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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”
- Palo – PAY loh
- Marrea – mah REE aye
- y holds the long I sound except when followed by a vowel.
- Ya= yuh
- I is always short sound.
- 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
- Khomar – KOH mar
- Auxule – AHK sool