phonology and orthography
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the qhotbais language has forty-nine consonants, a large system by anyone's standards, and five vowels. they're shown here corresponding to their most common orthographical representation, but (as will be gone over later) it's not quite 1:1. columns and rows are arranged according to the phonological series they form, and are therefore not, like, perfectly phonetic.
brief tangent: why do so many conlangers feel pressured to arrange their phonologies into tables with hyperspecifically named places and manners of articulation? like, i know why, it's because beginners just start out fucking with the ipa chart on wikipedia and it's laid out that way, and because that's also how conworkshop does it for some reason, but that sucks actually. embrace table anarchy