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The charts below show how the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Sicilian language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see and .
See Sicilian orthography for a more thorough look at the sounds of Sicilian.
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! colspan=3 ConsonantsIf a consonant is doubled after a vowel, it is geminated. In IPA, gemination can be represented either by doubling the consonant (fattu , mezzu ) or by the length marker . Sicilian, like standard Italian, also has a sandhi phenomenon called syntactic gemination, generally not represented graphically: e.g. è loncu .
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! Examples !! English approximation
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bancheri, abbentu, campu , , , , and are always geminated after a vowel, before a vowel or a semivowel.In a few (but not all) dialects, , , , , , , and for some even , when preceded by a nasal, may be replaced by their voiced counterparts , , , , , , , .
bike
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chiancheri, cchiù, chiḍḍu
askew
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ciumi, çiuçiari, xuri
huge
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denti, sarda, addumannariThe common realization of vowel-following single is .
done (with the tongue touching the teeth)
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cunzigghiu, panza, n sicilianu
dads
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Giappuni, lèggiri, manciari
jab
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beḍḍu, cavaḍḍu, dragunara, cuntrariu
done (Indian English)
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figghiu, cufuruna, nfamia
fast
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( )If the two characters and do not match and if the first looks like a , then you have an issue with your default font. See .
aggrancari, gula, jancuWhen not geminated nor preceded by a consonant, and may also be realized as / , respectively, or dropped.After , and might nasalize to / , respectively (e.g. lingua ).
gas
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figghia, àghiru, gherciu, tri jorna, jìnchiriWhen is geminated or preceded by a nasal it is replaced by (e.g. un jencu ~ ).
Montague
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canigghia, accussì, quarru, muncu
scar
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valanza, còllira
let
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mèttiri, lemmuNasals always assimilate their place of articulation to that of the following consonant. Thus, the n in ~ is a velar , the one in ~ ~ is a palatal , the one in ~ is a retroflex and the one in ~ is a labiodental (with also realized as ). A nasal before , and is a labial .
mother
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nfarrainari, nvernu
symphony
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novu, cunnùciri, nzèmmula
nice
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loncu, ngrisi, sangu
singing
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landreḍḍu, contra
roughly like corndog
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lagnusìa, gnuranti, nchiostru
roughly like canyon
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tuppu, pirchì, sìmprici
spin
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rùmpiri, parrata
trilled r or leisure
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cornu, lu denti has a variety of realizations, the most common of which are: if single, though usually after / (or even / , respectively); or if geminated. At the beginning of a word it is always geminated.
batter (American English)
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àutri, mandracchiu
try
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sugnu, spiari, cassulari may be rendered as before voiceless consonants, before voiced or nasal consonants,
and is always ~ after a nasal; it merges with following giving (e.g. finestra ).
sorry
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strata, mastruAlways geminated.
shred
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cascia, pisci, scena
ship
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tanticchia, stritta, muntunarìa
star (with the tongue touching the teeth)
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zappagghiuni, pizzulari, canzuna, n sicilianu
cats
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pacenzia, vucceri, canciamentuWhen not geminated nor following another consonant, tends to be pronounced .
clentch or clash
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àutri, quatratu, cuntrariu
stray (Indian English)
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vucca, aviri, avvucatu, nfamia
vent
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sbagghiu, sdisinnata, rosmarina
zest
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! colspan=3 Semivowels
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! IPA !! Examples !! English approximation
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jinnaru, lu jornu, pajari, piaciri
you
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quannu, acqua, guadagnu
wine
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colspan="3" squatra, càdiri, cità
father
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beni, tèniri, cafè
bed
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stidda, arrìmula, ripitì
see
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sonu, vòmmira, masinnò
off
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zùccuru, curnutu, nacchiù
tool
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! colspan="3" Unstressed vowels
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squatra, aviri
grandma
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càdiri, fitusu
bitter
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curnutu, càudu
pull
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! colspan="3" Dialectal vowels
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(Salentino) càdiri, gammaliSalentino contrasts unstressed and . A good illustration of that is the word càdiri, which is pronounced in Salentino and elsewhere.
bay
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colspan="3" capiḍḍu
primary stress
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suttasupra
secondary stress
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triangulari
syllable break
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pirtusu
long vowelVowels are long when stressed in non-final open syllables: vèniri ~ vènniri , or when they are the result of phonetic mergers, in which case they are spelled with a circumflex: nta lu = ntô, pi lu = pû.

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