Terwene is written with 22 letters of the Latin alphabet without j, q, v and z and with no diacritics.
|/d/||/e/||/f/||/g/||/x/ (/h/)||/i/||/k/||/l/||/m/||/n/ (/ŋ/)||/o/||/p/||/r/ (/ɾ/)||/s/ (/z/)||/t/||/u/||/w/||/ʃ/ (/ʒ/)||/j/|
Numbers (1-10): wan, dos, san, kwar, kwin, low, ci, co, naw, ten.
Example text Edit
The North Wind and the Sun Edit
The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger, when a traveler came along wrapped in a warm cloak. They agreed that the one who first succeeded in making the traveler take his cloak off should be considered stronger than the other. Then the North Wind blew as hard as he could, but the more he blew the more closely did the traveler fold his cloak around him; and at last the North Wind gave up the attempt. Then the Sun shined out warmly, and immediately the traveler took off his cloak. And so the North Wind was obliged to confess that the Sun was the stronger of the two.
Nora Winte he Sole Edit
Nora Winte he Sole kiakordel baw xenule swa mas lial, datim boyulen holel bolbedi en gara kowte. Tasu akordel ke ule wanio pahunca ifa boyule i saka os kowte, datule dwa swa kaoledi i mas lial inter ambe. Datim Nora Winte soplel lio xeno ta cel, tan mas ta soplel, mas tango boyule bolbosel en kowte; he endo Nora Winte likayel tenta. Datim Sole xaynekel garito, he boyule tuy saka os kowte. He kos date Nora Winte dwel amita ke Sole swa mas lial inter ambe.