Bambara 101

a
like 'a' in "father"

e
like 'e' in "prey"

ε
like 'e' in "met"

i
like 'i' in "police"

o
like 'o' in "so"

ɔ
like 'ough' in "bought"

u
like 'u' in "clue"

There are also long vowels:

  • aa
  • ee
  • εε
  • ii
  • oo
  • ɔɔ
  • uu

and nasal vowels:

  • an
  • en
  • εn
  • in
  • on
  • ɔn
  • un