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Monday, March 23, 2015

As you know, I am focusing on the official orthography. I want to get to the point....

You said:

As you know, I am focusing on the official
orthography.  I want to get to the point, where I can read words from the way
they are written; not because I already know them.  I want get to the point,
where I can write them; not because I have already seen them.

So, we have the
word "cheve" for hair.  Now, if I am not mistaken the pronunciation is the same
as the French "cheveux".  However, "e" in "cheve" would not seem to rhyme with
the "e" words like "peyi", "kwe", and "vle".  But use of "è" would seem wrong
too, since the syllables in "cheve" don't rhyme with the words "mèt", "fèt", and
"lèt".

And so, I am not sure how the proper pronunciation of "cheve" is
arrived at from the use of this spelling; unless of course, I am mispronouncing
the word as French?

Thanks!

Mandaly says:

Haitians say 'cheve' or 'chive' and it's not pronounced like the French word 'cheveux'
We use the Haitian Creole letter 'e' to say 'cheve'.  Remember that the french sound 'eux' does not exist in H. Creole.

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