Syllable Generator


  1. Hello! This is a simple syllable generation tool to help you refine your conlang's phonotactics.

    Let's get started!

  2. First, you'll want to define your phonemes. This page provides a lot of options, but the primary lists are consonants and vowels.

    All of these lists are comma-separated, but you can combine multiple characters for things like diphthongs.

    I've already loaded our consonant and vowel lists with the phonemes in American English.

  3. For more complicated syllable structures, there are a series of additional lists that you can use in addition to the generic Consonant and Vowel lists.

    There are also four extra "generic" lists you can use if your language requires it.

  4. After defining your phonemes, click on the "Structure" tab.

    This is where we will define our syllablic structure.

  5. This panel provides you with a snapshot of your current phoneme lists so you don't have to flick back and forth between tabs.

  6. This is where you will enter your syllable structure.

    It follows a pretty standard format where elements not in parenthesis are required components of the syllable, and elements inside of parenthesis are optional.

    This is broken out into the three basic parts of a syllable. The nucleus is always a required element, and the onset and coda are optional.

    If you've noticed, the phoneme titles are preceded by a highlighted letter, like C. This is the letter you'll use for that phonemic group in your structure.

  7. If desired, you may enter simple sonority rules. Each rule is made up of three parts:

    1. The first phoneme
    2. Whether or not it must or must not be followed by…
    3. The following phoneme

    These elements currently only support a single entry. However, you could pair phonemes in these entries.

    Like the other entries, I've loaded this with two common sonority rules in American English.

  8. Once you're ready, click "Generate" and you'll be provided with a list of syllables built using your criteria.

    Remember, the larger the lists, and the more complicated the syllable structure, the longer it will take to make your list.

  9. Pretty simple, right?

    Go forth, and have fun conlanging!