* Romanian

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The vowel system comprises 8 phonemes, as follows. The vowel symbolized i_0 is voiceless; 1 is a close (high) unrounded central vowel.

	SAMPA symbol	Orthography		Transcription
	i		vin			vin
	i_0		câini			k1jni_0
	e		fel			fel
	a		cap			kap
	@		măr			m@r
	o		loc			lok
	u		sur			sur
	1		fân			f1n

There are 4 semivowels.

	j		doi			doj
	e_X		deasă			de_Xas@
	w		sau			saw
	o_X		culoare			kulo_Xare


The consonant system comprises 20 phonemes, as follows.

	p		păr			p@r	
	b		barbă			barb@
	t		tun			tun
	d		dar			dar
	k		cal			kal
	g		gât			g1t
	ts		ţară			tsar@
	tS		ceas			tSas
	dZ		geantă			dZant@
	f		fată			fat@
	v		vale			vale
	s		scaun			skaun
	z		zi			zi
	S		şa			Sa			
	Z		joi			Zoj
	h		haină			hajn@
	m		mână			m1n@
	n		nas			nas
	l		lapte			lapte
	r		râs			r1s

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Maintained by J.C. Wells. Last amended 1996 Sep 06. Unicode version last modified 1999 01 29