qoi - Language - Khamno
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PRONUNCIATION

A ~ but
AA ~ what
E ~ bet
EE ~ say
I ~ sit
II ~ beet
O ~ saw, but with rounded lips
OO ~ tone
U ~ put
UU ~ soon

VISCERAL VOWELS

These are pronounced the same as above, but further back in the throat.










Between vowels(oi), a glottal stop is used. If the same vowel occurs 2-3 times in a row(a'a,aa'a,a'aa,',','), an apostrophe is used to indicate a glottal stop.

CONSONANTS

These are pronounced as in English:

B
P
V
F
M
G
K
D
T
TH
H
J
Z
S
SH
N
L
MB ~ curl your lips between your teeth, and make the B sound.
MP ~ curl your lips between your teeth, and make the P sound.
GH ~ German ach, but voiced.
GGH ~ same, but with more force.
KH ~ same, but aspirated, natch
KKH ~ same, but with more force.
DH ~ this
DDH ~ same, but more force.
TTH ~ like teeth, but with more force.
Q ~ such
ZH ~ pleasure
LH ~ l, but aspirated.
J'
Q'
Z'
S'
Like D,T,Z & S, but with the tip of the tongue against the roof of the mouth. (note: with J' & Q', the tip of the tongue if flattened out against the roof of the mouth, and brought downward, producing something like j and ch. Those familiar with Irish will recognize these sounds as the slender d and t.)

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