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Pronunciation

Example of pronunciation noteWhen I first began my project, I just used English-type pronunciations for the greetings, such as (oke-luh-HO-muh).  However, since then, I have studied some phonetics and learned the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).  Since there are so many English dialects, I realized that each person would probably read my pronunciations differently.  Therefore, for those who are familiar with it, I have also provided pronunciations in the International Phonetic Alphabet, which is much more precise.  

However, on this new website, on some pages, you can move your cursor over the pronunciations to see pronunciation tips for certain sounds, as shown in the illustration.

If you really want to know exactly how to say these greetings, I highly recommend studying phonetics and learning the International Phonetic Alphabet.  However, for those who don't want to take the time, I have still included the English-type pronunciations.  However, if you use these, please understand that you are may very likely be pronouncing the words wrong.

If you want to learn about phonetics, I recommend reading the book A Practical Introduction to Phonetics, by J.C. Catford.

Example of IPA:    

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