Pronunciation Guide

Kipi uses sounds which are common to most languages. Here is a guide to pronouncing Kipi, based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), with links to Wikipedia pages with further guidance and examples:

Consonants used: m, k, p, t, y, n

Vowels used: a, i, u

Pronunciation:

mvoiced bilabial nasal. IPA number 114, symbol m.

kvoiceless velar plosive. IPA number 109, symbol k.

pvoiceless bilabial plosive. IPA number 101, symbol p.

tvoiceless alveolar stop. IPA number 103, symbol t.

y – voiced palatal approximant. IPA number 153, symbol j.

nvoiced alveolar nasal. IPA number 116, symbol n.

alow central unrounded vowel. IPA number 305 415, symbol .

ihigh front unrounded vowel. IPA number 301, symbol i.

uhigh back rounded vowel. IPA number 308, symbol u.

Note: On the Kipi page for each language, we will try to use letters that are most natural for that language’s speakers to use in order to best achieve correct pronunciation. Please refer to this video for how Kipi words are meant to be pronounced.

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