The Igala alphabets are made up of 31 letters adapted from the roman alphabet which in turn was adapted by English. Some of these letters are single units while others are a combination of two letters (diagraphs which nevertheless have single sounds). This is because, unlike English, Igala has a certain units of speech that are peculiar to it. They are five in numbers, namely: (gb, kp, nm, nw, and ny). Conversely, there are some letters in the English alphabet which are non-existent in Igala language. These are letters C, Q(which is “kw” in Igala), S,V,X and Y. 

Curled from a book by Peter Ojotule Itodo

Combination of Igala consonants and the vowel suffix

Vowels =>aeiou
bbabebẹbibobọbu
chchachechẹchichochọchu
ddadedẹdidodọdu
ffafefẹfifofọfu
ggagegẹgigogọgu
gbgbagbegbẹgbigbogbọgbu
gwgwagwegwẹgwigwogwọgwu
hhahehẹhihohọhu
jjajejẹjijojọju
kkakekẹkikokọku
kpkpakpekpẹkpikpokpọkpu
kwkwakwekwẹkwikwokwọkwu
llalelẹlilolọlu
mmamemẹmimomọmu
m͂am͂em͂ẹm͂im͂om͂ọm͂u
nnanenẹninonọnu
ññañeñẹñiñoñọñu
ngngangengẹngingongọngu
nmnmanmenmẹnminmonmọnmu
nwnwanwenwẹnwinwonwọnwu
nynyanyenyẹnyinyonyọnyu
ppapepẹpipopọpu
rrarerẹrirorọru
ttatetẹtitotọtu
wwawewẹwiwowọwu
yyayeyẹyiyoyọyu

 

The new text yet to be approved for Igala alphabets (The ng to replace ñ and nmm͂)