Help:IPA for Malayalam

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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Malayalam pronunciations.

IPA Malayalam English approximation
b big
bhangra
t͡ʃ church
t͡ʃʰ which hand
ʃ sugar
ɖ dog
ɖʱ bond her hair
g go
ɡʱ Ghana
h head
ɟ junior
ɟʱ hedgehog
k king
Stockholm
ɭ Swedish sorrl
ɻ run (without letting the tongue touch the palate)
m mall
ŋ sing
ɲ piñata
p pain
r Spanish tres
ɾ three
ʂ shun
s so
three
j yes
ʋ curve
not
n month
IPA Malayalam English approximation
Vowels
ə British RP of assert
ɑː ാ, ആ British RP of cart
e െ, എ Eight
േ, ഏ Agent
ɪ ി, ഇ sit
ീ, ഈ seat
o ൊ, ഒ pot
ോ, ഓ Irish pronunciation of coat
ʊ ു, ഉ full
ൂ, ഊ fool
ൃ, ഋ christian
əɪ ൈ, ഐ mile
əʊ ൗ, ൌ, ഔ British RP of fold
An Effect Vowel
Effect Malayalam Effect
Consonant