The phonology of Māryanyā is in many ways closer to Proto-Indo-Aryan than its sister language Sanskrit, but includes two phonemes, /l/ and /x/, found only in loanwords (see the Sound Changes section for more). The romanization scheme I use is based on a combination of standard academic romanizations for Sanskrit and those for Near Eastern languages such as Akkadian and Hittite.
/ʋ/ is pronounced [v] in clusters.
Māryanyā also has the phonemic diphthongs /au̯/ ⟨au⟩ and /ai̯/ ⟨ai⟩.
I developed Māryanyā’s predictable stress system based on the reconstruction of neighboring Akkadian’s stress system found in Helle 2012. The rules are as follows:
There are three types of syllables: light (open with short vowels), heavy (open syllables with long vowels/diphthongs and closed syllables with short vowels), and superheavy (closed syllables with long vowels/diphthongs). If the last syllable of the word is superheavy, that syllable bears the stress. If the last syllable of the word is not superheavy, then the last non-final heavy or superheavy syllable bears the stress. If there are no superheavy or non-final heavy syllables in the word, then the first syllable of the word bears the stress. Monosyllabic words do not bear stress.