Sounds and Syllables
It is important to be able to say words [pronounce words] before learning to read the printed word. Always ask a Noongar person how to pronounce sounds/words. There are some sounds which are not in English but the sound is always constant, unlike in English where one sound may be said a number of ways. E.g. the English ‘a’, as in cat, many and path. Once the Noongar sounds are known, it becomes easier to say/pronounce words. Remember that occasionally there are exceptions to the rules.
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