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Aa Áá Åå Ææ Bb Cc Dd Ðð Ee Éé Ëë Êê Ff Gg Hh Ĥĥ Ii Ïï Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Ŋŋ Oo Óó Öö Pp Qq Rr Ŗŗ Ss Šš ẞſ Tt Þþ Uu Úú Üü Vv Ww Xx Yy Ÿÿ Zz Žž

Arcadespeak, rendered as Árkadſpëk, is a constructed variety of English that uses an extended alphabet to provide a more phoentic rendering of the English language as well as containing additional words from other languages, primarily German and Toki Pona. Arcadespeak is fluid and can have different spellings based on accents, so if it sounds right it is right. This page is written with General American English in mind, though it does somewhat apply to other accents and dialects of English.

The TH sound is represented by Þ at the start of a word, and Ð in the middle or end of a word.

The SH sound is represented by Š.

The CH sound is represented by C. Hard C is replaced by K, and Soft C is replaced by S.

The Hard G sound remains as G, while Soft G is replaced by J.

The NG sound (like in "going") is replaced by Ŋ.

The sound that S makes in words like "measure" is represented by Ž.

A makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "mate".

Æ makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "mat" and "cat".

Á makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "talk", "start", "father", and "are".

Å makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "idea".

É represents schwa, making the sound of the underlined vowels in "the", "us", "again", "american", and "another".

E makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "met".

Ë makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "bee", "being", and "toki".

When a word ends in Ë, Ë is replaced by Ê, but makes the same sound.

Ï makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "I", "time", "fly", "high", "pie", and "eye".

I makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "big", "busy", "England", "been", and "myth".

O makes the sound of the underlined letters in "open", "coat", "grow", "although", and "toe".

Ó makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "dog" and "cough".

Ö makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "now" and "house".

U makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "sun", "money", "does", "touch", and "flood".

Ú makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "good".

Ü makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "who", "food", "music", "you", "new".

Ÿ makes the sound of the underlined vowels in "boy" and "voice".

Ŗ does not appear on its own, but instead modifies the sound of other letters.

ÁŖ makes the sound of the underlined letters in "hair", "share", "bear", and "there".

ÉŖ makes the sound of the underlined letters in "ear", "beer", and "here".

IŖ makes the sound of the underlined letters in "person", "nurse", "bird", "work", and "earth".

ÓŖ makes the sound of the underlined letters in "tour" and "orange".

ÚŖ makes the sound of the underlined letters in "Europe" and "cure".

Ĥ and ĤŖ are silent and used to make words look better and more rounded out. Due to the "if it sounds right it is right" rule, these letters are optional and purely aesthetic.

ẞ is known as Long S and makes the same sound as S, which is known as Round S.

A Round S is always used at the start and end of a word with S: "his", "kumplans", "sukſes".

If there are two Long S's in a row, a Round S replaces the second Long S.

Before an apostrophe (indicating an omitted letter) a Round S is used: "us'd" and "klos'd".

Before and after an F, a Round S is used: "ófset", "sætisfækšin".

Round S is used before K, B, and U: "æsk", "husband".

Before a breaking hyphen at the end of the line, a Long S must be used: "Šæftſ-báŗê". (When hyphenation was not required, the word was spelled Šæftsbáŗê, with a Round S.)

WH in English is spelled and pronounced as V in Arcadespeak, so "what" becomes "vét".

When referring to a person, place the word "yán" before their name.


Color names are taken from both Toki Pona and Anglish. While other shades have names and exist just like in English, the following table lists various colors:

Colors
Blóſémdéŗ Loye Wïnloye
Læx Wïnæpl Klahüd
Piŗſók Óŗinj Óŗinjbrön
Sæfrán Skátc Géld
Bétrhüd Yelo Bræs
Páŗ Söiŗgrën Fiŗnhüd
Hénëdü Grën Fengrën
Sëfom Tål Láso
Skïhüd Hün Woden
Lævendr Velkloye Madæpl
Pink Fyüscé Tivr
Hazl Brön Kófëbrön
Blëcdgraĥ Graĥ Šadedgraĥ
Wálo
Pëmeyá


Pronouns in Arcadespeak follow a simplified and altered version of my previous English Pronoun Reformation, shown here:

First Person
Nominative Accusative Independent Genitive Dependent Genitive Reflexive
Singular Ïy Mïn Mïself
Inclusive Plural És Óŗ Óŗs Óŗselvs
Exclusive Plural Nüs Niŗ Niŗs Niŗselvs
One Whole System Sa Sïn Sïselvs
Multiple Whole Systems Wo Wa Wïn Wïselvs

Second Person
Nominative Accusative Independent Genitive Dependent Genitive Reflexive
Singular Þö Þê Þï Þïn Þïself
Plural Yóŗ Yóŗs Yóŗselvs
Indefinite Generic Singular Xóŗ Xóŗs Xóŗself
One Whole System Sóŗ Sóŗs Sóŗselvs
Multiple Whole Systems Wóŗ Wóŗs Wóŗselvs

Third Person
Nominative Accusative Independent Genitive Dependent Genitive Reflexive
Masculine Singular Him His His Himself
Feminine Singular Šê Hiŗ Hiŗ Hiŗs Hiŗself
Nonbinary Singular Zem Ziŗ Ziŗs Zemself
Xenine Singular Áŗ Áŗ Áŗs Áŗself
Outherine Singular Oĥŗ Oĥm Oĥs Oĥs Oĥmself
Aporine Singular Viŗ Vis Vis Viŗself
Agender Singular Co Co Cos Cos Coself
Generic, Unknown, or Neutral Singular Þán Þán Þáns Þáns Þánself
Plural Þa Þem Þiŗ Þiŗs Þemselvs
Inanimate Singular It It Its Its Itself
Inanimate Plural Lês Lês Lêselvs
One Whole System Sem Séŗ Séŗs Séŗselvs
Multiple Whole Systems Wem Wéŗ Wéŗs Wéŗselvs

Second Person Singular Pronouns have a word conjugation much like Early Modern English, with "Thou art (Þö árt)" being correct and "Thou are (Þö ár)" being incorrect.



Dictionary
Árkadſpëk English
Anjel Angel
Áĥŗ Ah
Ákeſê Non-Cute Animal, Reptile, Amphibian, Dinosaur, Monster
Ákëſowel Animal
Ál All
Árkad Arcade
Árkadſpëk Arcadespeak
Áŗpórt Airport
Áto Vehicle
Átopórtašin Transportation
Æpl Apple
Æš Ash
Æs Ass
Æz As
Bak Bake
Bæk Back
Bés Bus
Bëiŋ Being
Biŗd Bird
Bïk Bike
Bïſikl Bicycle
Bot Boat
Brij Bridge
Bÿ Boy
Canj Change
Cæptiŗ Chapter
Celo Cello
Ces Chess
Da Day
Dás That
Dæns Dance
Do
Dont Don’t
Dóg Dog
Drægin Dragon
Dÿc German
Dÿclænd Germany
Enjin Engine
Éĥ A
Émáŗiké America
Émáŗikin American
Énd And
Épártment Apartment
Épósém Opossum
Éŗ Ear
Éŗyeſtiŗda Ereyesterday
És Us
Év Of
Ëke Bad
Ëſt East
Fáðiŗ Father
Fïnd Find
Fïiŗ Fire
Fïiŗwóŗk Firework
Fiš Fish
Fót Fought
Frend Friend
Fïn Fine
Fúŗnva Homesick for somewhere you've never been
Ga Gay
Gárlÿd Garloid
Gæſolën Gasoline
Get Get
Gezündhït Bless you
Grat Great
Gúd Good
Gúdeſt Best
Gúdiŗ Better
Hat Hate
Hæt Hat
Hek Heck
Hel Hell
Helð Health
Héŗ Here
Hotel Hotel
Hóŗs Horse
If If
Iŋglænd England
Iŋgliš English
Iſt Is
Ïdå Idea
Jendiŗ Gender
Kámén Common
Kár Car
Káſé House
Kæbin Cabin
Kæt Cat
Kemiſtrê Chemistry
Köĥ Cow
Kil Kill
Kild Killed
Kómuniſt Communist
Kómunizém Communism
Queue
Kÿnokán Love at first sight
Lazê Lazy
Left Left
Leſpréŗ When you leave a conversation thinking about everything you could have said
Leſt Lest
Lëlê Small, Little, Young
Mad Maid
Mat Mate
Mál Bad
Mæd Mad
Mæt Mat
Mežiŗ Measure
Mös Mouse
Mÿ Very
Nam Name
Náká City, Town, Village, Municipality, Human Settlement, Society
Násën Street, Road
Ništ Not
Nóŗð North
Now
Nümánoéltrémïkroſkápikſilikoválkanokonëoſis Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
Oviŗmáro Overmorrow
Óf Off
Ófset Offset
Óŗké Orca
Pig Pig
Piŗſin Person
Plan Plane
Plæn Plan
Poneſt Best
Poné Good
Poniŗ Better
Rëælitê Reality
Rït Right
Sætisfækšin Satisfaction
See
Sit Sit
Sitê City
Sït Site
Sobrémeſé The time spent after a meal socializing with the people you shared the meal with
Sošél Social
Sošéliſt Socialist
Sošélizém Socialism
Sowelê Land Animal, Loveable Animal, Mammal
Söð South
Spëk Speak
Stárt Start
Stémik Stomach
Stov Stove
Stór Store
Šiŗ Sure
Šóŗ Shore
Tálk Talk
Témáro Tomorrow
Tiket Ticket
Tokê Hello
Tran Train
Træjedê Tragedy
Tïiŗ Tire
Tön Town
Trék Truck
Trïeſtiŗda Triesterday
Trïmáro Trimorrow
Þé The
Þink Think
Þis This
Þïnd Think, Find
Váſiŗ Water
Væt Vat
Veĥn If, Whenever
Vét What
Vin When
Why
Who
Wálobóŗd Whiteboard
Wáſiŗ Water
Wáſo Bird
Weſt West
Win Win
Wiŋ Wing
Wïn Wine
Wórd Word
Wórdſtók Dictionary
Yán Person
Yeſtiŗda Yesterday
Yokomešê The stress of speaking a foreign language
Zïléfon Xylophone