Rotuman language
Rotuman Dictionary
Language Lessons

II. Consonant Contrasts

The 14 Rotuman consonants are pronounced below at the beginnings of words before each of the 5 vowels. Pay attention to the /g/, which sounds like English ng, /j/, which sounds like English ch, and the glottal stop /‘/, which sounds like the catch in the throat in the middle of oh-oh.

A. Each consonant before /a/

B. Each consonant before /e/