Aix wrote:Levike wrote:If you stick with /e̯a/ and /o̯a/ you're going to be absolutely fine.
Just go with this here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_Romanian
PS: One word where you always say /ja/ is the personal pronoun "ea" (she), but that's because of etymological reasons.
Thank you for your quick reply! Should I take your answer to mean that /e̯a/ and /o̯a/ is how they are pronounced and that Wiktionary is wrong, or that variation exists but that I shouldn't bother with it?
When I pronounce words with oa I usually pronounce them like ua.
For example...oarbă sounds like uarbă. Or the word coaie sounds very much like cuaie.
IF anything I would stop analyzing/relying on IPA and reading and start to listen. What material are you using to practice your listening/pronunciation skills?