On the last page of each of these Count Your Way books is a pronunciation guide for the numbers. I submit, for your consideration, the following:
So Ben's sitting on my lap looking at books before bedtime. No hearing equipment. He's spending some quality time on this last page. He points to the numeral 1 and says "One." He points to the phonetic translation and says, "Huh nuh." I start to pay attention. He goes to the next line and says, "Two ... tuh." Next line: "Three ... suh." "Four ... nuh. Five ... Tuh suh." Etc. You're getting the picture. Now, here's the really amazing bit: We've never read this book before. We've read others in the series, so he gets the general pattern, but not this one. Just hadn't gotten around to it until tonight. He has never heard me or any other human being read those words on the page. He's reading those words himself. Okay, he's not getting past the first letter in each syllable -- he pronounces that, follows up with a generic soft vowel sound, and moves on. He read the entire list this way.
My almost-four-year-old deaf child is sounding out phonetic translations of Korean number names.