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Offline Aysok

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Oe Pronounciation
« on: August 19, 2010, 04:12:51 pm »
How is oe pronounced? This has me stumped and it doesn't seem to be in the na'vi in a nutshell pdf.
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Re: Oe Pronounciation
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 04:19:04 pm »
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When oe is by itself or at the end of a word (e.g. moe), each vowel is
pronounced individually; when it has an ending (oeyä, oel, oeti, oeru) or occurs in the
middle of a word the vowels are pronounced as “we” in wept, went, or wed. Finally, in the
dual and trial forms, regardless of whether there’s an ending, the vowels are pronounced
individually. So, oe has two syllables, oel has one syllable, pxoe has two syllables and pxoel
also has two syllables. If you hear someone pronounce oeru as “ohehroo” instead of
“wehru,” they are speaking formally.

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Re: Oe Pronounciation
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 04:27:49 pm »
Thanks! Guess I didn't look good enough. ;D
Would've never thought it would be pronounced like that
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Re: Oe Pronounciation
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 01:41:45 pm »
Hmm I've always pronounced as "way".

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Re: Oe Pronounciation
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 04:58:04 am »
Hmm I've always pronounced as "way".

This is incorrect because there is no diphthong in "oe". It is pronounced "oh-weh" with 2 syllables. See MIPP's post for more info.

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Re: Oe Pronounciation
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 01:12:51 am »
In addition, I always say {o̯ɛ} instead of {wɛ} when the diphthongal version of "oe" occurs, yet it is still {o.ɛ} in formal speech (and even more formally, "ohe" {o.hɛ}).
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