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Phonological letter sounds of Oshikwanyama

Language specialist: Taimi Nghikembua

Oshikwanyama is mostly spoken: Northern regions of Namibia (predominantly in Ohangwena and some parts of Oshana and Oshikoto)

Letter name Letter sound
A
/a/
/aa/
B
/b/
/bee/
D
/d/
/dee/
E
/e/
/ee/
F
/f/
/fee/
G
/g/
/gee/
H
/h/
/hee/
I
/i/
/ii/
J
/j/
/jee/
K
/k/
/kee/
L
/l/
/lee/
M
/m/
/mee/
N
/n/
/nee/
O
/o/
/oo/
P
/p/
/pee/
S
/s/
/see/
T
/t/
/tee/
U
/u/
/uu/
V
/v/
/vee/
W
/w/
/wee/
X
/x/
/xee/
Y
/y/
/yee/

Phonological letter sounds of Oshindonga

Language Specialist: Taimi Nghikembua

Oshindonga is mostly spoken in Northern regions (predominantly in Oshikoto but also some parts of Oshana, Omusati and Ohangwena)

Letter name Letter sound
A
/a/
/aa/
B
/b/
/bee/
D
/d/
/dee/
E
/e/
/ee/
F
/f/
/fee/
G
/g/
/gee/
H
/h/
/hee/
I
/i/
/ii/
J
/j/
/jee/
K
/k/
/kee/
L
/l/
/lee/
M
/m/
/mee/
N
/n/
/nee/
O
/o/
/oo/
P
/p/
/pee/
S
/s/
/see/
T
/t/
/tee/
U
/u/
/uu/
V
/v/
/vee/
W
/w/
/wee/
Y
/y/
/yee/
Z
/z/
/zee/

Phonological letter sounds of Otjiherero

Language: Otjiherero

Name of Language Specialist: Dr. Hengari, Job U.

Speakers of Otjiherero are scattered all over Namibia. Predominantly the language is spoken in Khomas, Omaheke, Otjozondjupa, Kunene Regions.

Letter name Letter sound
A
/a/
B
/b/
D
/d/
/ḓ/
E
/e/
F
/f/
G
/g/
H
/h/
I
/i/
J
/j/
K
/k/
L
/l/
M
/m/
Mb
/mb/
Mw
/mw/
N
/n/
Nd
/nd/
Ndj
/ndj/
Ng
/ng/
Ngw
/ngw/
Nj
/nj/
/ṋ/
O
/o/
P
/p/
R
/r/
S
/s/
T
/t/
Tj
/tj/
/ṱ/
U
/u/
V
/v/
W
/w/
Y
/y/
Z
/z/