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Jebero Pronunciation and Spelling Guide

Welcome to our Jebero alphabet page! The following charts show the pronunciation for the Jebero 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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Jebero Vowels

Character
We Use:
Sometimes
Also Used:
IPA symbol: Jebero pronunciation:
a    a Like the a in father.
e  ï  ə Schwa sound like the a in alone.
i    i Like the i in police.
u   u Like the u in rule.

Jebero Consonants

Character
We Use:
Sometimes
Also Used:
IPA symbol: Jebero pronunciation:
ch  č  t Like ch in chair.
d  th   Like th in then.
k  c, q  k Like k in keep.
ku  kw  kw Like qu in queen.
l    l Like l in light.
ll  ly, ʎ  ly Like the ly sound in William.
m    m Like m in moon.
n    n Like n in night.
ñ  ny  ny Like the ny sound in canyon.
p    p Like the p in pie.
r     Like the r in Spanish pero, somewhat like the tt in American English butter.
s    s Like s in song.
sh  x   Like sh in shell.
t  ch  t ~ t Like the t in tell. Before an i it is often pronounced like the ch in cheek.
w  hu  w Like w in way.
y    j Like y in yes.
    A pause sound, like the one in the middle of the word "uh-oh."

Jebero Indian Pronunciation and Vocabulary Resources

   Jebero Indian words
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   Native Languages of Peru

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