Kwéyòl Pronunciation

Pronouncing Kwéyòl Letters  (Pwononsé Lèt Kwéyòl)

The following Kwéyòl Alphabet letters always have the same sound as their English counterparts: b, d, f, g, h, k, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, v, w, y, z. The Kwéyòl letter "a" is always pronounced like the "a" in the English word "about". It is never pronounced like the a in the English word "rage". 

The Kwéyòl alphabet letter an (which is a nasal vowel), has a different pronunciation from the letter "a" on its own.  See the "Nasal Vowels" link below.

Click on the links below to hear some recordings which will help you with the pronunciation of some of the unique Kwéyòl sounds. The Kwéyòl Alphabet page on this site also contains some useful advice on pronunciation of all the letters.

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