- Glossary of Useful Words from Practical Marshallese
- Lesson 1: The letters and sounds of Marshallese
- Lesson 2: Beginning Marshallese Phrases
- Lesson 3: Numbers, time, age, and price
- Lesson 4: Marshallese Words from English
- Practical Marshallese
The Marshallese Alphabet
The Marshallese alphabet is a modified Latin alphabet with diacritical marks that designate different phonemes.
The bar that appears on top of some letters, i.e. ‘ā’, ‘ñ’, ‘ō’ and ‘ū’, is called a macron. The macron can be replaced by a tilde over the ‘n’.
Some letters appear with a dot below, i.e. ‘ḷ’, ‘ṃ’, ‘ṇ’, and ‘ọ’. Traditionally, the diacritic used under letters was the cedilla. However Marshall Islands regulations allows for a dot or a comma to be used.
A Ā B D E I J K L Ḷ M Ṃ N Ṇ Ñ O Ō Ọ P R T U Ū W
a ā b d e i j k l ḷ m ṃ n ṇ ñ o ō ọ ṇ p r t u ū w
The letters are included here to make it easy to copy and paste.