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All vowels are long except when followed by a double consonant.
All r’s are rolled.
Male names tend to end in long “o” while female names end in long “a”
Examples: Palo – PAY loh
Marrea – mah REE aye
y holds the long I sound except when followed by a vowel.
I is always short sound.
Examples: Kintrye – KIN tryee
Aya – AH yuh
Jyrye – yi RYEE
Tynesprys – tie NEHS price
h always follows a hard consonant and gives a slight breath after it. Always found in the accented syllable.
ch is never at the beginning of a word and brings the guttural k sound
x is the guttural k followed by soft s almost z sound
u consonant e bring an oo sound
au = ah
Example: Khomar – KOH mar
Auxule – AHK sool