With Qikit the letters c, u, x, & y are used slightly different.
- C is used for the ch sound.
- U is now consistently pronounced yoo, as in view.
- X replaces cs, ks, cks, & kes.
- Y is used only in words like yes & yet.
abde fghij klmno pqrst vwz 22 letters keep their original soft sound.
Long vowels and other sounds need specific letters, so we add 18 new letters.
The following are the 18 new letters for our Qikit Keyboard.
You will be able to spell every word this easily when you learn the 44 letters.
The Latin letter ain (ᴥ) is our unstressed, or neutral vowel.
This is the same as the dictionary calls a schwa (ə).
We use the Ain (ᴥ) because it is more visible than schwa (ə).
(ᴥ) replaces all unstressed vowels and the short vowel (u).
This simplifies spelling, and helps pronunciation of many Qikit words such as,
psychology and psychological.
In sîkolᴥjy, the first (o) is stressed and the second (o) is unstressed.
In sîkᴥlojᴥkl, the first (o) is unstressed and the second is stressed.
Compare these words. Pronunciation is easier with Qikit.
All are easier to pronounce when the unstressed vowels are indicated. They are also easier to spell because Qikit unstressed vowels are always spelled the same and unvoiced vowels are eliminated. The last 3 letters in indicate & senate are the same but they are pronounced differently, and Qikit shows the difference.