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Alphabet and Pronunciation in Interlingua
Alphabet and Pronunciation in Interlingua

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In today's lesson you will learn how to write and pronounce the 26 letter of the Interlingua Alphabet.

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Interlingua alphabet[edit | edit source]

Interlingua uses the 26 letters.

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Letters (upper case) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Letters (lower case) a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
IPA a b k, t͡s~t͡ʃ[1] d e f ɡ [2] h~∅ i ʒ k l m n o p k [3] r s~z [4] t [5] u v w~v ks i z
Names a be ce de e ef ge ha i jota ka el em en o pe cu er es te u ve duple ve ix ypsilon zeta

Phonology[edit | edit source]

Interlingua is primarily a written language, and the pronunciation is not entirely settled. The sounds in parentheses are not used by all speakers.

Labial Alveolar Post-

alveolar

Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k ɡ
Affricate (ts ~ tʃ) (d)ʒ
Fricative f v s z ʃ (h)
Approximant l j w
Rhotic ɾ
Front Back
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open a

English Approximant[edit | edit source]

LETTERS IN INTERLINGUA PRONUNCIATION ENGLISH SPEAKERS
A ah
B b
CA / CO / CU kah / koh / kou
CE / CI tseh / tsih
CH k
CH s (French influence)
D d
E eh
F f
GA / GO / GU gah / goh / gou
GE / GI jeh / jih
H h
I ih
J zh
K k
L l
M m
N n
O oh
P p
QU k + ou
Q + vowel k
R r
S s
S z (between vowels)
T t
U ou
V v
W ou
X ks
Y ih
Z z

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