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Algilez International Language - Grammar

20 July 2015

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2. Algilez Alphabet & pronunciation

2.1

Algilez Alphabet Pronunciation

In order to see and learn Algilez most efficiently, it is recommended that you download the Algilez Alphabet and

Font and install it on your computer. This only takes a few moments and will enable you to avoid any confusion

between pronunciation of letters and words in your first language and Algilez. There are only eight new symbols to

learn, each representing a common English Language phoneme (letter sound). All of the others you will recognise

since they are identical (or very similar) to the normal Latin alphabet. Se

e Algilez Alphabet & Font

to download the

alphabet.

Three of the normal Roman alphabet letters are given their own consonant sounds. 'c' is replaced by ‘

c

pronounced 'ch' (as in cheddar) and 'x' is replaced by ‘

x

’ pronounced 'sh' (as in shed). The ‘th’ sound in English

and other languages is not used in Algilez but the letter ‘q’ is replaced by ‘

q

’ and used for that sound where it is

needed in English names etc which may be used in Algilez.

a

Algilez also has two new vowels added to the Roman alphabet. The first is ‘

ã

‘ pronounced as in far. The second is

ø

‘ pronounced as in fort. The Algilez Alphabet also uses new symbols for the vowels

a

replaces ‘a’,

e

replaces ‘e’,

i

replaces ‘i’,

o

replaces ‘o’ and

u

replaces ‘u’. The purpose of the new symbols replacing the conventional Latin

letters is to remind learners that the pronunciation is specific to Algilez and will not necessarily be the same as the

pronunciation of the Latin characters used in their own languages.

Sound files for both Apple Quick Time Player (QTP) and for Windows Media Player (WMP) are included. These

enable you to hear the pronunciation of the Algilez characters. Whole Algilez alphabet:-

QTP , WMP

Symbol

Symbol

Pronunciation

Symbol

Name

Latin

ã

a(r) (far

) QTP WMP

a(r)

ã

ø

o(r) (fort

) QTP WMP

o(r)

ø

a

uh (cut

) QTP WMP

uh (cut)

a

b

b (bed

) QTP WMP

be

b

c

ch (check)

QTP WMP

che

c

d

d (den

) QTP WMP

de

d

e

e (bet

) QTP WMP

e (bet)

e

f

f (fen)

QTP WMP

fe

f

g

g (get

) QTP WMP

ge

g

h

h (hem)

QTP WMP

he

h

i

ee (beet)

QTP WMP

ee (beet)

i

j

j (jet)

QTP WMP

je

j

k

k (kettle

) QTP WMP

ke

k

l

l (let)

QTP WMP

le

l

Symbol

Symbol

Pronunciation

Symbol

Name

Latin

m

m (met)

QTP WMP

me

m

n

n (net

) QTP WMP

ne

n

o

o (hot

) QTP WMP

o (hot)

o

p

p (pet

) QTP WMP

pe

p

q

the (Beth

) QTP WMP

the

q

r

r (red)

QTP WMP

re

r

s

s (set)

QTP WMP

se

s

t

t (ten)

QTP WMP

te

t

u

oo (chute)

QTP WMP

oo

u

v

v (vet

) QTP WMP

ve

v

w

w (wet)

QTP WMP

we (wet)

w

x

sh (shed

) QTP WMP

she (shed)

x

y

y (yet

) QTP WMP

ye

y

z

z (zebra)

QTP WMP

ze

z

Whole Algilez alphabet:

- QTP , WMP .

To use the embedded sound files (which have the loudspeaker

symbol) in Adobe PDF Reader, click Enable Editing and ‘Trust this document one time’.