Aʻatun [ˈɑ.ʕɑ.tʉn] is both the home galaxy and official language of the Skaran Empire. The language used aspirated, tenuis, and ejective stops. Speakers aspirated or ejected initial stops and a few other consonants before mid vowels [ᴇ ⱺ]. Eventually, aspirated consonants evolved into, sometimes different, fricatives ([pʰ→f]). Could ejective consonants have become non-ejective ([kʼ→k])? Could [bʰ] have become [ʋ]?
The language treats the character representing [i j] and <ϙ>, which represents [ɑ ʕ], as semivowels. This means certain words, such as Aʻatun, would, logically, have three of the same character in a row in local script. To avoid this, the intervocalic character has a turned comma above it. Thus, Aʻatun is spelled ϙϙ̒tuɤ locally. I will replace <tu> with the local characters when I figure them out. ϙ represents a gavel, and ɤ represents a ram's horn.
“The term ‘piracy’ when it refers to making unauthorized duplications of a copyrighted work is actually in reference to how pirates used to board merchant ships and make exact copies of everything on board, leaving the crew and cargo unharmed, but devaluing the goods slightly.”