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Sindarin Unit 1 - Lesson 1 - Pronunciation
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Terms in this set (30)
A / Á / Â
Always long, as in 'father', never pronounce it short like the English 'hat'
E / É / Ê
This is always like the e in 'fed' or 'head', never 'feet'
I / Í / Î
If it starts a word it is a 'y' sound as in 'yes' (apart from im and i as these words are too short). An 'i' without an accent is pronounced short, as in 'sick', or 'hit'. An accented 'i' is a long 'ee' sound, like the 'i' in 'machine'
O / Ó / Ô
A short o is like the 'o' in 'dog' or 'lot'. An accented o should be pronounced like the O in 'snow', 'oh'
U / Ú / Û
Pronounce this like the 'oo' in 'tool'
Y / Ý / Ŷ
This should be pronounced like a rounder version of a 'u', as in the French 'lune'
This is always hard as in 'kite', never soft like the English 'cent'
Beginning of word; soft as in 'father'. Anywhere else in the word; a 'v' as in 'verge'
Always hard, as in 'get', never soft like the word 'edge'
As mentioned above, it becomes a 'y' as in 'yacht' if before a vowel or starting a word
Clear as in 'let' or 'leaf', never 'dark L' as in British English 'bottle'
Trilled at the front of the mouth, as in Spanish
Never as in 'church', always as in 'loch' or 'bach' from Scots/German
The voiced 'th' sound as in 'these', or 'those'
The older British English pronunciation of 'white', or with a slight breath before the 'w' as if the letters WH in 'white' were reversed
The Welsh LL sound. For an approximation, pronounce this as if the letters were reversed and written HL
At the beginning or end of a word, as in the English 'ring' or 'sing', otherwise as in 'finger'
An 'f' sound as in 'phonic' or 'phone'
This is an un-trilled R (pronounce it just like the normal English R in 'red', 'bread')
A soft 'th' as in 'thing' or 'thick' - see below for further information
Like the 'i' in 'fine' or 'light', not like the 'ai' in the word 'straight'Value
Same as for AI, the 'i' in 'fine' or 'bright' - see below for further information
Pronounce like the 'ou' in 'loud' or the 'ow' in 'now'
As for AU above, pronounce like the 'ou' in 'loud' or the 'ow' in 'now'
This is like the English 'ay' in 'bray' or 'say'
This is the 'oy' sound in 'boy'
Pronounce this like the word 'whee', not like the 'ui' in the English 'ruin'
As in the word 'fair'
As in 'dear' or 'ear'
As in the word 'fur'
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Sindarin Unit 1 - Lesson 2 - Greetings, Yes & No
Sindarin Unit 1 - Lesson 3 - Origins
Sindarin Unit 1 - Lesson 3 Sindarin Place Names
Sindarin Unit 1 - Lesson 4 - Questions
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