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Subject: Re: Arantzazu
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: October 22, 2008 at 9:04:55 AM
Reply to: Arantzazu by Akua Topaz
In Basque any A sounds [a] (AH) and any U sounds [u] (OO). The letter Z indicates a sound like the English S (not like the Spanish S, with is represented by S in Basque, too) and TZ indicates the compound sound of this S with a T. The R is an alveolar flap, just like the simple R between vowels in Spanish (cara, mira).

About the stress, the main stress is over the second syllable and there is a secondary stress over the last syllable. So, more or less: ah-RAHN-tsah-,soo (, represents the secondary stress).



Lumia
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