Patrick requested additional explanation on the following latini letters and pronunciation.
Z, u, û and ‘
I will start with z.
Z is pronounced like the English z; like the z’s in buzz or zoom.
This sound is tricky to explain with words. It is not a sound found in English.
But from this website of Arabic pronunciation, I found an explanation that may be helpful.
Think of it as a catch of the throat, like the h in hour.
Like the “oo” in book, cook and crooked.
Like the “oo” in woo, coo and baboon.
I hope this is helpful.
As always, please feel free to ask for help!