Flashcards in Letter Sounds & pronunciation Deck (33):
Tsay; creative, Celsius( soft c sound in German sounds like ts)
Es; zoo, shine, mouse
Ooh; sounds like Spanish 'u'
Ix; sounds like 'kz'
Tzet; makes 'ts' sound
Similar to 'e' in melon
Similar to 'i' in girl
No equivalent in English; sounds kind of like 'ew' in ewie (as in gross)
Esszet; makes an English 's' sound
If a word ends in -ig the -g makes the same sound as 'ch' in Bach.
If a word starts with st- or sp- the 's' makes the 'sh' sound. However, in northern Germany they simply pronounce it like 's'.
If an 'h' follows a vowel then the vowel is long.
If a word has 'th' it simply makes a 't' sound.
If a word has a double consonant (e.g. -nn) following a vowel then the vowel is short.