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The sound system

Each of the above phonemes may correspond to more than one actual pronunciation, i.e. more than one phonetically different variant or allophone, depending on the sounds adjacent to it, which can affect it in various ways. Below we give each phoneme with its allophones and the phonetic environment in which each allophone occurs. The phonemes are placed between slashes //, while the variants or allophones are placed inside square brackets [].