Hi! Welcome to the Proto-Turkic alphabet.
Since Proto-Turkic is a configuration language like other proto-languages, it is expressed with Latin letters.
|IPA value||Closest approximation|
|Ā||ā||/äː/||Same as above but longer|
|Ạ̄||ạ̄||/əː/||Same as above but longer|
|Ē||ē||/ɛː/||Same as above but longer|
|Ẹ̄||ẹ̄||/eː/||Same as above but longer|
|I||i||/i/||Same as below but shorter|
|Ï̄||ï̄||/ɨː/||Same as above but longer|
Unlike today's Turkic languages, there are no /z/ and /š/ sounds in Proto-Turkic. Instead, there are palatalized sounds /ŕ/ and /ĺ/ whose later became /z/ and /š/ in Common Turkic, but /r/ and /l/ instead in Oghur languages. The letters ⟨J j⟩, however, are usually used over ⟨Y y⟩.
Carons on the letter ⟨č⟩ is pronounced /tʃ/ as in charge.
Vowel letters with lines on them give the same sound as letters without, but are pronounced long.
Dots below on the letters ⟨ạ⟩ and ⟨ẹ⟩ represents a schwa /ə/ and a closed /e/, respectively.
The usage of breves on the letters ⟨ă⟩ and ⟨ĕ⟩ is unclear.
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