Introduction to the Shona Language


Shona is a phonetic language with an international alphabet pronunciation. The best way to learn Shona is to start with the alphabet. Knowing how to pronounce each letter in Shona is the most basic and fundamental assignment. Once you learn how to pronounce the alphabet, you move on to combinations of letters. The effort is cumulative. You can't cheat. Some basics to get started:

  • The Shona vowels are pronounced with an international alphabet pronunciation.
  • If you can pronounce vowels in Spanish, you are ahead of the game.

Shona Language links:


Here is how they are supposed to sound:


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