(as it seems to me)
[i]. In Sah usually spelt ei. High front unrounded. As ee in see. Also as
consonant – see below.
[e]. Upper mid front unrounded. As French é in été. In Greek loans [i]
(same as i).
[E]. Lower mid front unrounded. As ê in French rêve.
[a]. Low vowel. As a in far.
[u]. High back rounded. As oo in moon. Also as consonant – see below.
Only in Greek loans. Same as i.
[o]. Upper mid back rounded. As o in French chose.
[ç]. Lower mid back rounded. As (British) o in hot.
Supralinear stroke (Sah: _m _n) or jinkim (Boh: `m `n). Neutral vowel (shwa) [´]
preceding consonant. As e in stricken.
[ai]. As ai in aisle. But same as e in Greek loans.
[çi]. As oy in boy. But same as i in Greek loans.
[au]. As ow in cow.
[eu]. Also spelt you.
[ou]. Boh only.
Sah: [v]. Voiced labio-dental fricative. As v in vex.
Boh: (1) [β] after a vowel. Voiced bilabial fricative. As Spanish b in
(2) [bw] at the beginning of a word or after a consonant. Voiced bilabial
plosive with lip rounding. As bw in cobweb.
(3) [b] when doubled (bb).
[j]. Voiced palatal approximant. As y in yacht.
[k]. Voiceless velar plosive. As k in skill.
Same as k. But in Greek loans before g, k or , pronounced as voiced
velar nasal [N] (as ng as in sing).
Sah: [kh]. Equivalent to kH.Voiceless velar plosive followed by
voiceless glottal approximant. Probably not to be interpreted as an
Boh: [gh]. Voiced aspirated velar plosive. As g in go but with voiced
aspirated ‘h’ following. But same as s [S] in Greek loans.
[l]. Voiced lateral. As l in long.
[m]. Voiced bilabial nasal. As m in moon.
[n]. Voiced dental nasal. As n in noon. In a small number of cases in Sah,
the combination ng represents [Ng] (as ng in finger).
[ks]. Equivalent to kc.
[p]. Voiceless bilabial plosive. As p in spin