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Re: Ave

nick_hempshall ("nick_hempshall" <nick_hempshall@...>) on January 29, 2008

Hi John

Yes, the vowels are pure vowels as in Spanish

The “AW” pronunciat= ion is for the benefit of people from the south of England where all our s= imple vowels have come to be pronounced as dipthongs or vowel glides. So t= he closest we get to a pure vowel sound for O is this one as in law, cause= or thought.

— In, John J Foerch <mebijohn@..= .> wrote:


I just started studying glosa, and I have one commen= t and one question.

The comment is that I started a ##glosa irc chan= nel on freenode, and I would welcome anyone to come and talk about and/or= in glosa there to learn with me.

The question is about the pronunc= iation of “O”. The tutorial I read contained two conflicting pieces of i= nformation–that glosa’s vowels sound like the vowels of Spanish, and tha= t “O” is pronounced like English “AW”. Pronouncing “O” like “AW” seems a= wkward an unnatural to me. “O”, as in “bone”, is perhaps the simplest v= owel sound for humans to make. Does glossa truly lack this sound? Why?=

Thank you, John Foerch

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