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Gender and Consonants

Consonants change voicing and sometimes place of articulation depending on gender and place in the word.

Plosives and Affricates
P, B
T, D
CH, J
C, G, Q (Q in demonic gender, C/G otherwise)

Plosives and affricates are always voiced at the end of a syllable. They are otherwise unvoiced in angelic, fairy and neutral genders. They are voiced in word initial in human gendered vowels and always voiced in demonic gender.

Fricatives: Group 1
WH, F, V (WH in angelic gender, F/V otherwise)
TH, S, Z (TH in angelic and fairy genders, S/Z otherwise)
SH, ZH

Group 1 fricatives are always unvoiced in angelic, fairy and neutral genders, voiced when word initial in human gender and always voiced in demonic gender.

Fricatives: Group 2
H, KH, QH (H in angelic and fairy genders, KH in neutral and human, QH in demonic)
Group 2 fricatives are always unvoiced.

Other
M
N
R
L

These are always the same, regardless of gender or word-position.

Example
cynwhœd (angelic) ecstasy
cynfed (fairy) joy
canfad (neutral) happiness
gwynfud (human) pleasure
qanvod (demonic) schadenfreude
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