Help:IPA/Quechua

The chart below shows the ways in which IPA represents Quechua pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see {{IPA-qu}} and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

IPA Quechua alphabet English approximation
Consonants
h h house
j y yes
k k scat
kh cat
k’ like scat but with a restriction of air
l l lamp
ʎ ll similar to yes
m m map
n n none
ɲ ñ similar to canyon
p p spat
ph pan
p’ like spat but with a restriction of air
q q similar to scat but deeper in the throat
qh similar to cat but deeper in the throat
q’ similar to the /q/ sound but with a restriction of air
ɾ r better in American English
s s son
ʃ sh shave
t t stunt
th top
t’ like top but with a restriction of air
ch church
tʃʰ chh church
tʃʼ ch’ like church but with a restriction of air
w w water
IPA Quechua alphabet English approximation
Vowels
a a father
ɪ i lip
ʊ u hook