Book of Mormon Pronunciation Guide
    Footnotes

    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