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Ojibwe (sounds)

Vowel/Consonant Sounds

a -- howa "uh" short like the u in CUP or BUT
aa -- aaniin "ah" long like the o in COB or ROT
e -- bekaa "ay" long like the ay in LAY or PAY
i -- ikidon "ih" short like the i in SIT or PIN
o -- howa "oh" short like the o in SO or LOW
oo -- boozhoo "oo" long like BOOT or sometimes like BOAT
ay -- gwayak "aye" like BUY or WHY or TRY
aw -- ahaw "ow" long like COW or OUCH or BROWN
nh Nasalization of the vowel sound. Try to push the sound into your nose. Like french...BON voyage
' -- baaka'aakwe Glottal Stop...an abrupt pause like saying Uh'Oh
ii -- zhiishiib "ee" long like SEE or SKI
zh -- gaazhagens like the S in MEASURE or PLEASURE or VISUAL
Created by: maestromjd