The Kwéyòl Alphabet

Kwéyòl
Letter
Pronounced as in the English word: Pronounced as in the Kwéyòl word:
a attic awété (stop)
an (requires nasalised pronunciation) anba (under)
b but bagay (thing)
ch show chat (cat)
d dot doudou (darling)
dj jet djéwi (to cure)
é pay wévé (to dream)
è bet sèl
en (requires nasalised pronunciation) lwen (far)
f found fini (finish)
g go glo (water)
h hat hadi (rude)
i meet isi (here)
j (as in the sound heard in the
middle of the words
"treasure" and "measure")
jòdi (today)
k key kado (gift)
l long liv (book)
m move malad (sick)
n no nwè (black)
ng bang lanng (tongue)
o over yo (they)
ò orange òktòb (October)
on (requires nasalised pronunciation) aviyon (aeroplane)
ou you toujou (always/still)
p put paj (page)
r round branndi (brandy)
s some sal (dirty)
t tag tabak (tobacco)
tj match tjè (heart)
v vain vwé (true)
w wait wèd
y yes yè (yesterday)
z zoo zafè (business)

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