a like 'a' in "father"
e like 'e' in "vowel"
é like 'e' in "bed", usually the difference
between a schwa and an e is not indicated in writing
i (ie, j) like 'i' in "thin"
o like 'ow' in "low", in open positions
or like 'o' in "top" in close positions
u (oe) like 'oo' in "hoop", in open positions
or like 'o' in “hope” in close positions