Fiji Alphabet One of the best ways to get comfortable with speaking Fijian is learning how to read it. We've all seen it, people who are learning English cant understand if an English speaker is talking "to fast". When you read it, you have time to process each word to decipher its meaning. Youll find even as you study that you wont be able to understand Fijian conversations right away. This could be for many reasons, but most likely its because when Fijians talk amongst other Fijians all the words are connected into one stream of never ending gibberish (just how English sounds to non-native speakers)! Lets take it slow and start by learning how to read the phonetics of the Fijian Alphabet .
From the alphabet above you can see that the C, D, Q, and G all have a different pronunciation than the english counterparts.
Heres a few examples:
--Ika Bulabula (fresh Fish)
--Sa Donu (Ok)
--Sara Qito (watching the game)
--katakata na Siga (the sun is hot)
--Moce Mada (good night)
Sara nQito (Saran Geetoe)
Katakata Na Singa
Moce Manda (mo-they Monda)
C = Th
Q = Ga sound
CLICK the audio above in the side bard to hear these examples spoken. Practice saying them as well.