Walloon alphabet

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The Walloon alphabet consist of the basic ISO Latin Alphabet, and four types of diacritic.

Walloon Alphabet [1]
Letter A B C D E F G H I J K L M
Name a e effe ache i ji ka elle emme
IPA /a/ /b/ /k/, /s/ /d/ /ɛ/ /f/ /ɡ/ /h/ /i/, /ɪ/ /ʒ/ /k/ /l/ /m/
Letter N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Name enne o qu erre esse u icse î gréc / yod zéde
IPA /n/ /o/ /p/ /k/ /ʀ/ /s/ /t/ /y/, /ʏ/ /v/ /w/ /ks/ /j/ /z/


Diacritics used in this language are the acute accent (´), grave accent (`), circumflex (ˆ), ring (°), and cedilla (¸). In some dialects, the umlaut (¨) is used.[2] These accents have no effect on the alphabetic order of these letters.

Grapheme Pronunciation
å , , ɔː
ç s
é e
è e
ê e
ë ɛː
ô ʊː, , ɔ̃ː
ö o


Digraph Pronunciation
ae a/ɛ
ai /ɛː
an ã/ɔ̃
ch ʃ
dj d͡ʒ
ea /ɛː/ja
én /e/ɛ̃/ĩ
eu œ/ø
ey ɛj/ɛːj/j/
gn/ny ɲ
in ɛ̃
jh h, ʒ
oe wa, wɛ, ø, ɛ, œ
oi wa, wɛ
on ɔ̃
ou u
ss s
sch h, ʃ, ç, χ
sh ʃ, s
tch t͡ʃ, tj
un œ̃
xh h, ʃ