Powhatan/Pronunciation

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The Powhatan Alphabet[edit]

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All Consonants are in the "A" Form
English Final Powhatan Script IPA American
S s is pronounced like s in sierra
Z' ʒ is pronounced like z' in zulu
SK' sk is pronounced like sk' in skate
SHK ʃk is pronounced with the sh in show but with a k in kite before the ow
TS ʈs is pronounced like ts in lots
SH ʃ is pronounced like sh in shoe
CH ʧ is pronounced like ch in charlie
ZH ʤ is pronounced like j in juliet
P p is pronounced like p in papa
B b is pronounced like b in bravo
F f is pronounced like f in fox
V v is pronounced like v in victor
K k is pronounced like k in kilo
G ɡ is pronounced like g in golf
N n is pronounced like n in november
M m is pronounced like m in mike
T ʈ is pronounced like t in tango
D ᒄᖮ d is pronounced like d in delta
R ɹ is pronounced like r in romeo
L l is pronounced like l in lima
H h is pronounced like h in hotel
TH ð is pronounced like th in thought
NG Ŋ is pronounced like ng in longest
SP sp is pronounced like sp in space
Y j is pronounced like y in yankee




== Diacritics ==
English Powhatan Script IPA American
wi wiː is pronounced like whee in wheel
ihᐤ iːh is pronounced with an aspirated ending sound
ii {iː} is pronounced with an elongated vowel sound
== Diphthongs ==
English Powhatan Script IPA American
U ᐅᐦ is pronounced like oo in boot
UH ᐁᐦ ʌ is pronounced like u in shut
AH ᐊᐦ æ is pronounced like a in fat
IH ᐃᐦ ɪ is pronounced like i in lit
AI ᐊᑊ ʌɪ is pronounced like i in kite
EI ᐁᑊ is pronounced like a in fate
AO is pronounced like ow in cow
OI ᐅᑊ ɔɪ is pronounced like oy in toy
== Vowels == (basically, all vowels are pronounced like in the English words "spaghetti" & "uno")
English Reduced Powhatan Script IPA American
A ɑː is pronounced like a in father
E ɛ is pronounced like e in bet
I is pronounced like ee in see
O əʊ is pronounced like ow in show