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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lesson 2 - Consonants

b pronounced as in believe, become, behave

ch pronounced as in show, shave, shower (Never as chop or chit-chat)

d pronounced as in David, day

f pronounced as in free, fall, freak

g pronounced as in gain, garbage, gallop (Never as barge, Marge, or merge)

j pronounced as in genre, jolie (Never as Job or Jesus)

k pronounced as in Khaki, Koala

l pronounced as in lola, lollita, love

m pronounced as in me, mandate memo

n pronounced as in Nancy, novice, new

p pronounced as in party, poll, pope

r pronounced as in (that's a hard one!) ...Rio

s pronounced as in society, Samson (Never like confusion)

t pronounced as in tea, tax

v pronounced as in violin, voltage,

W pronounced as in water, wash, week

z pronounced as in zigzag, zoo

y pronounced like the sound of "y" as in yahoo, yay myèl, fyèl, Kreyòl
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Let's practice! Please say out loud.

1. B - Bobo, bòlèt, boutèy.

2. ch - Chay, chante, chare, cheri, chokola, chandèl

3. D - Diri, dòmi, devan, dèyè, divòs

4. F - Fennen, fouye, frape, fèy, ti fifi

5. G - gaga, genyen goud, gade, gode, gouyad, granpanpan

6. J - Jounen, jenjanm, jwen, jodi-a, janbe, joujou, sonje.

7. K - kay, koulèv, kalalou, koze, kamyon, kaliko

8. L - Lamitye, lanmou, lontan, lendi, lavi.

9. M - Maten, monnen, malanga, mapou, moumou,mizik

10. N - Nenpòt, nannan, novanm, nanpwen, nwa, nimewo

11. P - Pantan, pon, repo, pati,repete, kapab

12. R - radyo, repo, reponn, pran, rele, repete, rezoud, ranmase

13. S - Soulye, souri, separe, sonnen, solèy, siwo

14. T - Tonbe, tankou, tablo, tete, tankou,tabak

15. V - Vini, vwayaj, vire, vit, vwazen

16. W - Woule, wouze, wè, wete, wouye, wayan

17. Z - Zewo, zantray, zwazo, zonbi, zanmi, zaboka, zoklo

18. Y - Soulye, serye, meyè, katye, metye, dezyèm, twazyèm, katriyèm, miyò.

2 comments:

  1. Better late than never, just on lesson 1 but i know it is going to be worth it...when over how to prononce the an, en, and ou sound and it was great what a beautiful langaguage to want learn and to speak to my brother and sister

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