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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Jukpë pronunciations. English approximations are loose in some cases and are only intended to give a general idea of the pronunciation.

IPA Examples nearest English equivalent
Consonants
b bís ball
ʙ úbrá brr
t͡ʃ chúghá catch
d údúk advert
ɟ dhék due, divadlo (Czech)
f fúk far
g gèjá agree
ɡ͡b gbá tig-back, ágbá (Kalabari)
ɣ ghá again, agora (Portuguese)
ħ hà ahead, حال (āl, Arabic)
d͡ʒ kpéjó jump
k k scanning
x kéjìkh loch, хорошо (Russian)
k͡p ghìjúkpë back-pack, àkpà (Kalabari)
m mátò maps
mhóló fy mhen (Welsh)
n únà night
ŋ gbìbúng sing
ŋ̊ nghò fy nghot (Welsh)
nhà fy nhad (Welsh), hné (Icelandic)
ɲ nyù canyon, pinha (Portuguese)
ɲ̊ nyhë onki (Faroese)
p pár spoon
ʕ̝ qùsá caadi (Somali)
ɾ mápárójò free, palavra (Portuguese)
s kpésúm sentence
t té started
c thá tune, platit (Czech)
v vághùr verily
j kpéyò young
z úzì zoo
IPA Examples nearest English equivalent
Vowels
a únyámàt stack, carro (Portuguese)
tèt bed, bebé (Spanish)
ə̥ nyhë potatoe, lentement (French)
i ghìkey (but shorter), fini (French)
márònh coat, todo (Spanish)
u gbìchú you (but shorter), ou (French)
Tones
◌́ hád High tone
◌̀ kèpár Low tone
Stress
ˈ Primary stress
ˌ Secondary stress

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