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Pronunciation

Asanëa has a lot of the same sounds of English however there are some differences that do need to be known in order to speak the language.

Pronunciation Guide :

/ipa transcription/ - Romanization - Asanëan Character - English replication

Description of Sound

/p/ - Pp - ㅂ - p

This is the p sound in English such as in pet or stop.

/b/ - Bb - ㅃ - b

This is the b sound in English such as in bet.

/t/ - Tt - ㄷ - t

This is the t sound in English such as in tap.

/d/ - Dd - ㄸ - d

This is the d sound in English as in dad.

/k/ - Kk - ㄱ - k

This is the k sound in English such as in cat.

/g/ - Gg - ㄲ - g

This is the g sound in English such as in gate.

/s~ʃ/ - Ss - ㅅ s or sh

This is both the s and sh sound in English such as shut and sit. It becomes and sh sound in front of an ah sound or an ee sound.

/z~ʒ/ - Zz - ㅆ - z or zh

This is both the z and zh sound in English such as zebra and occasion. It becomes and sh sound in front of an ah sound or an ee sound.

/ʧ/ - Cc - ㅈ - ch

This is the ch sound in English as in chip.

/ʤ/ - Jj - ㅉ - j

This is the j sound in English such as in Jazz.

/f/ - Ff - ㅍ - f

This is the f sound in English such as in flip.

/ɹ~ɚ/ - Rr - ㅌ - r or ur

This is the r sound in English such as in rat or purge.

/w~u/ - Ww - ㅋ - w

This is the w sound in English such as in wait and if it is at the end of a syllable it forms with the vowel to create a diphthong with a oo sound at the end.

/θ/ - Th - ㅊ - th

This is the soft th sound in English such as in thing. There is no hard th sound as in the in Asanëa

/m/ - Mm - ㅁ - m

This is the m sound in English such as in mat.

/n/ - Nn - ㄴ - n

This is the n sound in English such as in net.

Null or /ŋ/ - nothing or Ng - ㅇ - ng

This is the ng sound in English such as in sing at the end. It is also the no sound symbol at the beginning of a syllable but not at the end ever.

/l~ɭ~ɫ/ - Ll - ㄹ - l

This is the l sound of English as in let and pull however when the l is at the end of a syllable with a vowel of ee, ah, uh or oh it is pronounced like an l but with your tongue flipped back a little.

/h~ç~x/ - Hh - ㅎ - h or kh

This is the h sound of English when it is said in the first part of a syllable as in hat however it comes before a ee, y sound or after an ee sound it becomes a sound like the h sound in heat. If the h comes at the end of a syllable it becomes (unless the previous exception applies) a kh sound in the end of the syllable as in the interjection yech.

/ɪ/ - Ii - ㅡ - i

This is the English short i sound as in kit.

/i/ - Ëë - ㅣ - ee

This is the English long e sound as in beet.

/ɛ/ - Ee - ㅔ - e

This is the English short e sound as in bet.

/a/ - Aa - ㅏ - ah

This is the English ah sound as in ah.

/ə/ - Uu - ㅓ - uh

This is the short u sound in English as in duck.

/o/ - Oo - ㅗ - oh

This is the monophthongization of the English long o sound as in show.

/u/ - Vv - ㅜ - oo

This is the English long oo sound as in boo.

/jɛ/ - ye - ㅖ - ye

This is the English ye sound as in yes.


/ja/ - ya - ㅑ - yah

This is a sound that combines the English y with the ah. An example is the German word for yes ja.

/jə/ - yu - ㅕ - yuh

This sound is a sound that combines the English y with the uh sound. Sounds like the modern slang pronunciation of you as yuh.

/jo/ - yo - ㅛ - yoh

This is a sound in English similar to yoyo but only as one.

/ju/ - yv - ㅠ - yoo

This is the long u sound in English as in you.

/oi/ - oi - ㅚ - oy

This is the English diphthong oy as in boy.

/oa/ - oa - ㅘ - oa

This is a combination of the English sounds oh and ah like the singer Choa.

/aɪ/ - ai - ㅐ - ie

This is the English long i sound as in bye.

/au/ - av - ㅒ - ow

This is the English ow sound as in power

/ui/ - vi - ㅟ - ooi

This is a combination of oo and ee as in buoy.

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