The charts below show the way in which the بین الاقوامی صوتیاتی ابجد is used to transcribe the نگونی زبانیں such as Xhosa, زولو زبان, and Swazi.

A superscript X marks a sound or spelling found specifically in Xhosa, and Z specifically in Zulu. Sounds marked * are only in loanwords.

حرف صحیحs مصوتs Tones
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IPA Orthography
bh
ɓ b
d
d̠ʲʱ dyX
dzʱ dz*
dʒʱ j
f f
ɡʱ ghZ, gX
ɠ gZ
h h
ɦ hh
j y
yh
kh
k
kxʼ klZ, krX
l l
lhX
ɬ hl
ɮʱ dl
m m
mh
n n
nh
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IPA Orthography
n̠ʲ ny
n̠ʲʱ nyh
ŋ ng'
ŋʱ ngh*
ph
p
r r*
r*
s s
ʃ sh
th
t̠ʲ tyX
t̠ʲʰ tyhX
t
tsʼ tsX
tsʰ tshX or thsX
tʃʼ tsh
tʃʰ tshX or thshX
v
w w
wh
x rhX
ɣʱ grX
z
ʒʱ zh*
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IPA Orthography
ǀ c
ǁ x
ǃ q
ǀʰ ch
ǁʰ xh
ǃʰ qh
ǀʱ gc
ǁʱ gx
ǃʱ gq
ǀ̃ nc
ǁ̃ nx
ǃ̃ nq
ǀʱ̃ ngc
ǁʱ̃ ngx
ǃʱ̃ ngq
ǀ̃ˀ nkcX
ǁ̃ˀ nkxX
ǃ̃ˀ nkqX
Vowel
IPA Orthography
a a
ɛ e
e e
i i
ɔ o
o o
u u
ː
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Tones
á ˦
à ˨
âː ˥˩
ǎ̤ ˨˦
à̤ ˨
a̤᷈ ː ˨˧˨