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The Raposa Language, or simply Raposa, is the sole, native language of the Raposa species. Though it is the only language, many dialects and regional differences exist.

Quote Icon Alphabet & SymbolsEdit

Vowels
Letter English Approx. Font Key(s)
Vowel 1Vowel 1s
Soft “E” - bEt
Soft “U” - bUg
e (Soft “E”)
u (Soft “U”)
Vowel 2Vowel 2s
Soft “I” - shIp
Hard “I” - lIke
i (Soft “I”)
I (Hard “I”)
Vowel 3Vowel 3s
Soft “A” - bAt
Hard “A” - Ate
a (Soft “A”)
A (Hard “A”)
Vowel 4Vowel 4s
Soft “O” - hOt
Hard “O” - hOme
o (Soft “O”)
O (Hard “O”)
Vowel 5
Hard “E” - kEEp E
Consonants
Letter English Approx. Font Key(s)
Consonant 2
“CH” - CHin C
Consonant 3
“TH” - THat T
Consonant 19
“SH” - SHoe S
Consonant 1
“F” - Fun f
Consonant 4
“G” - Good g
Consonant 5
“J” - Jump j
Consonant 6
“K” - Care k
Consonant 20
“L” - Lime l
Consonant 9
“H” - Help h
Consonant 10
“N” - Never n
Consonant 11
“M” - Mouse m
Consonant 12Consonant 12s
“S” - Same
“Z” - Zoo
s (“S”)
N/A (“Z”)
Consonant 13
“R” - Rain
Rolled when at the start of a word
r
Consonant 15
“Y” - You y
Consonant 8
“V” - Van v
Consonant 18
“W” - Wet w
Consonant 17
“ZH” - meaSure Genre Z
Consonant 7Consonant 7s
“T” - Train
“D” - Dog
t (“T”)
d (“D”)
Consonant 16Consonant 16s
“P” - Pie
“B” - Bean
p (“P”)
b (“B”)
Punctuation
Symbol English Approx. Font Key(s)
Sym Comma
Comma ,
Sym OpenQuoteSym CloseQuote
Quotation Marks "
'
Sym ListMarker
List Marks -


Book Icon Font

The font used above can be downloaded here. Please keep in mind that this font is highly experimental and unfinished (and likely will remain this way). Though it works fine for personal use, it's not meant to look "professional" by any stretch.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. If you use this font off-site for any personal, non-profit, projects, please give appropriate credit (Manere / BakiDance) and link back here if possible.

About the Font

The font is based on a standard US QWERTY layout keyboard. When using this font, you will not type/spell as you normally would. Instead, each key on the keyboard correlates to a specific sound (for which sound each letter/symbol makes, see the charts above). Since capital letters do not exist in the Raposa language, you will not use the SHIFT keys for case; instead they are used to switch vowels (and some consonants) between their "soft" and "hard" states. Additionally, certain letters are not covered by the Raposa font. "C" (including "c"), for example is unaffected by the font since its sounds are covered by "k" and "s".

The font has full support for all the letters within the Raposa language (with the current exception of "z" Consonant 12s), but remains incomplete for symbols and numbers. No numbers exist in the font (yet), but certain symbols do (such as opening and closing quotation marks, commas, and list markers [ampersands]).

Template

The {{RaposaFont}} template makes the font easy-to-use on this wiki without any HTML or CSS knowledge. The template has only one required field, although other optional fields are available for extended customization. The main field of the template applies the font to whatever text is contained within.

For example, {{RaposaFont|hello world}} produces "hello world".

Optional fields such as "top", "line-height", and "font-size" exist which allow the user to customize the appearance of the font.

{{RaposaFont|font-size=16px|top=4px|hello world}} produces "hello world"

Gears Grammar and Structure Edit

The language has a higher dependence on inflection for determining mood, tense, and number. Nouns, however, never receive inflection. Instead, number is determined by other words in the sentence. (eg. "I have pet dogs" becomes "I have multiple pet dog". -s cannot be added to nouns to indicate plurality.) The same applies to possessives. (eg. "Tajir's pet Baki" becomes "[The] pet Baki of Tajir.")

Gears Phonetics Edit

  • Vowels and Consonants repeat their sounds if the letters are used twice in a row.
    • When this occurs, the repeating letters are often written so that the two overlap. (e.g. ZZ)
  • /ʒ/ - Z (Initial sound in genre) Can occur as initial consonant in words.
  • /skw/ and /sb/ are illegal consonant combinations.
  • No more than three consonants may cluster in a word.
  • Except in rare cases, no more than two vowels may cluster in a word.
  • Consonants can never directly follow /r/.
  • ⟨r⟩ - r is always rolled when used to start a word except for in some names. (Rrrraposa)
  • /y/ - y is treated as a consonant only and can never end a word.
  • Vowel sound for hard English U are nonexistent.
    • The closest approximation would be "ew" (soft "e") - ew.
  • /ŋ/ - ng (as in sing) is allowed to start words.
  • /h/ is allowed to end words

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