Phonetic pronounciation

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Just joined this community and not sure this is the area to post this question. Please indicate which would be the right area if this isn't it. I'm looking for for help in spelling out some words phoneticly (sp) in spanish. Can I get that help here or is there a website that I can refer to? Thank you for your help.

Ole

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updated JUL 11, 2008
posted by Ole-T-Gunderson

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Thanks for the help

updated JUL 11, 2008
posted by Ole-T-Gunderson
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Spanish is one of the few languages where the phonetic pronounciation is so regular and simple, that once you know how to read each letter separately, you can read all words. Someone used to learning foreign languages shouldn't need more than an hour to read effortlessly. A page like Wikipedia should be able to tell you how to read each letter, but if you are still not sure, I can give you as many details as you need.

For example, the vowels are read like this:

a: /a/
e: /e/
i: /i/
o: /o/
u: /u/

In diphthongs, the i becomes /j/ if it is followed by another vowel, like "ia" or "io.", and the "u" becomes /w/ before any other vowel, like in "ue".

updated JUL 11, 2008
posted by lazarus1907