Quechua Pronunciation and Spelling


These pages aim to answer all the commonest and most important questions about the spelling systems proposed for Quechua and Aymara, especially about the pan-Andean alphabet and the official ‘unified’ spelling.

We look at all of these questions as organised into various pages.  To change from one page to another, just click on the links to each, in the index column at the bottom right of this window.  Nonetheless, it is best to read them all in order. 


The first four pages deal with sounds and spelling in general. 

If you want to print out this text, we recommend our printable versions of all four of those pages together:
either in .pdf format:  A4 paper size or Letter paper size
or in Microsoft
Word format:  A4 paper size or Letter paper size


There is a separate page on the quite different issue of five specific suffixes in Quechua for which a unified suffix spelling is proposed.  A printable version of this is available direct from that webpage.