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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Wandamen language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.

IPA Examples English approximation
b aibo abate
β kavi between bat and vat
d madiawi day
g maŋgar[1] garden
j yai[2] yearn
k kambu kitten
m romi men
n niau name
ŋ waŋgar hang
p pibata peas
r teri trilled as in Spanish and Italian
s apose erase
t tawa tap
w[2] wona women
Non-Native Consonants
d͡ʒ gaja gem
l apel tell
IPA Examples in Wandamen English Approximation
a pam cot (General American)
e ret play
i musi tea
o mor sold
u kambu boot
au rau cow
ai ai tie
ei memei hay
oi amoi coy
ui dui Roughly like chewy


  1. ^ The velar plosive [ɡ] is a marginal phoneme, it only appears following [ŋ].
  2. ^ a b Glides are not phonemic, they are allophones of high vowels.


  • Gasser, Emily A., "Windesi Wamesa Morphophonology" (2014). Linguistics Graduate Dissertations. Paper 1.
  • Gasser, Emily. 2015. Wamesa Talking Dictionary, pilot version. Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.