The Masbatenyo Alphabet


a b c d e f g h i j k l m n ng o p r s t u w y

The Masbatenyo-to-English part of the dictionary is arranged alphabetically according to the above order.

The 22 symbols in the practical Masbatenyo alphabet used in this dictionary are as follows:

A B D E G H I K L M N NG O P R S T U W Y, [-] and [`] (symbols for glottal stop) and [´] which symbolizes stress or accent.

Nine consonants, C CH F J Ñ Q V X Z, do not occur in native words but are needed for the writing of proper noun loan words from Spanish and English which have not been fully assimilated into Masbatenyo, e.g. Javier, Quezon, Roxas.