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Bare Pronunciation and Spelling Guide

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

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Bare Vowels

Character
We Use:
Sometimes
Also Used:
IPA symbol: Bare pronunciation:
a    a Like the a in father.
e    e Like the e sound in Spanish, similar to the a in gate.
i    i Like the i in police.
o    o Like the o in note.
u    u Like the u in flute.

Bare Consonants

Character
We Use:
Sometimes
Also Used:
IPA symbol: Bare pronunciation:
b    b Like b in boy.
ch  č  t Like ch in chair.
h    h Like h in hay.
k  c, qu  k Like the soft k in skin.
kh  c, qu  kh Like the hard k in kin.
m    m Like m in moon.
n    n Like n in night.
ñ  nh  ñ Like ny in canyon.
p    p Like the soft p in spin.
ph    ph Like the hard p in pin.
r     Like the r in Spanish pero, somewhat like the tt in American English butter.
s  ss, ç, c  s Like s in sun.
t    t Like the t in tell.
w  u  w Like w in way.
x  sh   Like sh in shell.
y    j Like y in yes.

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