3.11. English Analogues For Lojban Diphthongs

Here is a list of English words that contain diphthongs that are similar to the Lojban diphthongs. This list does not constitute an official pronunciation guide; it is intended as a help to English-speakers.

Lojban English
ai pie
ei pay
oi boy
au cow
ia yard
ie yes
ii ye
io yodel (in GA only)
iu unicorn or few
ua suave
ue wet
ui we
uo woe (in GA only)
uu woo
iy million (the io part, that is)
uy was (when unstressed)