Mapudungun/Raguileo/Pronunciation

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The Raguileo Alphabet[edit]

A C Z E F Q I K L B J M N H Ñ G O P R S T X U V W Y



Consonants[edit]

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C Is pronounced like ch in chocolate.
Z Is pronounced like a combination of the th in thing and a softened d.
F Is pronounced like f in food.

K Is pronounced like the k in Katherine.
L Is pronounced like the l in look.
B Is pronounced by saying L but having the tip of your tongue between your teeth.

J Is pronounced like the y in yes.
M Is pronounced like m in mouse.
N Is pronounced like n in not.

H Is pronounced like by saying n but having the tip of your tongue between your teeth.
Ñ Is pronounced like the ny in canyon.
G Is pronounced like the ng in sing.

P Is pronounced like p in party.
R Is pronounced like r in red.
S Is pronounced like the s in singer or like sh in show depending on dialect.

T Is pronounced like the t in type.
X Is pronounced like the tr in train.

Vowels[edit]

  • The vowel A is like the a in the english word father.
  • The vowel E is like the e in the english word met or bed.
  • The vowel I is like the ee in the english word see or the i in ill.
  • The vowel O is like the o in the english word hot or the augh in caught.
  • The vowel U is like the oo in the engish word boo or boot.

The last vowel V is made by first trying to say i in the english word ill but instead saying the oo in english word boot.


Semivowels[edit]

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Q Is pronounced like the g in gut.
W Is pronounced like the w in water.
Y Is pronounced like the y in yes.


Audio[edit]

Ruka - house

Xewa - dog