Table of Sounds

In the orthoëpy given in the vocabularies, the vowels used represent the following sounds:-

1ashort as in fatfat
2âlong like a in farfâr
3eshort as in wetwet
4êlong as in wherewhêre
5áshort and acute as in fatefáte
6ālonger than a in famefāme
7ishort as in witwit
8ĕshort as in we
9eelong as in weewee
10oshort as in cotcot
11ôlong as in cordcôrd
12óshort and acute as in photophóto
13ōlong as in foldfōld
14ushort as in shunshun
15ûlong as in jeûnezhûn
16ūshort like ou in wouldwūd
17oolong like ooe in wooedwooed

The English i as in fire is represented by ae~.

The consonants are pronounced as in English, with the following exceptions:-

Ch is not hard like k, nor soft as in chase, but always guttural, as in loch, trachle.

Dd, tt, ll, and nn represent a very soft sound of these consonants, in forming which the tongue, near the tip, touches the upper gum.

Ly and ny represent a peculiar modification of the sounds of l and n, effected by placing the centre of the tongue against the roof of the mouth when pronouncing these consonants. The l is rather softer than in million, and the n softer than the first n in pinion.

2002-06-21 CPD