En réponse à Delirious <[log in to unmask]>: > > Here's a nice chart with the X-SAMBA equivalents to IPA sounds > (thanks, Christophe): You're welcome :) . > > VOWELS: > monothongs > phoneme transcribed as earth example > /&/ a (a)mo (latin) > (open front unrounded) (a)mi (french) > Other people have already replied to that, but I must insist again: Open front unrounded is /a/, not /&/. And Latin and French a are most certainly /a/. > > /G/ gh Not in > (voiced velar english. Someone give > fricative) me an example? > It's how 'g' is pronounced in Flemish and Southern Dutch (in Nothern Dutch it's simply /x/). > > /T/ fh (th)in (english) > (voiceless dental *not (th)is! > fricative) > I like the transliteration of this one :)) . > > diphtongs Somebody already said that, but "diphtong" is used only with vowels. With consonants, you just refer to "clusters". > > /dz/ dg fu(dg)e (english) > I like this one too :)) . This makes the whole phonology much easier to understand. Thanks! Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.