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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #186 Improve the Arabic support
By linuxscout:

Of course, ج is pronounced as [ʒ]. You can listen to it in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileVoiced_palato-alveolar_sibilant.ogg.

You can view that [dzˤ] is the standard pronunciation, cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_phonology or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiced_palato-alveolar_affricate but the [ʒ], is used in dialect, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_phonology#endnote_6.

you can read

^ The phoneme represented by the Arabic letter ǧīm (ج) has many standard pronunciations: [d͡ʒ] in most of the Arabian Peninsula and as the predominant pronunciation of Literary Arabic, [ɡ] in most of Egypt and some regions in Yemen and Oman. This is also a characteristic of colloquial Egyptian and southern Yemeni dialects.[16] In Morocco and western Algeria, it is pronounced as [ɡ] in some words, especially colloquially. In most north Africa and most of the Levant, the standard is pronounced [ʒ], and in certain regions of the Persian Gulf with [j]. In some Sudanese and Yemeni dialects, it may be either [ɡʲ] or [ɟ] as it used to be in Classical Arabic. Foreign words containing /ɡ/ may be transcribed with ج‎, غ‎, ك‎, ق‎, گ‎, ݣ‎ or ڨ‎, mainly depending on the regional spoken variety of Arabic or the commonly diacriticized Arabic letter . Also, /d͡ʒ~ʒ/ (چ only in Egypt) can be used in loanwords where it isn't the standard pronunciation for the letter ǧīm (ج).

For other phonemes, I will check it.


10 New Commits:

[espeak-ng:master] By Reece H. Dunn <msclrhd@...>:
073e1653715e: docs/phonemes.md: add the vwl feature to the manner of articulation table.

Modified: docs/phonemes.md


[espeak-ng:master] By Reece H. Dunn <msclrhd@...>:
2a1309497477: docs/phonemes.md: rename the height and backness sections.

Modified: docs/phonemes.md


[espeak-ng:master] By Reece H. Dunn <msclrhd@...>:
49a5358db9d2: docs/phonemes.md: move syllability up a level.

Modified: docs/phonemes.md


[espeak-ng:master] By Reece H. Dunn <msclrhd@...>:
c70465c14dd6: docs/phonemes.md: move consonant release up a level.

Modified: docs/phonemes.md


[espeak-ng:master] By Reece H. Dunn <msclrhd@...>:
1f600f0684ca: docs/phonemes.md: move frr to the consonant release feature table.

Modified: docs/phonemes.md


[espeak-ng:master] By Reece H. Dunn <msclrhd@...>:
e69036270695: docs/phonemes.md: move the fortis and lenis, and co-articulation feature tables up a level.

Modified: docs/phonemes.md


[espeak-ng:master] By Reece H. Dunn <msclrhd@...>:
a5749da4a65f: docs/phonemes.md: use passive instead of other in the place of articulation table.

Modified: docs/phonemes.md


[espeak-ng:master] By Reece H. Dunn <msclrhd@...>:
488a103c1275: docs/phonemes.md: reorganise the co-articulation features.

Modified: docs/phonemes.md


[espeak-ng:master] By Reece H. Dunn <msclrhd@...>:
906cbd84659f: docs/phonemes.md: don't list Kirshenbaum features in the remaining feature tables.

Modified: docs/phonemes.md


[espeak-ng:master] By Reece H. Dunn <msclrhd@...>:
9f8c73e41452: docs/phonemes.md: update the introduction text.

Modified: docs/phonemes.md

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