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Hair, P. E. H. (Paul Edward Hedley); Barbot, Jean, 1655-1712 / Barbot's West African vocabularies of c. 1680
(1992)

The orthography employed in J. G. Christaller, Dictionary of . . . Tshi (Twi) (1881), (as set out in the second edition, Basel, 1933),   p. 22


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The orthography employed in J.G. Christaller, Dictionary of ... Tshi (Twi)
[18811
(as set out in the second edition, Basel, 1933)
a) Vowels.
a sounds like a in Shah.
a is narrow as in hat; in Fante as in gay.
t is an open e as in let; French a.
e (full) sounds like e in prey.
e (narrow) is between e & i; in some Fante dialects approaching to i
in pit.
i is like i in believe or ravine.
a has the sound of o in not.
o (full) sounds like o in November; French mot.
O (narrow) is between o & u; in some F. dialects approaching to u in
put.
u is sounded like t in rule.
b) Consonants.


Velar ...         ...  ...    ..
Palatal         ...      ...  ...
Dental          ...    ...    ...
Alveolar        ...      ...  ...
Denti-labial           ...      ...
Bilabial         ...     ...  ...
Labio-velar            ...    ...
Palato-labial          ...      ...


Plosives


voice.
less


k
ky
t
t
p
kw
kii
tw


voiced


g
gy
d
d
b
gw
gul
dw


Fricatives


voice-
less


(hy)
by
f3
hw=fw


voiced


h
hw
h-i


Affricates
voice- ! voiced
less


ts |dr
i
Il


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Semi-vowels


nusal


I,
ny
m
In*
q*


pure


r (I)
w
l*








 


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