Lugbara Orthography 2014


We are pleased and proud to avail you our final orthography. Please feel free to download it and print it.

Since the ‘heavy’1 vowels are pronounced in the same way as what has been taught and learned as [i] and [u] in schools, the vowel letters < i > and < u > should be used for the ‘heavy’ vowels. Two extra vowel symbols are therefore needed for the ‘light’ vowels, and these are < ɨ > and < ʉ > for the light vowels. The seven vowels needed for writing Lʉgbarati will then be the following:

a e i ɨ o u ʉ

If you need further help, your can contact the Lʉgbara tɨ Language Board in Arua.


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