This is a proposed alphabet that is meant to be used for writing of Quapaw or Arkansas. It is now in a very early stage of development, so some changes may occur to it in the future as the creator see fit. For any questions please use the email link below.

Okáxpa
The Quapaw alternative orthography

Devised by: Michael Fustumum (michaelpeterfustumum(at)gmail.com)

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Proposed letter

Current letter

IPA

1

A a

A a

[a]

2 Ã ã Aⁿ aⁿ [ã]
3 B b B b [b]
4

C c

Č č

[t͡ʃ]

5 Cc cc Čč čč [t͡ʃː]
6 Ch ch Čh čh [t͡ʃʰ]
7 Cʼ cʼ Čʼ čʼ [t͡ʃʼ]
8 D d D d [d~d͡ð]
9 E e E e [e]
10 G g G g [ɣ]
11 H h H h [h~x]
12 I i I i [i]
13 Ĩ ĩ Iⁿ iⁿ [ĩ]
14

K k

K k

[k]

15 Kh kh Kh kh [kʰ]
16 Kk kk Kk kk [kː]
17 Kʼ kʼ Kʼ kʼ [kʼ]
18 M m M m [m]
19 N n N n [n]
20

O o

O o

[o]

21 Õ õ Oⁿ oⁿ [õ]
22 P p P p [p]
23 Ph ph Ph ph [pʰ]
24 Pp pp Pp pp [pː]
25

S s

S s

[s]

26 Sʼ sʼ Sʼ sʼ [sʼ]
27 Š š Š š [ʃ]
28 Šʼ šʼ Šʼ šʼ [ʃʼ]
29

T t

T t

[t]

30 Th th Th th [tʰ]
31 Tt tt Tt tt [tː]
32 Tʼ tʼ Tʼ tʼ [tʼ]
33 W w W w [w]
34 X x X x [x]
35 Xʼ xʼ Xʼ xʼ [xʼ]
36 Y y Y y [j]
37 Z z Z z [z]
38 Ž ž Ž ž [ʒ]
39 ʔ ʔ [ʔ]
There would not be letters d, e, g, j, q, r, u, v, z, which would be only used in loanwords or replaced by t, i, k, c, k, l, o, f, s, respectively.
Stress vowels are marked by an acute accent (á).

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