Pronunciation Guide

Following are suggestions for pronouncing Book of Mormon names and terms. This guide is provided to assist the reader and is not intended as an authoritative source on how these names were pronounced originally.

Key

a

about

ă

ask, pat, map

ā

able, bake, way

ä

alms, father, call

ĕ

ebb, met, second

ē

eat, mete, me

er

permit

ĭ

it, him, mirror

ī

idle, fine, deny

ō

over, bone, know

ou

about

u

jump

ū

rule, boot, two

Aaron

ĕr´an

Abel

ā´bul

Abinadi

a-bĭn´a-dī

Abinadom

a-bĭn´a-dum

Abish

ā´bĭsh

Ablom

ăb´lum

Abraham

ā´bra-hăm

Adam

ăd´um

Agosh

ā´gäsh

Aha

ā´hä

Ahah

ā´hä

Ahaz

ā´hăz

Aiath

ī´uth

Akish

ā´kĭsh

Alma

ăl´ma

Alpha

ăl´fa

Amaleki

a-măl´a-kī

Amalekite

a-măl´a-kīt

Amalickiah

a-măl´a-kī´a

Amalickiahite

a-măl´a-kī´a-īt

Amaron

a-mā´rän

Amgid

ăm´gĭd

Aminadab

a-mĭn´a-dăb

Aminadi

a-mĭn´a-dī

Amlici

ăm´lĭ-sī

Amlicite

ăm´lĭ-sīt

Ammah

ăm´mä

Ammaron

ăm´a-rän

Ammon

ăm´un

Ammonihah

ăm-a-nī´hä

Ammonihahite

ăm-a-nī´hä-īt

Ammonite

ăm´a-nīt

Ammoron

ăm´ōr-än

Amnigaddah

ăm-nĭ-găd´ä

Amnihu

ăm-nī´hū

Amnor

ăm´nōr

Amoron

a-mōr´än

Amos

ā´mus

Amoz

ā´muz

Amulek

ăm´yū-lĕk

Amulon

ăm´yū-län

Amulonites

ăm´ya-län´īts

Anathoth

ăn´a-tōth

Angola

ăn-gō´la

Ani-Anti

ăn´ī–ăn´tī

Anti-Nephi-Lehi

ăn´tī–nē´fī–lē´hī

Anti-Nephi-Lehies

ăn´tī–nē´fī–lē´hīz

Antiomno

ăn-tē-äm´nō

Antion

ăn´tē-än

Antionah

ăn-tē-än´a

Antionum

ăn-tē-ō´num

Antiparah

ăn-tĭ-pär´a

Antipas

ăn´tĭ-päs

Antipus

ăn´tĭ-pus

Antum

ăn´tum

Archeantus

är-kē-ăn´tus

Arpad

är´păd

Assyria

a-sĭr´ē-a

Babylon

băb´ĭ-län

Bashan

bā´shän

Benjamin

bĕn´ja-mĭn

Bethabara

bĕth-ăb´a-ra

Boaz

bō´ăz

Bountiful

boun´tĭ-ful

Cain

kān

Calno

kăl´nō

Carchemish

kär-kĕm´ĭsh

Cezoram

sē-zōr´um

Chaldeans

kăl-dē´unz

Chaldees

kăl-dēz´

Chemish

kĕm´ĭsh

Cherubim

chĕr´a-bĭm

Cohor

kō´hōr

Com

kōm

Comnor

kōm´nōr

Corianton

kōr-ē-ăn´tun

Coriantor

kōr-ē-ăn´tōr

Coriantum

kōr-ē-ăn´tum

Coriantumr

kōr-ē-ăn´ta-mer

Corihor

kōr´ĭ-hōr

Corom

kōr´um

Cumeni

kū´ma-nī

Cumenihah

kū-ma-nī´hä

Cumom

kū´mum

Cumorah

ka-mōr´a

Curelom

kū-rē´lum

Deseret

dĕz-a-rĕt´

Desolation

dĕs-ō-lā´shun

Edom

ē´dum

Egypt

ē´jĭpt

Egyptian

ē-jĭp´shun

Elam

ē´lum

Elijah

ē-lī´ja

Emer

ē´mer

Emron

ĕm´rän

Enos

ē´nus

Ephah

ē´fä

Ephraim

ē´frĕm or ē´frum

Esrom

ĕz´rum

Ethem

ē´thum

Ether

ē´ther

Eve

ēv

Ezias

ē-zī´us

Ezrom

ĕz´rum

Gad

găd

Gadiandi

găd-ē-ăn´dī

Gadianton

găd-ē-ăn´tun

Gadiomnah

găd-ē-äm´na

Gallim

găl´ĭm

Gazelem

ga-zā´lĭm

Geba

gē´ba

Gebim

gē´bĭm

Gibeah

gĭb´ē-a

Gid

gĭd

Giddianhi

gĭd-ē-ăn´hī

Giddonah

gĭd-dō´nä

Gideon

gĭd´ē-un

Gidgiddonah

gĭd-gĭd-dō´nä

Gidgiddoni

gĭd-gĭd-dō´nī

Gilead

gĭl´ē-ud

Gilgah

gĭl´gä

Gilgal

gĭl´gäl

Gimgimno

gĭm-gĭm´nō

Gomorrah

ga-mōr´a

Hagoth

hā´gäth

Hamath

hā´muth

Hearthom

hē-är´thum

Helam

hē´lum

Helaman

hē´la-mun

Helem

hē´lĕm

Helorum

hē-lōr´um

Hem

hĕm

Hermounts

her´mounts

Heshlon

hĕsh´län

Heth

hĕth

Himni

hĭm´nī

Horeb

hōr´ĕb

Immanuel

ĭm-măn´yū-ĕl

Irreantum

ĭ-rē-ăn´tum

Isaac

ī´zĭk

Isabel

ĭz´a-bĕl

Isaiah

ī-zā´a

Ishmael

ĭsh´mul or ĭsh´mĕl

Ishmaelite

ĭsh´mul-īt or ĭsh´mĕl-īt

Israel

ĭz´rĕl or ĭz´rul

Israelite

ĭz´rĕl-īt or ĭz´rul-īt

Jacob

jā´kub

Jacobite

jā´kub-īt

Jacobugath

jā´ka-bū´găth

Jacom

jā´kum

Jared

jĕr´ud

Jaredite

jĕr´a-dīt

Jarom

jĕr´um

Jashon

jā´shän

Jeberechiah

jĕb-a-ra-kī´a

Jehovah

jē-hō´va

Jeneum

jĕn´ē-um

Jeremiah

jĕr-a-mī´a

Jershon

jĕr´shän

Jerusalem

ja-rū´sa-lĕm

Jesse

jĕs´ē

Jew

John

jän

Jonas

jō´nus

Jordan

jōr´dun

Joseph

jō´zĕf

Josephite

jō´zĕf-īt

Josh

jäsh

Joshua

jäsh´ū-wa

Jotham

jō´thum

Judah

jū´da

Judea

jū-dē´a

Kib

kĭb

Kim

kĭm

Kimnor

kĭm´nōr

Kish

kĭsh

Kishkumen

kĭsh-kū´mun

Korihor

kō´rĭ-hōr

Kumen

kū´mun

Kumenonhi

kū´ma-nän´hī

Laban

lā´bun

Lachoneus

la-kō´nē-us

Laish

lā´ĭsh

Lamah

lā´mä

Laman

lā´mun

Lamanite

lā´mun-īt

Lamoni

la-mō´nī

Lebanon

lĕb´a-nän

Lehi

lē´hī

Lehi-Nephi

lē´hī–nē´fī

Lehonti

lē-hän´tī

Lemuel

lĕm´yūl

Lemuelite

lĕm´yūl-īt

Levi

lē´vī

Liahona

lē´a-hō´na

Lib

lĭb

Limhah

lĭm´hä

Limher

lĭm´her

Limhi

lĭm´hī

Limnah

lĭm´nä

Luram

lūr´um

Madmenah

măd-mĕn´a

Mahah

mā´hä

Maher-shalal-hash-baz

mā´her–shăl-ăl–hăsh´bäz

Malachi

măl´a-kī

Manasseh

ma-năs´a

Manti

măn´tī

Mary

mĕ´rē

Mathoni

ma-thō´nī

Mathonihah

măth-ō-nī´hä

Medes

mēdz

Melchizedek

mĕl-kĭz´a-dĭk

Melek

mē´lĕk

Michmash

mĭk´măsh

Middoni

mĭd-dō´nī

Midian

mĭd´ē-un

Migron

mī´grän

Minon

mī´nän

Moab

mō´ăb

Mocum

mō´kum

Moriancumer

mōr-ē-ăn´ka-mer

Morianton

mōr-ē-ăn´tun

Moriantum

mōr-ē-ăn´tum

Mormon

mōr´mun

Moron

mōr´un

Moroni

mō-rō´nī

Moronihah

mō-rō-nī´hä

Moses

mō´zus

Mosiah

mō-sī´a or mō-zī´a

Mulek

myū´lĕk

Muloki

myū´la-kī

Nahom

nā´hum

Naphtali

năf´ta-lī

Nazareth

năz´a-rĕth

Neas

nē´äs

Nehor

nē´hōr

Nephi

nē´fī

Nephihah

nē-fī´hä

Nephite

nē´fīt

Neum

nē´um

Nimrah

nĭm´rä

Nimrod

nĭm´räd

Noah

nō´a

Ogath

ō´găth

Omega

ō-mā´ga

Omer

ō´mer

Omner

äm´ner

Omni

äm´nī

Onidah

ō-nī´da

Onihah

ō-nī´hä

Onti

än´tī

Ophir

ō´fer

Oreb

ōr´ĕb

Orihah

ō-rī´hä

Paanchi

pā-ăn´kī

Pachus

pā´kus

Pacumeni

pā-kyū´mĕn-ī

Pagag

pā´gäg

Pahoran

pa-hōr´un

Palestina

păl-a-stī´na

Pathros

pā´thrōs

Pekah

pē´kä

Pharaoh

fā´rō or fĕ´rō

Philistine

fĭl´a-stēn

Rabbanah

ra-băn´a

Rahab

rā´hăb

Ramah

rä´mä

Ramath

rā´muth

Rameumptom

răm-ē-ump´tum

Remaliah

rĕm-a-lī´a

Rezin

rē´zĭn

Riplah

rĭp´lä

Riplakish

rĭp-lā´kĭsh

Ripliancum

rĭp-lē-ăn´kum

Salem

sā´lĕm

Sam

săm

Samaria

sa-mĕr´ē-a

Samuel

săm´yū-ĕl

Sarah

sĕr´a

Sariah

sa-rī´a

Saul

säl

Seantum

sē-ăn´tum

Sebus

sē´bus

Seezoram

sē-zōr´um

Senine

sē´nīn

Senum

sē´num

Seraphim

sĕr´a-fĭm

Seth

sĕth

Shared

shā´rud

Shazer

shā´zer

Shearjashub

shĭr-jā´shub

Shelem

shē´lĕm

Shem

shĕm

Shemlon

shĕm´län

Shemnon

shĕm´nän

Sherem

shĕr´um

Sherrizah

shĕr-ī´za

Sheum

shē´um

Shez

shĕz

Shiblom

shĭb´lum

Shiblon

shĭb´lun

Shiblum

shĭb´lum

Shiloah

shī-lō´a

Shilom

shī´lum

Shim

shĭm

Shimnilom

shĭm-nī´läm

Shinar

shī´när

Shiz

shĭz

Shule

shūl

Shum

shum

Shurr

sher

Sidom

sī´dum

Sidon

sī´dun

Sinai

sī´nī

Sinim

sī´nĭm

Siron

sī´run

Syria

sĭr´ē-a

Tarshish

tär´shĭsh

Teancum

tē-ăn´kum

Teomner

tē-äm´ner

Thummim

thum´ĭm

Timothy

tĭm´a-thē

Tubaloth

tū´ba-läth

Uriah

yū-rī´a

Urim

yūr´ĭm

Uzziah

yū-zī´a

Zarahemla

zĕr-a-hĕm´la

Zebulun

zĕb´yū-lun

Zechariah

zĕk´a-rī´a

Zedekiah

zĕd´a-kī´a

Zeezrom

zē-ĕz´rum

Zemnarihah

zĕm-na-rī´hä

Zenephi

zēn´a-fī

Zeniff

zē´nĭf

Zenock

zē´nuk

Zenos

zē´nus

Zerahemnah

zĕr-a-hĕm´nä

Zeram

zē´rum

Zerin

zē´rĭn

Ziff

zĭf

Zion

zī´un

Zoram

zō´rum

Zoramite

zōr´um-īt