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Arcadespeak, rendered as Áŗkadſpëk, is an alternate orthography/variety of the English language. Words are spelled mostly phonetically, and you can spell a word however you think it's pronounced. The aesthetic is somewhat inspired by Vietnamese, which I personally like though many people hate it. Arcadespeak can also incorporate words from other languages if the user wishes to do so. This page is written with General American English in mind, though it does somewhat apply to other accents and dialects of English. This was made for fun and my own enjoyment, and is not a legitimate attempt to replace English.

There are no silent letters, and double letters only occur when the sound happens twice in a row.

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

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

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

B makes the sound of the underlined letters in "bat" and "baseball".

C makes the sound of the underlined letters in "church" and "chair".

D makes the sound of the underlined letters in "dark" and "wood".

Ð makes both the /ð/ and /θ/ sound, found in the underlined letters in "bath", "tithe", "thin", and "that", but only in the middle or end of words.

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

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

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

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

F makes the sound of the underlined letters in "family", "fast", and "phosphorus".

G makes the sound of the underlined letters in "game" and "flag".

Ᵹ makes the sound of the GR in "great" and "orthography".

In dialects and accents where it exists, Ȝ makes the /x/ sound, found in the underlined letters in "loch" and "Chanukah".

H makes the sound of the underlined letters in "hello" and "comprehend".

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

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

J makes the sound of the first letter in "joy" and "giraffe", and the underlined letters in "sludge".

K makes the sound of the underlined letters in "karate", "cat", and "lick".

L makes the sound of the underlined letters in "look" and "laugh".

M makes the sound of the underlined letters in "mom" and "may".

N makes the sound of the underlined letters in "nope" and "pinch".

Ŋ makes the sound of the last two letters in "going" and the underlined letter in "English".

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

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

P makes the sound of the underlined letters in "punk" and "pill".

Q makes the sound of the underlined letters in "aqua" and "taekwondo".

R makes the sound of the underlined letters in "read" and "compromise".

Ŗ doesn't make a sound on it's own, but instead modifies the sounds of other vowels. These sounds are detailed further down the page.

S makes the sound of the underlined letters in "dance", "sue", and "looks".

ẞ and S make the same sound, but when in the middle of a word ẞ is used instead of S. However, S is used in the middle instead if it is preceeded by or followed by an F, and in a case where two ẞ's would be used in a row, S replaces the second ẞ.

Š makes the sound of the underlined letters in "share" and "shake".

T makes the sound of the underlined letters in "time", "Thames", "interest", and "locked".

Þ makes both the /ð/ and /θ/ sound, found in the underlined letters "bath", "tithe", "thin", and "that", but only at the start of a word.

U makes the sound of the underlined letters in "took", "good", and "put".

Ü makes the sound of the underlined letters in "new", "due", and "cool".

V makes the sound of the underlined letters in "vapor", "leave", and "of".

W makes the sound of the underlined letters in "wait" and "aware".

In dialects and accents without a whine-wine merger, Ƿ is used to represent the sound of the underlined letters in "what" and "whine".

X makes the sound of the underlined letters in "experiment" and "thanks".

Y makes the sound of the underlined letters in "young" and "yell".

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

Z makes the sound of the underlined letters in "zebra", "xylophone", and "as".

Ž makes the sound of the underlined letters in "measure" and "vision".

ÁŖ makes the sound of the underlined letters in "car", "alarm" and "are".

ÆŖ makes the sound of the underlined letters in "fair", "chair" and "heir".

ÉŖ makes the sound of the underlined letters in "clear", "tear" and "beer".

IŖ makes both the /ɝ/ and /ɚ/ sound, found in the underlined letters in "mercy", "earth", "word", and "person".

ÖŖ makes the sound of the underlined letters in "boar", "four" and "chore".

ÜŖ makes the sound of the underlined letters in "pure", "cure" and "Europe".

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


In Arcadespeak, words from any language can be used, which means that English color names are perfectly fine. However, using a combination of Toki Pona and Anglish I devised this color system specifically for Arcadespeak:

Colors
Bláſémdéŗ Loye Wïnloye
Læx Wïnæpl Klahüd
Piŗſák Öŗinj Öŗinjbrön
Sæfrán Skátc Géld
Bétiŗhüd Yelo Bræs
Pæŗ Söiŗᵹën Fiŗnhüd
Hénëdü Ᵹën Fenᵹën
Sëfom Tël Láso
Skïhüd Hün Woden
Lævendiŗ Velkloye Madæpl
Pink Fyüscé Tiviŗ
Hazl Brön Kófëbrön
Blëcdᵹa Ᵹa Šadedᵹa
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 Ï Mïn Mïself
Inclusive Plural És Áŗ Áŗs Áŗſelvs
Exclusive Plural Nés 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 Yöŗ Yöŗs Yöŗſelvs
Indefinite Generic Singular Xöŗ Xöŗs Xöŗſelf
One Whole System Söŗ Söŗs Söŗſelvs
Multiple Whole Systems Wöŗ Wöŗs Wöŗſelvs

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 A Æŗ Æŗ Æŗs Æŗſelf
Outherine Singular O Om Os Os Omſelf
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 Lës Lës Lëſelvs
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 áŗt)" being correct and "Thou are (Þö áŗ)" being incorrect.