If a Finnish consonant is doubled,
it should be pronounced with a brief glottal stop, meaning that your mouth
is ready to say it but pauses for a moment. Hence mato (worm) is "MAto",
but matto (carpet) is "MA'to".
b c d fpronounced as in English (not used in native
glike 'g' in 'get'
hlike 'h' in 'hotel'; pronounced more strongly
before a consonant
jlike 'y' in 'yes'
ksimilar to English 'k', but unaspirated and
l m npronounced as in English
nk ngpronounced like 'ng' in 'sing'
psimilar to English 'p', but unaspirated and
rtrilled, as in Spanish 'perro'
slike 'ss' in 'hiss'
tpronounced as in English
v wlike 'v' in 'vine'
zlike 'ts' in 'cats' (not used in native Finnish