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Igbo Language Alphabet

This is to respond to your requests for a clearer, easy to read Igbo Alphabet, and we’ve come up with this, which we believe is simplified. It’s important to take your attention to the alphabet structure because it’s the key to unlock your understanding of this beautiful language. Twenty-seven distinct letters are contained in this whole 36-letter alphabet, so in every word we can say or write in the Igbo language, we only use 27 letters. There are times; however, we need to make certain meanings, but the 27 letters on of their own cannot deliver unless one letter tag itself with another (diphthong), for example, ‘g’ for ‘gaa’ = (go) and ‘w’ for ‘wete’ = (bring) and ‘gw’ together for ‘gwakota’ = (mix). Also ‘n’ for ‘nata’ = (receive) and ‘y’ for ‘yiri’ = (wear) and ‘ny’ together for ‘nye’ = (give), etc.

Summary:

Igbo alphabet = 36 letters in all, 27 of which are self-sufficient but can also partner with others in 9 different ways for nine different sounds and meanings. Notice even that letter ‘c’ is the only letter that is not in the alphabet but is married to the letter ‘h’ = ‘ch,’ which can be used in the word ‘Chineke’= (God the creator).