This new language that I am creating (as you may have noticed) has a few... differences from English, Spanish, French, and hell, even Na'vi from Avatar (which inspired me).
Word modifiers dictate how you pronounce certain syllables in a given word.
"!" = An exclamation point indicates that you must emphasize the previous letter. (Example: Sk!allí - Pronounced SKK-all-eeyie)
"'" = An apostrophe indicates a slight pause. (Example: The word O'tah (Under) is pronounced OO--Tah)
"." = A period indicates that you must slur the two letters it appears between. (Example: The word Sw.ia (Tree) is pronounced Swayee-ah)
"=" = An equals sign indicates you must hold the previous letter. (Example: The word S=íü (Sea) is pronounced Ssss-eeyie-ooway)
":" = A colon indicates that you must staccato the previous letter. (Example: The word T:as (Rock) is pronounced Tt-ass)
"¡" = The upside down exclamation point is used at the end of a sentence to indicate it is exclamatory.
"?" = The question mark is used the same as in English. To indicate interrogatory statements.
"*" = The asterisk is used to indicate a command, or imperative sentence.
"·" = The interpunct (Japanese period) is used to indicate a full sentence stop.
"," = The comma is used to indicate the end of a statement or an idea, not the end of a sentence.