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Is there a good reason not to reverse the letters 𐑓 and 𐑝 in Shavian?

In the Shavian alphabet, the letter ๐‘“ makes an f sound and ๐‘ makes a "v" sound. It seems reasonable that these two letters should be reversed, since ๐‘ looks like an f. To stay consistent ...
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What setting for the dropoff rate in a language generator will produce a natural English phoneme distribution?

In creating an ancestral lang for a hard-fantasy world that is based on the language of your home, you first have to understand that language. And for an impatient worldbuilder like me, the Vulgar ...
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Is Glosa more than just a relex of English?

Looking for information on the International Auxiliary languages Interglossa and Glosa again, I stumbled over these sample texts in Glosa. I am astonished, how slavishly Glosa copies the English ...
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