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Curripaco Pronunciation and Spelling Guide

Welcome to our Curripaco alphabet page! The following charts show the pronunciation for the Curripaco orthography we have used on our site, as well as some alternate spellings that you may find in other books and websites.

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Curripaco Vowels

Character
We Use:
Sometimes
Also Used:
IPA symbol: Curripaco pronunciation:
a    a Like the a in father.
aa  a·  a Like a only held longer.
e    e Like the e sound in Spanish, similar to the a in gate.
ee  e·, e:  e Like e only held longer.
i    i Like the i in police.
ii  i·, i:  i Like i only held longer.
o    o Like the o in note.
oo  o·, o:  o Like o only held longer.
u   u Like the u in flute.
uu  u·, u:  u Like u only held longer.

Curripaco Consonants

Character
We Use:
Sometimes
Also Used:
IPA symbol: Curripaco pronunciation:
b    b Like b in boy.
ch  č  t Like ch in chair.
f    f Like f in face.
h  j  h Like h in hay.
k  c, qu  k Like k in key.
l    l Like l in light.
m    m Like m in moon.
n    n Like n in night.
ñ    ny Like ny in canyon.
p    p Like the p in pie.
r     Like the r in Spanish pero, somewhat like the tt in American English butter.
rr  r  r Like the rolling r in Spanish rojo.
s    s Like s in sun.
sh  x   Like sh in shell.
t    t Like the t in tell.
th  d   Like th in this.
w  hu  w Like w in way.
v    v Like v in vine.
y    j Like y in yes.
    A pause sound, like the one in the middle of the word "uh-oh."

Curripaco Indian Pronunciation and Vocabulary Resources

   Curipaco Indian words
   Curripaco picture dictionary
   Maipurean languages

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