Difference between revisions of "Pronunciation"

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| o      || [[wikipedia:Open back rounded vowel|ɒ]]        || kunw'''o'''k (language) || o as in not (UK, Australian) or thought (US)
 
| o      || [[wikipedia:Open back rounded vowel|ɒ]]        || kunw'''o'''k (language) || o as in not (UK, Australian) or thought (US)
 
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| r      || [[wikipedia:Retroflex approximant|ɻ]]
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| r      || [[wikipedia:Retroflex approximant|ɻ]]           || ku'''r'''ed (camp) || r as in red (but with tongue tip curled back further)
 
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| rr    || [[wikipedia:Dental and alveolar flaps|ɾ]] or [[wikipedia:Dental, alveolar and postalveolar trills|r]]
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| rr    || [[wikipedia:Dental and alveolar flaps|ɾ]] or [[wikipedia:Dental, alveolar and postalveolar trills|r]] || dja'''rr'''ang (horse) || t as in water (said like a fast d) or else rolled r as in Scottish English
 
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| u      || u                                              || k'''u'''nd'''u'''lk (tree) || u as in boot (US, UK), u as in book (Australian)
 
| u      || u                                              || k'''u'''nd'''u'''lk (tree) || u as in boot (US, UK), u as in book (Australian)

Revision as of 07:55, 26 January 2018

Notes: voicing..., breaking words into syllables (so you know how to say, e.g. kukak), international phonetic alphabet (special sounds are linked to more info) Wikipedia:IPA vowel chart with audio

Kunwok IPA Example Comments
a ɑ mah (ok) a as in father
b b bobo (bye) b as in baby
d d daluk (woman) d as in dog
dj ɟ djedje (woman's child) j as in jam (but with tongue body against hard palate)
rd ɖ wurdurd (child) like d but with tongue tip curled back
e ɛ kunkeb (nose) e as in pet (not before ng)
e æ bebmeng (arrived) a as in cat (before ng)
h ʔ yoh (yes) glottal stop, like tt in bottle in some English dialects
i i bininj (man) e as in beet (but with the tongue body pushed up)
k k daluk (woman) k but with no aspiration (at end of syllable)
k g kured (camp) g as in game (at start of syllable)
l l delek (white clay) l as in long
rl ɭ berluh (aunty) like l but with tongue tip curled back
m m manme (food) m as in man
n n nayin (snake) n as in nose
ng ŋ ngalyod (rainbow serpent) ng as in sing
nj ɲ njale (what) gn as in gnocci
rn ɳ birriwern (everyone) like n but with tongue tip curled back
o ɒ kunwok (language) o as in not (UK, Australian) or thought (US)
r ɻ kured (camp) r as in red (but with tongue tip curled back further)
rr ɾ or r djarrang (horse) t as in water (said like a fast d) or else rolled r as in Scottish English
u u kundulk (tree) u as in boot (US, UK), u as in book (Australian)
w w wakwak (crow) w as in wet
y j yoh (yes) y as in yes