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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.