Mirad Grammar/Phonotactics

Phonotactics refers to the patterns in which the phonemes of a language may combine to form sequences. The possible syllabic patterns of Mirad are given below in a chart.
For the purposes of this chart:
  • Y stands for the semi-vowel glides y or w.
  • L stands for the liquids r and l.
  • C stands for consonants other than glides or liquids.
  • A stands for single vowels.
  • N stands for the nasal consonants m or n.
  • + means 1 to 3 of the foregoing letter
  • Parentheses indicate that a letter is optional.
  • Bracketing indicates a choice of letters or patterns.
Syllables in native Mirad are shaped according to the following pattern constraints:
(C)[LG]A+(Y)(L)(C) o, ay, xwa, gyo, gra, toyb, glays, alp
mayr, hyos, va, xwa, gyo, gla, gre, vya, lo, wa, yu, gaw
...A(Y)N(C)[sx] mamp, yomx, yank, yons, eynx
  • Two non-glide/liquid/non-nasal consonants cannot appear together in the same syllable, except in foreign-imported words.
  • Two glides or liquids cannot come together in one syllable except in foreign-imported words.