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Learning Igbo Language

The Igbo Alphabet

There are 36 letters in the Igbo alphabet. There are 8 vowels, 19 consonants, and 9 blends.

 

The Vowels (Udaume)

A—sounds like a in `awe’
E—sounds like a in `ate’
I—sounds like e in `eat’
I—sounds like e in `be’ and has the stress
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O—sounds like o in `sonnet’
O—sounds like o in `oat’ and has the stress
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U—sounds like o in `do’
U—sounds like u in `attitude’
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The Consonants (Mgbochiume)

B, D, F ,H,J,K,L,M,N

N—sounds like ñ or `ny’
P
R
S
T
V
W
Y
Z

 

The Blends (Udamkpi)

GB, GH ,KP ,SH, CH ,GW ,KW ,NW ,NY

 

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