The Komo Alphabet


The entries are written in the Komo orthography developed along with community members in the Benishangul-Gumuz region in 2011. Tone is not represented in the orthography with one exception− rising and falling contour tones are represented as a sequence of identical vowels. The orthographic symbols and the corresponding phonemes in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) are found below in alphabetical order.


Komo: a   b   bb   d   dd   e   g   h   i   ɨ   k   kk   l   m   n   o   p   pp   r   s   sh   ss   t   tt   u   ʉ   w   y   z

IPA:     a   b    ɓ    d   ɗ    ɛ   g   h    i    ɪ   k    kʼ    l   m   n   ɔ   p      pʼ   r   s    ʃ    sʼ   t    tʼ    u    ʊ    w   j   z