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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

ĕrʹan

Abel

āʹbul

Abinadi

a-bĭnʹa-dī

Abinadom

a-bĭnʹa-dum

Abish

āʹbĭsh

Ablom

ăbʹlum

Abraham

āʹbra-hăm

Adam

ădʹum

Agosh

āʹgäsh

Aha

āʹhä

Ahah

āʹhä

Ahaz

āʹhăz

Aiath

īʹuth

Akish

āʹkĭsh

Alma

ălʹma

Alpha

ălʹfa

Amaleki

a-mălʹa-kī

Amalekite

a-mălʹa-kīt

Amalickiah

a-mălʹa-kīʹa

Amalickiahite

a-mălʹa-kīʹa-īt

Amaron

a-māʹrän

Amgid

ămʹgĭd

Aminadab

a-mĭnʹa-dăb

Aminadi

a-mĭnʹa-dī

Amlici

ămʹlĭ-sī

Amlicite

ămʹlĭ-sīt

Ammah

ămʹmä

Ammaron

ămʹa-rän

Ammon

ămʹun

Ammonihah

ăm-a-nīʹhä

Ammonihahite

ăm-a-nīʹhä-īt

Ammonite

ămʹa-nīt

Ammoron

ămʹōr-än

Amnigaddah

ăm-nĭ-gădʹä

Amnihu

ăm-nīʹhū

Amnor

ămʹnōr

Amoron

a-mōrʹän

Amos

āʹmus

Amoz

āʹmuz

Amulek

ămʹyū-lĕk

Amulon

ămʹyū-län

Amulonites

ămʹya-länʹīts

Anathoth

ănʹa-tōth

Angola

ăn-gōʹla

Ani-Anti

ănʹī–ănʹtī

Anti-Nephi-Lehi

ănʹtī–nēʹfī–lēʹhī

Anti-Nephi-Lehies

ănʹtī–nēʹfī–lēʹhīz

Antiomno

ăn-tē-ämʹnō

Antion

ănʹtē-än

Antionah

ăn-tē-änʹa

Antionum

ăn-tē-ōʹnum

Antiparah

ăn-tĭ-pärʹa

Antipas

ănʹtĭ-päs

Antipus

ănʹtĭ-pus

Antum

ănʹtum

Archeantus

är-kē-ănʹtus

Arpad

ärʹpăd

Assyria

a-sĭrʹē-a

Babylon

băbʹĭ-län

Bashan

bāʹshän

Benjamin

bĕnʹja-mĭn

Bethabara

bĕth-ăbʹa-ra

Boaz

bōʹăz

Bountiful

bounʹtĭ-ful

Cain

kān

Calno

kălʹnō

Carchemish

kär-kĕmʹĭsh

Cezoram

sē-zōrʹum

Chaldeans

kăl-dēʹunz

Chaldees

kăl-dēzʹ

Chemish

kĕmʹĭsh

Cherubim

chĕrʹa-bĭm

Cohor

kōʹhōr

Com

kōm

Comnor

kōmʹnōr

Corianton

kōr-ē-ănʹtun

Coriantor

kōr-ē-ănʹtōr

Coriantum

kōr-ē-ănʹtum

Coriantumr

kōr-ē-ănʹta-mer

Corihor

kōrʹĭ-hōr

Corom

kōrʹum

Cumeni

kūʹma-nī

Cumenihah

kū-ma-nīʹhä

Cumom

kūʹmum

Cumorah

ka-mōrʹa

Curelom

kū-rēʹlum

Deseret

dĕz-a-rĕtʹ

Desolation

dĕs-ō-lāʹshun

Edom

ēʹdum

Egypt

ēʹjĭpt

Egyptian

ē-jĭpʹshun

Elam

ēʹlum

Elijah

ē-līʹja

Emer

ēʹmer

Emron

ĕmʹrän

Enos

ēʹnus

Ephah

ēʹfä

Ephraim

ēʹfrĕm or ēʹfrum

Esrom

ĕzʹrum

Ethem

ēʹthum

Ether

ēʹther

Eve

ēv

Ezias

ē-zīʹus

Ezrom

ĕzʹrum

Gad

găd

Gadiandi

găd-ē-ănʹdī

Gadianton

găd-ē-ănʹtun

Gadiomnah

găd-ē-ämʹna

Gallim

gălʹĭm

Gazelem

ga-zāʹlĭm

Geba

gēʹba

Gebim

gēʹbĭm

Gibeah

gĭbʹē-a

Gid

gĭd

Giddianhi

gĭd-ē-ănʹhī

Giddonah

gĭd-dōʹnä

Gideon

gĭdʹē-un

Gidgiddonah

gĭd-gĭd-dōʹnä

Gidgiddoni

gĭd-gĭd-dōʹnī

Gilead

gĭlʹē-ud

Gilgah

gĭlʹgä

Gilgal

gĭlʹgäl

Gimgimno

gĭm-gĭmʹnō

Gomorrah

ga-mōrʹa

Hagoth

hāʹgäth

Hamath

hāʹmuth

Hearthom

hē-ärʹthum

Helam

hēʹlum

Helaman

hēʹla-mun

Helem

hēʹlĕm

Helorum

hē-lōrʹum

Hem

hĕm

Hermounts

herʹmounts

Heshlon

hĕshʹlän

Heth

hĕth

Himni

hĭmʹnī

Horeb

hōrʹĕb

Immanuel

ĭm-mănʹyū-ĕl

Irreantum

ĭ-rē-ănʹtum

Isaac

īʹzĭk

Isabel

ĭzʹa-bĕl

Isaiah

ī-zāʹa

Ishmael

ĭshʹmul or ĭshʹmĕl

Ishmaelite

ĭshʹmul-īt or ĭshʹmĕl-īt

Israel

ĭzʹrĕl or ĭzʹrul

Israelite

ĭzʹrĕl-īt or ĭzʹrul-īt

Jacob

jāʹkub

Jacobite

jāʹkub-īt

Jacobugath

jāʹka-būʹgăth

Jacom

jāʹkum

Jared

jĕrʹud

Jaredite

jĕrʹa-dīt

Jarom

jĕrʹum

Jashon

jāʹshän

Jeberechiah

jĕb-a-ra-kīʹa

Jehovah

jē-hōʹva

Jeneum

jĕnʹē-um

Jeremiah

jĕr-a-mīʹa

Jershon

jĕrʹshän

Jerusalem

ja-rūʹsa-lĕm

Jesse

jĕsʹē

Jew

John

jän

Jonas

jōʹnus

Jordan

jōrʹdun

Joseph

jōʹzĕf

Josephite

jōʹzĕf-īt

Josh

jäsh

Joshua

jäshʹū-wa

Jotham

jōʹthum

Judah

jūʹda

Judea

jū-dēʹa

Kib

kĭb

Kim

kĭm

Kimnor

kĭmʹnōr

Kish

kĭsh

Kishkumen

kĭsh-kūʹmun

Korihor

kōʹrĭ-hōr

Kumen

kūʹmun

Kumenonhi

kūʹma-nänʹhī

Laban

lāʹbun

Lachoneus

la-kōʹnē-us

Laish

lāʹĭsh

Lamah

lāʹmä

Laman

lāʹmun

Lamanite

lāʹmun-īt

Lamoni

la-mōʹnī

Lebanon

lĕbʹa-nän

Lehi

lēʹhī

Lehi-Nephi

lēʹhī–nēʹfī

Lehonti

lē-hänʹtī

Lemuel

lĕmʹyūl

Lemuelite

lĕmʹyūl-īt

Levi

lēʹvī

Liahona

lēʹa-hōʹna

Lib

lĭb

Limhah

lĭmʹhä

Limher

lĭmʹher

Limhi

lĭmʹhī

Limnah

lĭmʹnä

Luram

lūrʹum

Madmenah

măd-mĕnʹa

Mahah

māʹhä

Maher-shalal-hash-baz

māʹher–shăl-ăl–hăshʹbäz

Malachi

mălʹa-kī

Manasseh

ma-năsʹa

Manti

mănʹtī

Mary

mĕʹrē

Mathoni

ma-thōʹnī

Mathonihah

măth-ō-nīʹhä

Medes

mēdz

Melchizedek

mĕl-kĭzʹa-dĭk

Melek

mēʹlĕk

Michmash

mĭkʹmăsh

Middoni

mĭd-dōʹnī

Midian

mĭdʹē-un

Migron

mīʹgrän

Minon

mīʹnän

Moab

mōʹăb

Mocum

mōʹkum

Moriancumer

mōr-ē-ănʹka-mer

Morianton

mōr-ē-ănʹtun

Moriantum

mōr-ē-ănʹtum

Mormon

mōrʹmun

Moron

mōrʹun

Moroni

mō-rōʹnī

Moronihah

mō-rō-nīʹhä

Moses

mōʹzus

Mosiah

mō-sīʹa or mō-zīʹa

Mulek

myūʹlĕk

Muloki

myūʹla-kī

Nahom

nāʹhum

Naphtali

năfʹta-lī

Nazareth

năzʹa-rĕth

Neas

nēʹäs

Nehor

nēʹhōr

Nephi

nēʹfī

Nephihah

nē-fīʹhä

Nephite

nēʹfīt

Neum

nēʹum

Nimrah

nĭmʹrä

Nimrod

nĭmʹräd

Noah

nōʹa

Ogath

ōʹgăth

Omega

ō-māʹga

Omer

ōʹmer

Omner

ämʹner

Omni

ämʹnī

Onidah

ō-nīʹda

Onihah

ō-nīʹhä

Onti

änʹtī

Ophir

ōʹfer

Oreb

ōrʹĕb

Orihah

ō-rīʹhä

Paanchi

pā-ănʹkī

Pachus

pāʹkus

Pacumeni

pā-kyūʹmĕn-ī

Pagag

pāʹgäg

Pahoran

pa-hōrʹun

Palestina

păl-a-stīʹna

Pathros

pāʹthrōs

Pekah

pēʹkä

Pharaoh

fāʹrō or fĕʹrō

Philistine

fĭlʹa-stēn

Rabbanah

ra-bănʹa

Rahab

rāʹhăb

Ramah

räʹmä

Ramath

rāʹmuth

Rameumptom

răm-ē-umpʹtum

Remaliah

rĕm-a-līʹa

Rezin

rēʹzĭn

Riplah

rĭpʹlä

Riplakish

rĭp-lāʹkĭsh

Ripliancum

rĭp-lē-ănʹkum

Salem

sāʹlĕm

Sam

săm

Samaria

sa-mĕrʹē-a

Samuel

sămʹyū-ĕl

Sarah

sĕrʹa

Sariah

sa-rīʹa

Saul

säl

Seantum

sē-ănʹtum

Sebus

sēʹbus

Seezoram

sē-zōrʹum

Senine

sēʹnīn

Senum

sēʹnum

Seraphim

sĕrʹa-fĭm

Seth

sĕth

Shared

shāʹrud

Shazer

shāʹzer

Shearjashub

shĭr-jāʹshub

Shelem

shēʹlĕm

Shem

shĕm

Shemlon

shĕmʹlän

Shemnon

shĕmʹnän

Sherem

shĕrʹum

Sherrizah

shĕr-īʹza

Sheum

shēʹum

Shez

shĕz

Shiblom

shĭbʹlum

Shiblon

shĭbʹlun

Shiblum

shĭbʹlum

Shiloah

shī-lōʹa

Shilom

shīʹlum

Shim

shĭm

Shimnilom

shĭm-nīʹläm

Shinar

shīʹnär

Shiz

shĭz

Shule

shūl

Shum

shum

Shurr

sher

Sidom

sīʹdum

Sidon

sīʹdun

Sinai

sīʹnī

Sinim

sīʹnĭm

Siron

sīʹrun

Syria

sĭrʹē-a

Tarshish

tärʹshĭsh

Teancum

tē-ănʹkum

Teomner

tē-ämʹner

Thummim

thumʹĭm

Timothy

tĭmʹa-thē

Tubaloth

tūʹba-läth

Uriah

yū-rīʹa

Urim

yūrʹĭm

Uzziah

yū-zīʹa

Zarahemla

zĕr-a-hĕmʹla

Zebulun

zĕbʹyū-lun

Zechariah

zĕkʹa-rīʹa

Zedekiah

zĕdʹa-kīʹa

Zeezrom

zē-ĕzʹrum

Zemnarihah

zĕm-na-rīʹhä

Zenephi

zēnʹa-fī

Zeniff

zēʹnĭf

Zenock

zēʹnuk

Zenos

zēʹnus

Zerahemnah

zĕr-a-hĕmʹnä

Zeram

zēʹrum

Zerin

zēʹrĭn

Ziff

zĭf

Zion

zīʹun

Zoram

zōʹrum

Zoramite

zōrʹum-īt