Born of a Cold Heart Pronunciation Guide

The sounds used by the Ikkesans:
a [ɑ]
b [b]
d [d]
dr [ɖ]
e [ə]
ea [ε]
ee [e]
f [f]
g [g]
gh [γ]
h [h]
i [i]
ie [ɪ]
j [j]
k [k]
l [l]
lh [ɬ]
m [m]
n [n]
ng [ŋ]
nj [ɲ]
nr [ɳ]
o [ɔ] in the realm of Salarainnid, [o] elsewhere
oa [ɔ]
p [p]
r [r] in the ancient Heirogloss and in Lazu, [ʀ] in Keervan and forest dialects, [ɻ] in Salarainnid and Zhonr-nraid
s [s]
sh [ʃ]
t [t]
tr [ʈ]
u [u]
uo [ʊ]
v [v]
w [w]
x [x]
z [z]
zh [ʒ]
Stress falls on the first syllable. However, in the Keervan realm, the stress falls on the penultimate syllable, probably under Ekhara influence.

The sounds used by the Ekhara people:
a [ɑ]
ai [ɑi̯]
au [ɑu̯]
e [e]
ei [ei̯]
eu [eu̯]
f [f]
h [h]
i [i]
j [j]
k [k]
kh [kʰ]
l [l]
m [m]
n [n]
o [o]
oi [oi̯]
ou [ou̯]
p [p]
ph [pʰ]
r [r]
s [s]
sc [ɕ]
t [t]
th [tʰ]
ts [ts]
tsh [tsʰ]
tsc [tɕ]
tsch [tɕʰ]
u [u]
w [w]
Stress is assigned as follows. Give stress to the rightmost syllable that ends in a consonant. If there is no syllable that ends in a consonant, then stress the penultimate syllable.