Many of you may be stumbling while reading my bits in Esperanto. One helpful aspect to understand is the Esperanto alphabet!

A, as in fAther
B, as in Boy
C, as in TSunami
Ĉ, as in CHew
D, as in Dog
E, as in yEt
F, as in Fart
G, as in Goyim
Ĝ, as in Giraffe
H, as in Hi
Ĥ, as in loCH
I, as in sEE
J, as in yodel
Ĵ, as in garaGe
K, as in Kitten
L, as in Lesbian
M, as in Moron
N, as in Nude
O, as in rObot
P, as in Penis
R, as in puRR where the R doesn’t have so much as a trill but a tap
S, as in Sin
Ŝ, as in SHift
T, as in Tart
U, as in fOOd
Ŭ, as in We
V, as in Victory
Z, as in Zed

But where’s the x? Whenever I read Esperanto, it has an x!

Welp, most keyboards don’t have circumflexes nor breves. As a short cut people will use cx, gx, hx, sx, and ux to denote the accented characters. Freaks are known to use ‘h’ for ch, gh, hh, sh, and uh, but this is discouraged.

As for emphasis on syllables, the emphasis always goes on the penultimate syllable. Take this entry’s title, “elparolado”.


Chris S.
Anomalist, esperantist, cyclist, typist, dodecaphile, ailurophile, and oneiromancer. Chris lives near the shore with his wife, cats, and the Jersey Devil in his backyard.

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