If you're trying to learn the Haitian Alphabet which is also called Creole, check our courses about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Haitian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Haitian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!
Learning the Haitian alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Haitian language.
Below is a table showing the Haitian alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.
|Haitian Alphabet||English Sound||Pronunciation Example|
|a||/a/||a as in hat|
|an||/ã/||ã as in Danton|
|b||/b/||b as in bat|
|ch||/ʃ/||ʃ as in ship|
|d||/d/||d as in day|
|e||/e/||e as in hay|
|en||/ɛ˜/||ɛ˜ Like è below, but breathed through the nose|
|è||/ɛ/||ɛ as in bed|
|f||/f/||f as in fast|
|g||/g/||g as in gold|
|i||/i/||i as in need|
|j||/ʒ/||ʒ as in measure|
|k||/k/||k as in king|
|l||/l/||l as in lion|
|m||/m/||m as in moon|
|n||/n/||n as in north|
|o||/o/||o as in home|
|on||/õ/||õ Like the vowel o above, but breathed through the nose|
|ou||/u/||u as in fool.|
|ò||/ɔ/||ɔ as in fun, but with rounded lips|
|p||/p/||p as in pen|
|r||/ɰ/||ɰ as in Rome. Not trilled|
|s||/s/||s as in sleep. Never /z/|
|t||/t/||t as in time|
|ui||/ɥi/||ɥi as in kiwi|
|v||/v/||v as in vast|
|w||/w/||w as in west|
|y||/j/||j as in yes|
|z||/z/||z as in zero|
You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:
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