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Compound Consonants  - Pronunciation

These are "doublets" or "paired" letters (paired in shape), each of which sounds stronger or harsher than the corresponding "singlet" consonant. 

Letter   The sound is similar to:
  Similar to /q/ in French "quoi"
  Similar to /t/ in French "toi"
  Similar to /p/ in French "Paris"
  Same as English /s/ sound.  For example /s/ in "see"
  Similar to a /tz/ sound.  For example, /z/ in  "Pizza" or German 'z' (as in Zimmer)
  It is not the ordinary /z/ as in "zoo".


 

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