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The charts below show the way in which the IPA represents Inuktitut pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.[1] For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see {{IPA-iu}} and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

See Inuit phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Inuktitut and other Inuit languages.

IPA Syllabics Examples English approximation
+ a + + i + + u + final
hː.ti.ɣut hat
pːq.tut pig
t i.nuk.ti.tut tiger
k kid
ɣ u.qau.miŋ.ɣit go but without completely blocking airflow on the g
m man
n a.naː.na now
s su.qu.siq.paː sit
l like
jʁi.jau.juq you
v very
ʁ ti.ti.ʁau.siq French rester
q scar
ŋ u.ju.ŋa sing
(geminated) ŋː tu.ŋːɣit somewhat like sing
ɬ mi.lik.ɬu.ɣit somewhat like play
IPA Syllabic Examples English approximation
a bra
a.t.tan long a
i i.nuk.ti.tut city see
u somewhat like good
i.nuk.ti.t.s.ŋu.vit food
. Syllables are between dots. They can be: CVC, CV or V.


  1. ^ Inuktitut language. (2012). Omniglot. Retrieved September 14, 2012, from link
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