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Rama Pronunciation and Spelling Guide

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

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

Rama Consonants

Character
We Use:
Sometimes
Also Used:
IPA symbol: Rama pronunciation:
b    b Like b in boy.
d    d Like the d in day.
k  c, qu  k Like the k in kiss.
l    l Like l in light.
m    m Like m in moon.
n    n Like n in night.
ng    ŋ Like the ng in sing.
r     Like the r in Spanish pero, somewhat like the tt in American English butter.
s    s Like s in sun.
sh  x   Like sh in shell.
t    t Like the t in tell.
w  hu  w Like w in way.
y    j Like y in yes.

Rama Indian Pronunciation and Vocabulary Resources

   Rama words
   The Chibchans

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