There are 25 phonemes in the Tunica alphabet:
The dictionary is arranged in this order, with the exception of sh, which is contained within s.
|Letter||Pronounced like||Tunica word||English meaning|
* There is no true English equivalent for the Tunica r. The Tunica r is trilled, similar to the Spanish r as pronounced in ferrocarril.
The letters b, d, g, and f only occur in words that were historically borrowed from other languages. For this reason, they do not occur very frequently in Tunica. For example, -gachi ‘mother’ and ingrasa ‘English speaking person’ are the only words containing g in Tunica.[:tu]
There are 26 letters:
The Example-to-English part of the dictionary is arranged alphabetically according to the above order.[:]