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Japreria Pronunciation and Spelling Guide

Welcome to our Japreria alphabet page! The following charts show the pronunciation for the Japreria orthography we have used on our site, as well as some alternate spellings that you may find in other books and websites.

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Japreria Vowels

Character
We Use:
Sometimes
Also Used:
IPA symbol: Japreria pronunciation:
a    a Like the a in father.
e    e Like the e sound in Spanish, similar to the a in gate.
ë  ə ɘ ~ ə Similar to the a in about.
i    i Like the i in police.
o    o Like o in note.
u    u Like u in flute.
ü  y, ï, u i This sound does not exist in English. It sounds like the i in police only pronounced further back in the mouth. Examples of such sounds in Eurasian languages include the "dark i" of Russian or the undotted ı of Turkish.

Japreria Consonants

Character
We Use:
Sometimes
Also Used:
IPA symbol: Japreria pronunciation:
ch  č  t Like ch in cheese.
h  j  h Like h in hay.
j  x  x Like the raspy j in Spanish jalapeno.
k  c, qu  k Like the soft k sound in English ski.
m    m Like m in moon.
n    n Like n in night.
p    p Like the soft p in spin.
r     Like the r in Spanish pero, somewhat like the tt in American English butter.
ŕ  R, g   Like the guttural French "r."
s    s Like the s in sun.
sh  š   Like sh in shell.
t    t Like the soft t in star.
v    υ This is an approximant v sound that doesn't exist in English. If you've ever heard Scandinavian languages such as Norwegian, Danish or Finnish being spoken, it is the same v sound from those languages. It sounds like a cross between a v and a w to English speakers.
y    j Like y in yes.

Japreria Indian Pronunciation and Vocabulary Resources

   Japreria words
   Japreria picture dictionary
   Cariban

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