Pronunciation

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Vowels

Pronounciation of vowel sounds referenced to Kelabit and Bahasa Malaysia (where available):

Kelabit Bahasa Malaysia Phonetics (IPA) Chart
a apo,akep,baka,siaq anjing [ ɐ ]
aa aang () [ ɐ: ]
e temabuq bekas [ Ә ]
ey emey, abey, emeyk meja, ekor [ Ԑ ]
i mikat ikan [ i ]
ii iih () [ i: ]
ai alai () [ a ͥ ]
io ngerio, mio () [ i ͻ ]
iyo () [ i ᵓ ]
iu bariu, keniu () [ i ͧ ]
o ngalo orang [ ]
oo dooq () [ ᴐ: ]
u uluh buku [ u ]
uu puung () [ u: ]
ui apui, muit () [ u ͥ ]

Consonants

Pronounciation of consonants are the same as in Bahasa Malaysia with the following additional sounds in Kelabit :

Kelabit Phonetics (IPA)
bp ebpaq, ebpul, Debpur [ b ˺ p ͪ ]
dt edteh, edto [ d ˺ t ͪ ]
gk Gugkang, ngegkang, tegkang [ g ˺ k ͪ ]
ng ngalap, nangey, muneng [ ŋ ]
b buro, tebut, meseb [b]
d dawan, dadan, muned [d]
g galih, gugo, gileg [g]
h ideh, iih, rayeh [h]
j jam, jagaq, jaban [ʤ]
k kuman, kekelit [k]
l limeh, bulan, la'al [l]
m mitem, ngelamud [m]
n nekap, muneng, sinan [n]
p Panai, pino, apui, akep [p]
r rekeb, murih, kukur, [r]
s silo, Sinaq, masiq [s]
t tuped, timun [t]
w waluh, puwek [w]
y iyep, iyur [j]
q ebpaq, puq ayam, luyuq [ ʔ ]
' i'it, tu'uh, na'am [ Ɂ ]

NOTE: Lian Labang has proposed to replace the glottal, commonly represented by ( ' ) at the end of a word with q. Replacement of mid-glottal sounds (eg. laqal instead of la'al) has not been adopted in this wiki.