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Koro Letters Phonetic Symbol English Example Phonetic Description
p p pat’ voiceless bilabial plosive
b b bat’ voiced bilabial plosive
t t toe’ voiceless alveolar plosive
d d dog’ voiced alveolar plosive
k k cat’ voiceless velar plosive
g g go’ voiced velar plosive
ɸ ɸ Not found in English. bilabial voiceless fricative
ʋ ʋ Not found in English. bilabial voiced fricative
s s so’ voiceless alveolar fricative
ʃ ʃ she’ voiceless postalveolar fricative
ʒ ʒ ‘version’ voiced postalveolar fricative
ʧ ʧ chip’ voiceless palato-alveolar approximant
ʤ ʤ jam’ voiced palato-alveolar approximant
h h had’ voiceless glottal fricative
m m moon’ bilabial nasal
n n no’ alveolar nasal
ɲ ɲ ‘onion’ palatal nasal
ŋ ŋ ‘sing velar nasal
l l late’ alveolar lateral approximant
r r Not found in English. alveolar trill
w w wind’ voiced labial-velar approximant
j j yak’ palatal glide
a a ‘father’ low back unrounded vowel
e ɛ ‘fret’ mid front unrounded vowel
i i ‘bee high front unrounded vowel
o o ‘so mid back rounded vowel
u u ‘soup’ high back rounded vowel
ɨ ɨ Not found in English. central high unrounded vowel
ə ə about’ central mid unrounded vowel

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