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Due to the influx of immigrant LDS converts from multiple foreign language backgrounds, the University of Deseret (now University of Utah) created a phonetic based alphabet as an aid to pronounce English.<ref>See "The Deseret Alphabet as an Aid in Pronouncing Book of Mormon Names" by Frederick M. Huchel. <i>Journal of Book of Mormon Studies</i> (9:1, 58-59, 79)</ref> The '''DESERET ALPHABET''' consists of 38 letters to account for alternate pronunciations of English vowels and some consonants.  
 
Due to the influx of immigrant LDS converts from multiple foreign language backgrounds, the University of Deseret (now University of Utah) created a phonetic based alphabet as an aid to pronounce English.<ref>See "The Deseret Alphabet as an Aid in Pronouncing Book of Mormon Names" by Frederick M. Huchel. <i>Journal of Book of Mormon Studies</i> (9:1, 58-59, 79)</ref> The '''DESERET ALPHABET''' consists of 38 letters to account for alternate pronunciations of English vowels and some consonants.  
  
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The inclusion of the D<small>ESERET</small> A<small>LPHABET</small> spellings in this Onomasticon is provided as an aid to the pronunciation of these words at the time the Book of Mormon was printed<ref> ๐œ ๐’๐‹๐— ๐‰๐š ๐ฃ๐ƒ๐ก๐ฃ๐Š๐ค (The Book of Mormon) (New York: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros., 1869). Available online at Archive.org[http://archive.org/details/bookofmormdeseretalpha00]</ref> using the D<small>ESERET</small> A<small>LPHABET</small>.  
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The inclusion of the D<small>ESERET</small> A<small>LPHABET</small> spellings in this Onomasticon is provided as an aid to the pronunciation of these words at the time the Book of Mormon was printed<ref> ๐œ ๐’๐‹๐— ๐‰๐š ๐ฃ๐ƒ๐ก๐ฃ๐Š๐ค (The Book of Mormon) (New York: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros., 1869). Available online at [http://archive.org/details/bookofmormdeseretalpha00 Archive.org]</ref> using the D<small>ESERET</small> A<small>LPHABET</small>.
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'''Pronunciation Guide'''
 
'''Pronunciation Guide'''

Revision as of 20:16, 30 May 2013

Due to the influx of immigrant LDS converts from multiple foreign language backgrounds, the University of Deseret (now University of Utah) created a phonetic based alphabet as an aid to pronounce English.[1] The DESERET ALPHABET consists of 38 letters to account for alternate pronunciations of English vowels and some consonants.

The inclusion of the DESERET ALPHABET spellings in this Onomasticon is provided as an aid to the pronunciation of these words at the time the Book of Mormon was printed[2] using the DESERET ALPHABET.

The characters are in Unicode and may not appear on all browsers. If you have difficulty try an alternate internet browser.

Pronunciation Guide

Glyph Name IPA   Glyph Name IPA   Glyph Name IPA   Glyph Name IPA
๐€ ๐จ Long I /iห/ ๐ ๐ฉ Long E {/eษช/ ๐‚ ๐ช Long A /ษ‘ห/ ๐ƒ ๐ซ Long Ah /ษ”ห/
๐„ ๐ฌ Long O /oสŠ/ ๐… ๐ญ Long Oo /uห/ ๐† ๐ฎ Short I /ษช/ ๐‡ ๐ฏ Short E /ษ›/
๐ˆ ๐ฐ Short A /รฆ/ ๐‰ ๐ฑ Short Ah /ษ’/ ๐Š ๐ฒ Short O /สŒ/ ๐‹ ๐ณ Short Oo /สŠ/
๐Œ ๐ด Ay /aษช/ ๐ ๐ต Ow /aสŠ/ ๐Ž ๐ถ Wu /w/ ๐ ๐ท Yee /j/
๐ ๐ธ H /h/ ๐‘ ๐น Pee /p/ ๐’ ๐บ Bee /b/ ๐“ ๐ป Tee /t/
๐” ๐ผ Dee /d/ ๐• ๐ฝ Chee /tสƒ/ ๐– ๐พ Jee /dส’/ ๐— ๐ฟ Kay /k/
๐˜ ๐‘€ Gay /ษก/ ๐™ ๐‘ Ef /f/ ๐š ๐‘‚ Vee /v/ ๐› ๐‘ƒ Eth /ฮธ/
๐œ ๐‘„ Thee /รฐ/ ๐ ๐‘… Es /s/ ๐ž ๐‘† Zee /z/ ๐Ÿ ๐‘‡ Esh /สƒ/
๐  ๐‘ˆ Zhee /ส’/ ๐ก ๐‘‰ Er /r/ ๐ข ๐‘Š El /l/ ๐ฃ ๐‘‹ Em /m/
๐ค ๐‘Œ En /n/ ๐ฅ ๐‘ Eng /ล‹/ ๐ฆ ๐‘Ž Oi /ษ”ษช/ ๐ง ๐‘ Ew /juห/

See also DESERET, Deseret Variant

Deseret Alphabet: ๐”๐‡๐๐€๐ก๐‡๐“ ๐ˆ๐ข๐™๐ˆ๐’๐‡๐“

Notes


  1. โ†‘ See "The Deseret Alphabet as an Aid in Pronouncing Book of Mormon Names" by Frederick M. Huchel. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies (9:1, 58-59, 79)
  2. โ†‘ ๐œ ๐’๐‹๐— ๐‰๐š ๐ฃ๐ƒ๐ก๐ฃ๐Š๐ค (The Book of Mormon) (New York: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros., 1869). Available online at Archive.org