Consonants are divided into three classes which help to determine the tone of a syllable (indicated by the numbers below). The sounds represented by some consonants change when they are used at the end of a syllable (indicated by the letters on the right of the slash below). The consonants can all be used at the beginning of a syllable but only some can be used at the end of a syllable.
The consonants in the final row are compounds and conjuncts used as alternatives to the basic consonants.
Vowel diacritics (with k)
|Open syllables||Closed syllables *|
|unmarked||short vowel||long vowel|
|Class 1||low||mid||high falling||high||low falling|
|Class 2||low rising||mid||low falling||high||low falling|
|Class 3||high||mid||high falling||mid||high falling|
- Closed syllables are those ending with p, t or k