Catalan 101

b
like 'b' in "bed"
c
when followed by 'e' or 'i', like 'c' in "cell", otherwise like 'k' in "kid"
ç
like 'c' in "cell"
d
like 'd' in "dog"
f
like 'f' in "fine"
g
when followed by 'e' or 'i', like 'j' in "james", otherwise like "g" in "go" (in the clusters "gue" and "gui", the "u" is silent, unless it bears a diaeresis, as in "güe" and "güi")
gu, gü
like 'Gu' in McGuire or 'w' in "wire"
h
silent
j
like 'j' in "james"
k
like 'c' in "cat"
l
like 'l' in "love"
ll
like 'lli' in "million" (palatized l)
l•l
like 'l' in "love"
m
like 'm' in "mother"
n
like 'n' in "nice", and like 'n' in "anchor"
ny
like 'ny' in "canyon"
p
like 'p' in "pig"
q
like 'q' in "quiche" (always with a silent "u")
r
like 'tt' in "butter"; except at the beginning of a word, or after "l" and "n"
r
like 'r' in "row"; at the beginning of a word, or after "l" and "n"
rr
like 'rr' in "mirror"; identical to the sound above
s
like 'ss' in "hiss" except when is between vowels, when it sounds like 'z' in "zone".
ss
like 'ss' in "hiss". Always goes between vowels.
t
like 't' in "top"
v
like 'b' in "bed"
w
like 'w' in "weight" in English words, like 'b' in "bed" in Germanic words
x
like 'sh' in "short", except if is between two vowels, when sounds like 'cks' in "kicks"
z
like 'z' in "zone"

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