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Pronounce "c"

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Sometimes it seems like the esperanto letter "c" is a simple "s" sound but sometimes, (like in pico) it sounds like "ts". Anybody know the actual pronunciation?

6/4/2015, 2:47:48 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

It is always 100% of the time TS.

6/4/2015, 2:55:24 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Prgmstr
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thanks. so how do you pronounce scias?

6/4/2015, 4:34:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

stseeahs

Here is a video of the Esperanto alphabet's pronunciation. Remember the letters never change in sound they are always the same 100% of the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa2GRyhbkN0

6/4/2015, 5:25:44 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Prgmstr
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So would you parse "Scias" like s/tsi/as

6/4/2015, 10:03:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

Yes. It's always how it looks. Since Esperanto is a planned language it's pronunciation will never ever change. Every single letter is the same in every sing word.

6/4/2015, 11:03:14 PM

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For those who'd like to access these links in the desktop version, here :

6/4/2015, 5:16:28 PM

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Oops, well spotted - didn't even occur to me that the links would be mobile since I C&Ped them from my iPad.

6/4/2015, 6:07:23 PM

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It's like the "ts" in "hats".

6/4/2015, 4:00:05 PM

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Would I be able to say it as th, or until I am able to distinguish s and c? Half the time it sounds like th to me.

6/4/2015, 8:55:24 PM

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You mean [th] like in father? The Esperanto c is always pronounced [ts] like in cats but it is a little bit shorter.

6/5/2015, 8:39:31 AM
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