Malay alphabet

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The modern Malay alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet. It is used to write Malay.

It contains the same letters as the English language alphabet. Q, V, and X are not used in native Malay words. The Malay alphabet contains 26 letters:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Letter names and pronunciations[change | change source]

Letter Name IPA Notes
Aa e /a/ or /ɑ/
Bb bi /b/
Cc si /tʃ/
Dd di /d/
Ee e /ə/, /e,ɛ/
Ff ef /f/
Gg ji /g/
Hh ec /h/
Ii i /i/
Jj jey /dʒ/
Kk key /k/
Ll el /l/
Mm em /m/
Nn en /n/
Oo o /ɔ,o/
Pp pi /p/
Qq kiu /q/
Rr ar /r/
Ss es /s/
Tt ti /t/
Uu u /u/
Vv vi /v, ʋ/
Ww dabaliu /w/
Xx eks /s/ / /z/
Yy wai /j/
Zz zed /z/

Diphthongs

Consonant combinations

Usage[change | change source]

Actual written examples of the Malay language:

Good day

Apa khabar

What is your name?

Siapa nama anda?

Do you speak Malay?

Bolehkah anda bercakap Bahasa Melayu?

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