- kapu is the only letter to retain a final form
- om has no full form and is written over wa when it begins or ends a word
- qupa is used for the glottal stop, /ʔ/, but can be used for /q/ in names and toponyms
These vowel marks are used to indicate vowels within words. Note that /e/ has no mark and is the only vowel omitted when it occurs within a word.
The top example is incorrect, and notice in the bottom example, the /a/ marked on the /k/ is the only mark used. The final /a/ on kaba ends the word, and therefore is written in full form.
- I love you.
- Did she see me?
- ibti korwa nai daqeshan.
- /ɪbtiː koɾwa na͜ɪ daːʔɛʃan/
- DAT-2s heart-ACC 1s.GEN give-PST-1s
- I gave you my heart.
- gidu naburhala me gunu webintakla
- /giːˌdu naburˌɦala mɛː guːˌnu webɪntˌaːkla/
- meal-ACC wine-COM-NEG COMP day-ACC shine.sun-COM-NEG
- A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.