Making mailart every day since December 1st, 2010!
Mailart 365 has moved
Thanks for visiting Mailart 365. This site is an archive of mailart produced by artists doing mailart 365 from December 2010 to August 2016. As of July 2016, we moved to a new and more modern site at www.mailart365.com. Come on over and check us out there
Vietnamese uses a modified Latin script for it's writing system, and has 12 vowels which, along with 6 tone markers creates 72 distinct vowel sounds. This is before we even start looking at dipthongs and triphongs.
Luckily for me, I find most of the vowel sounds quite natural to tell apart as I spoke Vietnamese when I was very young, but many foreigners find it almost impossible to hear the differences.
This letter, ă is pronounced like the a in the English word "am". For me it's really easy to remember as it makes up my favourite verb "ăn" which I use every day, meaning "to eat". That's one of the primary reasons I came to Vietnam!