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Sounds and Letters (Phonology and Orthography)

Modern Gallaic pronunciation is phonetic - a letter (character) or combination of letters always has the same given sound:


Vowels:


The vowels of the Modern Gallaic language can be either long or short as in Modern Irish with long vowels distinguished by the acute accent mark above the letter.

The short vowels are: a, e, i, o, u
a as in the 'a' in 'cat', example:
   as in the 'a' in 'about' or 'u' in 'but' (short indefinite sound, usually in the unstressed syllable), example:
e as in 'bet', example:
i as in 'tin', example:
o as in 'sock', example:
u as in the 'oo' in 'book', example:'

The long vowels are: á, é, í, ó, ú
á as in the 'a' in 'rather' or the 'ar' in 'art', example:
é as in the 'are' in 'square', example:
í as in the 'i' in 'marine' or the 'ee' in 'feet', example:
ó as in the 'oa' in 'oar', example:
ú as in the 'u' in 'flute', example:

Dipthongs: ei, iu, ou
ei as in the 'ay' in 'bay, for example:
iu as in the 'ew' in 'new', for example: "Blian niu mah aman" Have the best new year
ou as in the 'oa' in 'boat', for example:

Semi-vowels: w, y
w as in 'wash'
y as in 'yet'

Consonants:

The consonants are: p, t, c, ch, b, d, g, f, v, n, r, l, m, s
c as in the 'c' in 'cat'
g as in the 'g' in 'gone'
ch as in the 'ch' in Scottish Loch or 'g' in Spanish 'general' or 'j' in Spanish 'bajo', example: eche - and

gh as in the 'g' in Portuguese 'agora' or Spanish 'amigo' or 'gu' in Catalan 'figuera', example: A’ Gháltachd - the Gallaic-speaking area
v as the 'v' in 'van'

j as in the 'j' and 'dg' in 'judge' in English or the 'j' in Portuguese 'jambalaya'
nh as in the 'ng' in English 'king' or 'nh' in Portuguese and Galego 'algunha'

ñ as in the 'ni' in English 'minion'

tx as in the 'ch' in English 'church'
x as in the 'sh' in English 'shush'


to be continued...