Modern Mende is written with the following letters:
a b c d f g h i j k l m n ŋ o ɔ p s t u v w y z
These letters are called the Mende alphabet.
Children should know a growing number of words each year, preferably in more than 1 language. The Mende Children’s Dictionary is an aid for parents to quickly assess how many words their child knows in Mende.