Wharei (pronounced [ˈʍɛ̞ɾe̝ː]) is my conlang.

Table of Contents

1 Phonology
1.2 Vowels
2 Orthography
2.2 Vowels
2.3 Other
3 Dictionary



Bilabial Dental Alveolar Alv-pal. Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p t k ʔ
Affricate t͡s t͡ɕ
Fricative ɸ θ s ɕ x h
Lat. Fric. ɬ
Approx. l j ʍ w
Tap/Flap ɾ̥ʰ ɾ*

*/ɾ/ is voiceless if it falls after a voiceless consonant. (e.g. "akrv" is pronounced [ˈʔɛ̞kɾ̥ɜ])

All fricatives (and /ɬ/) except /h/ are voiced intervocalically unless they fall at the beginning of a stressed syllable or word. (e.g. "vsv" is pronounced [ˈʔɜzɜ])

Plosives are pronounced as affricates if they fall at the beginning of a stressed syllable or word and aren't part of a consonant cluster. (e.g. "terh" is pronounced [t͡sɛ̞ɾ̥ʰ])

If a plosive falls at the end of a syllable and is followed by another plosive, it is unreleased (e.g. "moktor" is pronounced [ˈmɔk̚tɔɾ])


Front Central Back
Close ɪ ɨ̞ ɵ
Mid ɜ ɔ
Open ɛ̞
Front Central Back
Close ɨː
Mid e̝ː ɜː ɤː



Wharei IPA Latin
[s] s
[p] p
[w] w
[j] y
[l] l
[ɸ] f
[θ] th
[ʔ]/[h]* h**
[ɾ̥ʰ] rh
[m] m
Wharei IPA Latin
[t͡ɕ] c
[x] ch
[t] t
[n] n
[ɕ] sh
[ɬ] lh
[ɾ] r
[ʍ] wh
[t͡s] z
[k] k

*This letter is only pronounced as [h] at the beginning of a syllable or when written as a long consonant (⟨⟩ in Wharei or ⟨hh⟩ when romanized)

**When romanizing, it may be necessary to put an apostrophe before ⟨h⟩ to eliminate ambiguity. (e.g. ⟨awha⟩ would be pronounced [ˈʔɛ̞ʍɛ̞], but ⟨aw'ha⟩ would be pronounced [ˈʔɛ̞whɛ̞])


Wharei IPA Latin
Unstr. Stressed Short Long
[ɛ̞] [aː] a
[ɛ̞] [e̞ː] e
[ɔ] [ɤː] o
[ɪ] [iː] i
[ɵ] [uː] u
[ɜ] [ɜː] v
[ɨ̞] [ɨː] y


Wharei Latin Function
◌̄* Lengthens the sound of the letter before it, like ⟨ː⟩ in IPA.
N/A ◌́** Indicates stress, like ⟨ˈ⟩ in IPA.
, Separates parts of the sentence, like ⟨,⟩ in English.
. Ends the sentence, like ⟨.⟩ or ⟨?⟩ in English.
... Indicates a long pause, like ⟨...⟩ in English.
! Ends the sentence and indicates an exclamation, like ⟨!⟩ in English.
"/“ Opens a quote, like ⟨"⟩ or ⟨“⟩ in English.
"/” Closes a quote, like ⟨"⟩ or ⟨”⟩ in English.

*If comes after a consonant, the consonant is doubled when romanized. (e.g. is romanized as ⟨lekkv⟩.)

**When romanizing, it isn't necessary to indicate stress if it falls on the second-to-last syllable. (⟨lekkv⟩ is also an example of this.)


The dictionary can be found at this page.