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.

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