Help:IPA for Fijian

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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Fijian pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.

English approximations are in some cases very loose, and only intended to give a general idea of the pronunciation.

Consonants
IPA Orthography Nearest English equivalent
β v von
ð c then
j y (often silent) yes
k k sky
l l less
m m mum
mb b amber
n n noon
nd d dandy
ɳɖ nr indraw
ndʒ j, di [ndʒ] ienious
ŋ g song
ŋɡ q finger
r r (trilled)
s s sis
t t stop
j, ti ([tʃi]) church, venture
ɰ w water
Stress
IPA Example Note
ˈ siga [ˈsiŋa],
cauravou [ðɔuraˈβou]
Stress falls on the
penultimate vowel letter1
Vowels
IPA Orthography Nearest English equivalent
a a cat
father
e e pet
plate
i i seat
seed
o o old
more
u u coot
moon
Diphthongs
ei ei grey
eu eu
ɛi ai between may and my
iu iu eew!
oi oi coy
ou ou know
ɔu au between know and now

Notes

  1. ^ That is, penultimate syllable if final vowel is short, but final syllable if that has a long vowel or diphthong.







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