LANGUAGE NA WA


'LANGUAGE NA WA' is a new section on Emete's Mind Blog where we get to learn different languages from all over the world. Today, we are starting with our very own Nigerian Language - IGBO! Lets learn and have fun!

Igbo Alphabet

Today I will teach you the Igbo alphabet. If you follow everything provided in this page, you will be able to read, write and pronounce the Igbo letters quickly and easily. I'm providing the sound so that you can hear the pronunciation of the characters. Igbo contains 26 letters (consonants and vowels). Below you will find the letters, the pronunciation and sound.
A
a
[a]

like
act, hat
B
b
[b]

like
bed
Ɓ
ɓ
[ɓ]

like
Abbot
C
c
[tʃ]

like
chat
D
d
[d]

like
day
Ɗ
ɗ
[ɗ]

like
Midday
E
e
[e,a]

like
get, hat
F
f
[ɸ]

like
fly
G
g
[ɡ]

like
go
H
h
[h]

like
hat
I
i
[i,e]

like
hip, egg
J
j
[(d)ʒ]

like
joke
K
k
[k]

like
kit
Ƙ
ƙ
[kʼ]

like
camera
L
l
[l]

like
leg
M
m
[m]

like
moon
N
n
[n]

like
nice
O
o
[o]

like
hot, cool
R
r
[r, ɽ]

like
Roma
R
'r
[r, ɽ]

like
Rabbit
S
s
[s]

like
smile
Sh
sh
[ʃ]

like
shy
T
t
[t]

like
ten
Ts
ts
[(t)sʼ]

like
cats
U
u
[u]

like
put, look
W
w
[w]

like
why
Y
y
[j]

like
you
Ƴ
ƴ
[ʔʲ]

like
yes
Z
z
[z]

like
zoo
'[ʔ]

glottal
stop


Tomorrow, we would learn the Igbo Adjectives. Firstly memorize this alphabets and pronunciation...you could ask a friend to put you through or get the audio on www.learn101.org

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