Help:IPA/Kouri-Vini

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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Kouri-Vini (Louisiana Creole) 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 Kouri-Vini orthography Examples English approximation
b b bébé best
d d dèlta delta
dj djab jam
f f fiy fan
ɡ g gémm game
h h hont ham
j y yé yellow
k k kouri kyte
l l lékòl lamb
m m mamm mother
n n nòr north
ɲ ñ mañè jalapeño
p p popa part
ɾ ɾ rou (American English) better; cod
ʳ r middle position followed by consonant: par quarter
s s, ç sé, gaçon six
ʃ sh sh shin
t t tenn tender
ch ch channel
v v vendé van
w w wé win
z z zozo zebra
ʒ j joué leisure
Vowels
IPA Kouri-Vini orthography Examples English approximation
a a akoté bra
ɑ twa
æ æ frær (American English) bat
e é péyé pay
ɛ è fèt festival
i i bi sheet
ɪ ì babìnn tin
o o o open
ɔ ò nouzòt caught
ø e de cut
œ œ kœr German Hölle
u ou fou you
y u barbu (Scottish and Australian English) too
Nasal vowels
ã an, am, en, em endan, tem French Jean
ɛ̃ in, im mattin, fim French bien
ɔ̃ on, om mouton, bomb French bon
œ̃ un, um lundi French un

References

  • Landry, Christophe, Cliford St. Laurent, Michael Gisclair (2016). "Kouri-Vini Orthography Guide". Louisiana Historic & Cultural Vistas. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 


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