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The modern Malay alphabet (Malay: Rumi) is based on the Latin alphabet. It is the more common of the two scripts currently used to write Malay (the other is the Jawi script). Like the English language, it contains the 26 letters of the Modern Latin alphabet without any diacritics.

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Letter names and pronunciations

Letter names in the Malay alphabet are the same as in English. The alphabet "Z" is usually pronounced "zed".

Letter Name IPA Notes
Aa e /a/ or /ɑ/
Bb bi /b/
Cc si /tʃ/
Dd di /d/
Ee e /ə/, /e,ɛ/
Ff ef /f/
Gg ji /g/
Hh ec /h/
Ii i /i/
Jj je /dʒ/
Kk ke /k/
Ll el /l/
Mm em /m/
Nn en /n/
Oo o /ɔ,o/
Pp pi /p/
Qq kiu /q/
Rr ar /r/
Ss es /s/
Tt ti /t/
Uu u /u/
Vv vi /v, ʋ/
Ww dabliu /w/
Xx eks /s/ / /z/
Yy wai /j/
Zz zed /z/

Diphthongs

Consonant combinations

Usage

Actual written examples of the Malay language:

Good day

Apa khabar

What is your name?

Siapa nama anda?

Do you speak Malay?

Bolehkah anda bercakap Bahasa Melayu?

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Simple English

The modern Malay alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet. It is used to write Malay.

It contains the same 26 letters as the English language alphabet, with the exception of q, v, and x, for a total of 23 letters:

ABCDEFGHIJKL MNOPRSTUWYZ
abcdefghijkl mnoprstuwyz

Contents

Letter names and pronunciations

Letter Name IPA Notes
Aa e /a/ or /ɑ/
Bb bi /b/
Cc si /tʃ/
Dd di /d/
Ee e /ə/, /e,ɛ/
Ff ef /f/
Gg ji /g/
Hh ec /h/
Ii i /i/
Jj je /dʒ/
Kk ke /k/
Ll el /l/
Mm em /m/
Nn en /n/
Oo o /ɔ,o/
Pp pi /p/
Qq kiu /q/
Rr ar /r/
Ss es /s/
Tt ti /t/
Uu u /u/
Vv vi /v, ʋ/
Ww dabliu /w/
Xx eks /s/ / /z/
Yy wai /j/
Zz zet /z/

Diphthongs

Consonant combinations

Usage

Actual written examples of the Malay language:

Good day
Apa khabar
What is your name?
Siapa nama anda?
Do you speak Malay?
Bolehkah anda bercakap Bahasa Melayu?

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