orthography, listed above. English may represent the diphthongs eɪ/oʊ/aɪ using the characters for the monothongs e/o/a from the international system. ɜ is used for r-colored schwa, and can replace a final r. The IPA diphthong aʊ should be converted to æʊ.