Transliteration Guide

a about
a cat
AA say "a" twice distinctly with an open mouth
b box
d door
d heavy "d" sound (open jaw but keep lips slightly r ound i.e. duh)
ee feet
f fish
gh the sound you make when gargling (touch very back of tongue to very back of mouth)
h hat
h heavy "h" sound (drop back of tongue to open back of throat then force air out for "h")
i ink
j jar
k kit
kh gravely "h" sound (touch back of tongue to roof of mouth and force air out)
l look
m man
n nurse
oo pool
o on
q queen ("k" sound made in back of the throat)
r rabbit (rolled "r" sound similar to spanish "r")
sh ship
s sea
s heavy "s" sound (open jaw but keep lips slightly r ound)
t tan
t heavy "t" sound (open jaw but keep lips slightly r ound)
th think
th "th" sound as in "the" but heavier (open j aw but keep lips slightly round)
u put
w water
/ pronounce the letter but cut it short by stopping suddent ly
y yarn
z zebra
Bold letters are silent e.g. w as in write
"-" is to make some words easier to read