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Offline leke

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pronunciation of 'o'
« on: October 24, 2011, 07:30:41 am »
Hi, I've just started learning na'vi and have a question about the pronunciation of the letter 'o'. In the excellent youtube pronunciation series from Ftiafpi, ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Xo-x55n1x8g#t=157s ) he pronounces the letter with a 'w' ending, making it sound more like a diphthong. Reading the pronunciation guide on the learnnavi.org website, it says it is a back vowel, which I thought didn't include the trailing 'w' afterwards (like the Spanish o perhaps).

Later on, listening to the texts he reads, it sometimes sounds like he uses the short method if the o appears in the middle of the word, and the long method if the word ends in o.

Can someone clear this up for me?

Thanks.
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Re: pronunciation of 'o'
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 08:20:54 am »
He probably made mistakes in there, that video has some age. It's a good start though.

Anyway, o is NOT a diphthong, but it is the

Close-mid back rounded vowel [o] (More info)

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Re: pronunciation of 'o'
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 01:32:13 pm »
He probably made mistakes in there, that video has some age. It's a good start though.

Anyway, o is NOT a diphthong, but it is the

Close-mid back rounded vowel [o] (More info)
Thanks, it's just like in Finnish then. I'm quite lucky because most of the pronunciations are the same as in Finnish :P

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Re: pronunciation of 'o'
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 09:08:52 pm »
He probably made mistakes in there, that video has some age. It's a good start though.

Anyway, o is NOT a diphthong, but it is the

Close-mid back rounded vowel [o] (More info)
Thanks, it's just like in Finnish then. I'm quite lucky because most of the pronunciations are the same as in Finnish :P

The spelling is similar, too :)

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