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A:pá is an experimental language designed to theorise a "musical language" that is not wholly reliant on pitch, inspired by my love of music and language, and my inability to create a naturalistic language. Depending on how well this works, Áè:i may or may not be added to the Miheku universe.

Sound System

A:pá has no specific phones, but meaning is carried through various other means. Firstly, there are three manners of articulation: /p/, which is any voiceless oral plosive([Ⓟ])(|); /f/, which is any voiceless oral fricative([Ⓕ])(~); and /a/, which is any vowel, ([Ⓥ])

Length is marked with a <:>, similar to the IPA symbol for length, /ː/, and may be doubled to make the sound longer. Each successive <:> doubles the length of the sound, and can be applied to any of the three bases.

What is of greatest interest in A:pá's system is the tone system. There are 6 "tones", here described using musical terminology, as well as the basic "unchanging" tone, "a" (→).

There is no native orthography for A:pá.



Nouns are highly fusional in A:pá, being marked for plurality, tense, and politeness.