In the orthoëpy given in the vocabularies, the vowels used represent the following sounds:-
|1||a||short as in fat||fat|
|2||â||long like a in far||fâr|
|3||e||short as in wet||wet|
|4||ê||long as in where||whêre|
|5||á||short and acute as in fate||fáte|
|6||ā||longer than a in fame||fāme|
|7||i||short as in wit||wit|
|8||ĕ||short as in we||wĕ|
|9||ee||long as in wee||wee|
|10||o||short as in cot||cot|
|11||ô||long as in cord||côrd|
|12||ó||short and acute as in photo||phóto|
|13||ō||long as in fold||fōld|
|14||u||short as in shun||shun|
|15||û||long as in jeûne||zhûn|
|16||ū||short like ou in would||wūd|
|17||oo||long like ooe in wooed||wooed|
The English i as in fire is represented by ae~.
The consonants are pronounced as in English, with the following exceptions:-
Ch is not hard like k, nor soft as in chase, but always guttural, as in loch, trachle.
Dd, tt, ll, and nn represent a very soft sound of these consonants, in forming which the tongue, near the tip, touches the upper gum.
Ly and ny represent a peculiar modification of the sounds of l and n, effected by placing the centre of the tongue against the roof of the mouth when pronouncing these consonants. The l is rather softer than in million, and the n softer than the first n in pinion.