Letter C

Letter C
For the most part the spelling of Indonesian is regular and fairly faithfully follows the sounds of the language. But there is one letter in Indonesian that represents a different sound from what is usually represented by the same letter in English. The Indonesian letter “c” stands for the sound /ch/ as in the English words “cheese”, “church” etc.

So the Indonesian word Cina is pronounced /CHEE.nā/ (not /KEE.nā/ or /SEE.nā). And the wordPrancis is pronounced /p’RĀN.chees/ (not /p’RĀN.kees/ or /p’RĀN.sees/).

 

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