Cambric (Cambraeg or Y Gambraeg) is a member of the Caeltig branch of Uletarephian languages spoken natively in Tircambry and in Colonia Galesa in the Ardisphere. The language developed in the Tircambry region of northwestern Uletha from an earlier Proto-Ulethan language or languages.
The Cambric alphabet consists of 28 letters. Some letters found in other Latin alphabets are missing, e.g. "j", "k", "q","v", "x" and "z", but Cambric contains a number of diagraphs which are regarded as letters in their own right.
The 28 letters of the Cambric alphabet are:
a, b, c, ch, d, dd, e, f, ff, g, ng, h, i, l, ll, m, n, o, p, ph, r, rh, s, t, th, u, w, y
As well as "a", "e", "i", "o" and "u", "w" and "y" are also regarded as vowels in most circumstances.
The most common diacritic is the circumflex (^), which lengthens a vowel. The acute accent (') is also used, to indicate where the stress falls when the normal rules doesn't apply.
The Cambric pronunciation of some letters is different from that common in many other languages and include some rare sounds, the most famous example of which is the voiceless alveolar lateral fricative [ɬ], represented by the letter "ll".
The main differences in the pronunciation of Cambric and Ingerish letters include:
|a||The long form is pronounced as in the Ingerish "hard".|
|c||C is always pronouced hard, like an Ingerish K, never soft like an S.|
|ch||like the CH" in "loch".|
|dd||a voiced TH, as in the Ingerish "them".|
|f||like an Ingerish V; never like an Ingerish F.|
|ff||like an Ingerish F.|
|g||always hard, as in the Ingerish "god". Never soft as in "German".|
|ng||like the NG in the Ingerish word "long".|
|i||the long form is like the EE in the Ingerish "seen".|
|ll||an aspirated L, sounded by placing the tongue so as to sound an Ingerish L and hissing out of one side of the mouth.|
|o||the long form is as in the Ingerish word "ore".|
|r||never slurred or lost as it is in many Ingerish dialicts.|
|rh||an aspirated R, which does not occur in Ingerish.|
|th||always an unvoiced TH, as in "thin" ("dd" represents the voiced "th" in Cambric)|
|u||like an Ingerish I, i.e. short as in "bit"; long as in "seen".|
|w||as a consonant, like the Ingerish, as in "wind". As a vowel, short as in "book"; long as in "fool".|
|y||When not in the last or only syllable or a word, like a short Ingerish U as in "gun". When the last syllable, like the Ingerish I in "bit" or EE in "preen".|