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Phonology

Vowels

a - as a in far, but cut short

e - as e in set

i - as i in tin

o - as o in mother (never long as in long)

u - as u in hurt

y - as ea in fear, but cut short

x - schwa, as e in power

 

 

ax - as a in father

ai - as i in nice

au - as ow in vowel

ex - as ea in bear

ee - as ay in bay (without the -y sound)

ey - as ei in french soleil

ox - long, as o in long

oa - as in oa book

oo - as o in hope

oy - as oi in poison

ux - as eux in french yeux

uu - as in u french dur

uy - as in french oeuil

yx - as ea in fear

if these groups of consonants appear  because of the joning of words, conjugation. declining, or any other reason, they should still be pronounced seperately. This is marked by an accuted accent between these two vowels.

 

Consonants

b - as b in bed

c - as sh in short

d - as d in door

f - as f in fun

g - as g in go

h - as h in heaven

j - as y in year

k - as k in kitchen

l - as l in love

m - as m in move

n - as n in not

p - as p in pot

q - as g in french plage

r - rolling, as r in Spanish perro

s - as s in soft

t - as t in time

v - as w n German wetter

w - as w in word

z - as z in lizzard

 

th - as th in thorough

dh - as th in there

ng - as ng in being

nk - as in nk bank

tc - as tc in cheers

dq - as j in jump

 

if any other combinations of consonants appear, they should be pronounced seperately.

if these groups of consonants appear  because of the joning of words, conjugation. declining, or any other reason, they should still be pronounced seperately. This is marked by an accuted accent between these two consonants.