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The chart below shows the ways in which IPA represents Quechua pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see {{IPA-qu}} and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

Consonants
IPA Quechua alphabet (Peru - Ministry of Education) Examples English approximation
h h huñuy, muhu house
j y yana, ayni yes
k k kuntur, puka scat
k̚ ~ ɣ ~ x -k (syllable ending) waktay, rikra
~ kx ~ x kh khuyay cat
k' k'ispa like scat but with a restriction of air
l l layu, phalay lamp
ʎ ll llapa, allqu billion
m m marka, pampa map
n n nina none
ɲ ñ wiñay similar to canyon
p p pirqa spat
β ~ ɸ -p (syllable ending) rapra, qhichipra
~ pɸ ~ ɸ ph phiña, phatay pan, sphere
p' p'unchaw like spat but with a restriction of air
q q qam, nuqa similar to scat but deeper in the throat
ɢ ~ χ -q (syllable ending) paqta, aqllay
~ χ qh qhapaq similar to cat but deeper in the throat
q' q'isa similar to the /q/ sound but with a restriction of air
ɾ r runtu, yawar better in American English
s s sunqu, wasi son
ʃ sh mishi shave
t t tinku, pata stunt
~ ts ~ θ th thamay, thanta top
t' t'utura, t'uqyay like top but with a restriction of air
ch chunka, pacha church
tʃʰ ~ ʃ chh chhalla, chhulla church
tʃʼ ch' ch'aska like church but with a restriction of air
w w wañuy, kawsay water
Vowels
IPA Quechua alphabet (Peru - Ministry of Education) Examples English approximation
a a karu father
ɪ i nina lip
ɛ i (near uvular consonants) qichwa, qullqi, yachachiq pet
ʊ u kusi hook
ɔ u (near uvular consonants) qusqu, q'umir, atuq more