O'odham Ñeok (Language)

Pronunciation

Below you will find all 24 letters of the O'odham orthography (alphabet) with a corresponding video with each letter sounded out. Each video also has 3 O'odham words with the associated letter to give examples of the sound in different O'odham words. The three words pronounced in each of the provided videos come from our recently published "My O'odham Coloring Book" which is available in our Bookstore.

Letter

English Sound Approximation

Pronunciation Video

Aa

"ah" as in father

Link to Aa Pronunciation Video

Bb

"b" as in ball

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Cc

"ch" as in chicken

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Dd

"th" as in that

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Ḍḍ

"t" as in mutt

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Ee

"eh" as in good

Link to Ee Pronunciation Video

Gg

"g" as in go

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Hh

"h" as in home

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Ii

"ee" as in cheese

Link to Ii Pronunciation Video

Jj

"j" as in jump

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Kk

"k" as in kiss

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Ll

"tt" as in butter

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Mm

"m" as in man

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Nn

"n" as in no

Link to Nn Pronunciation Video

Ññ

"ñ" as in canyon

Link to Ññ Pronunciation Video

Ŋŋ

"ng" as in sing

Link to Ŋŋ Pronunciation Video

Oo

"aw" as in thaw

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Pp

"p" as in pet

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Ss

"s" as in sun

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Ṣṣ

"sh" as in she

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Tt

"th" as in this

Link to Tt Pronunciation Video

Uu

"ooh" as in dude

Link to Uu Pronunciation Video

Ww

"w" as in we

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Yy

"y" as in yellow

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