KENYAH

Lepo' Tau Dayak
Sarawak (Borneo)
Malaysia

KENYAH E-PHRASE (work in progress)

LEARN BASIC KENYAH LEPO TAU - Open for Discussion

Anyone can pick up this language. Kenyah Lepo Tau is a not a very difficult language. This Kenyah phrases and dictionary is heavily based on The Kenyah Bible - Kitab Tukek Mading. Most words are pronounce or sound close to English. Plus, it's written in Latin alphabet.

Kenyah people speaks with the voice coming out of their nose. Unlike English, the voice usually coming deep from the throat. Well, no matter how you pronounce the word, you will be understood. Enjoy!

Here's a simple note before you start:

Vowel sounds: 

Vowel English equivalent Example
 a            bark       alak (take)      
 ai  aisle  amai (father)
 ae p(ayee) baae (bush)
 ao t(ao) maong (put)
 au f(au)l ta u (left)
 ay gay bayak (follow)
 e been ben (because)
 ea bean beak (not)
 eo y(olk) beok (big)
 eu b(eau)tiful beun (don"t have)
 i in ini (this)
 o poke Bok (if)
 oup group booup  (book)

Consonant sounds:

Bare in mind that, a few consonants sounds doesn't exist in Kenyah which are F, Q , V , X and Z. Most consonants in Kenyah have equivalents in English. 

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ESSENTIAL

DIRECTION

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DATE / TIME