Asɨ aŋ’lì Itaŋikom (The Kom alphabet)

Letter

Awo Itaŋikom

Meaning in English

capital

small

A

a

Abas, achɨ, afo, atam, atef, ayes

Lizard, stool, thing, trap, will, broom

Æ

æ

kU, bU, fɨkæ,

Four, dad, wall framework,

B

b

Ba, bò, bes, bɨsɨ, bɨyn, byem

Friend, bag, cat, reserve, dance, hunt

Ch

ch

Chu, cham, chuf, chwokù, chyesɨ, chya

Pound, chew, curve, rat, erase, kick

D

d

dæsɨ, dùyn, dyal, dàla,

Dash, buttocks, pride, traditional gown

E

e

Tem, ncheŋ, nge, ntè’, ngèsɨ

Clear bush, bottle, trouble, village, egussi

F

f

fɨkâ’, fɨkɨ,fɨngvaŋ, fu, fyef, fyeŋ

Tree, mortar, salt, give, blow, divination

G

g

Gèli, gàmtì , gwò, gvà, gyasɨ

Carry on head, help, share, grind, voices

Gh

gh

Ghelɨ, ghaynɨ, ghal

People, stroll, grip

I

i

Ibi, ibayn, ibemsɨ, iboysɨ, ichɨli

Kola nut, light, praises, blessing, bravery

ɨ

†kœ, ɨkwo, ɨk*, ɨlû , ɨlvɨ,

Arm, money, ladder, honey, time

J

j

Jva, jèŋ, jèla, jɨŋ i,

River, hunger, walk, confused

K

k

Kâf, kfaŋ, kumtɨ, kɨŋtɨ, kam

Armpit, modern, knock, shift a bit, squeeze

L

l

labsɨ, layn, lema, le ŋ, libɨs

Decorate , today, grow , beat, tomorrow

M

m

Mbam, mbaŋi, mbas, mbàs, mbayn, mbè

Snake, line, charm, soup, nail, shoulder

N

n

Nìni, ndàbà’, ndoŋ, ndòŋ, ndzɨsɨ, ngvɨm

Old woman, tobacco, flute, potato, dress, python

Ny

ny

Nyam, nyɨmlɨ, nyoŋ, nyɨŋ, nyaŋ, nyàmàbo

Animal, smile, suck, run, snub, leopard

ô

ŋ

ôàŋlɨ, ŋasɨ, ŋotɨ, ŋgutɨ, ŋòŋsɨ

Crawl, open, economise, squat, scare

O

o

Ndo, nò’, ntòyn, itof, isom, isoŋ

House, one, put, intellect, palm tree, tooth

Œ

œ

ɨkœ, asœ,sœ,awœ,

Arm, inner bamboo, deep, ice

S

s

Asaŋ, sami, samo’, sæ, suyn, syɨŋ

Corn, disappear, truth, gain, friend, rush

T

t

Tas, tebtɨ, tɨfwo, toŋ, tum, tuynsɨ

Sew, advise, beads, blow, put, deny

U

u

Ntum, ntufa, lum, wul, kul, ŋɨŋtu

Message, six, bite, person, tie, night

Ue

ue

Akue, azue, azûe, ŋɨŋchûe

Belt, nose, breath, day

V

v

ɨvɨs, visi, vɨytɨ, gvi,

Fire, allow, wait a moment, come

W

w

Wayn, wam, weyn, wusa, wutɨ

Child, lie, ignore, pause, deficient

Y

y

Yangîs, ye’i, yel, yèli, yèma, yu’sɨ

Head tie, learn, plant, wake up, sweat

Z

z

Zɨ gvi, zɨ ndu, zuelɨ

Come in, get in, break into pieces

Source: Nchɨyntɨìbà’lɨ Itaŋikom

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