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CONSONANTS - VOWELS 
Voweli anee tombo bibi finji te sinari be leta. Sukubio diki: 
 
Below are the vowels and their sounds as used in the Kalabari language:
 
Vowel     
a  as sounded in  ant or aru ( boat)
e  as sounded in  feet or emi ( in)              
e  as sounded in  egg or ere (name)             
i   as sounded in  litter or imo (sweat)              
  as sounded in  ink or ila (intestine)              
o  as sounded in  load or ogbo (group)              
o  as sounded in  hot or olo (cough)             
u  as sounded in  unit or ombu (navel)             
u  as sounded in  hut or awu (red)             
 
 
Konsonanti anee tombo kele ke, aniania gbosima amina bibi gbainte sinari be leta. Sukubio diki: 
 
Below are the consonants and their sounds as used in the Kalabari language:
 
Consonant      
b                          boy                              bele ( light)
b                          (none)                         bara (hand)
d                          dog                             dein (peace)
                         (none)                         duein ( corpse)
f                           fan                               fiafia (holy)
g                          go                                gele (tall)
gb                       (none)                         gbain ( to close)
j                           joy                                inji ( fish)
k                          keep                            kapa ( clothe)
kp                       (none)                          kpasi (narrow)
l                           love                              loliya ( star)
m                        man                              mene (ant)
n                         now                              nini (nose)
p                         pan                               piko (feather)
r                          rain                               apira ( skin)
s                         soap                             saki ( time)
t                          tea                                 temi ( to pound)
v                         vine                              vala (sail)
w                        win                                wari (house)
y                         yam                               yana (to own)
 
As you can see there are no  c, h, q, x and z in the Kalabari language.

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