Learn Northern Sami with Steve the vagabond Part 2

The letter as used in Northern Sami followed by the IPA
letter for that sound. After this is an English description
of the sound.
A a – /ɑ/ “au” in British English “laugh”
Á á – /a/ “ah”
B b – /b/ “b” in “bed”
C c – /ts/ “ts” in “cats”
Č č – /tʃ/ “ch” in “check”
D d – /d/ “d” in “dog”
Đ đ – /ð/ “th” in “this”
E e – /e/ “e” in “weigh”
F f – /f/ “f” in “fish”
G g – /g/ “g” in “good”
H h – /h/ “h” in “hot”
I i – /i/ “e” in “me”, /j/ after a vowel, “y” in “yes”
J j – /j/ “y” in “yes”
K k – /k/ “c” in “cat”
L l – /l/ “l” in “lake”
M m – /m/ “m” in “man”
N n – /n/ “n” in “nut”
Ŋ ŋ – /ŋ/ “ng” in “sing”
O o – /o/ “o” in “or”
P p – /p/ “p” in “pet”
S s – /s/ “s” in “sit”
Š š – /ʃ/ “sh” in “ship”
T t – /t/ “t” in “tall”
Ŧ ŧ – /θ/ “th” in “thatch”
U u – /u/ “o” in “do”
V v – /v/ “v” in “van”
Z z – /dz/ “ds” in “raids”
Ž ž – /dʒ/ “j” in “joy”

The following are called dipthongs because they contain two vowel sounds pronounced in the same time as a single vowel sound
ie – /ie/ “ee” followed by “eh”
oa – /oɑ/ “oh” followed by “au” in British English “laugh”
uo – /uo/ “oo” followed by the “o” in “or”
When the letter “h” comes between a vowel and consonant, it does not represent the sound /h/ (as in “hat”) but rather represent a very breathy sound, like someone just breathing out and not completing the “h” sound. In IPA this is represented as /ʰ/, for instance in eahket /æʰket/

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