- Long vowels are marked by a dot accent, so /laa/ is ᓛ. Long consonants are shown by the appropriate final preceding the syllabic, so /ttu/ is ᑦᑐ. The various dialects of the language handle the consonant clusters differently, and some writers may omit the first element of the cluster altogether in their writing.
- On the chart, the Roman consonants and vowels follow the standard Inuktitut orthography as used in Nunavut and Nunavik (Northern Québec). The /ai/ ᐁ-series has been recently readopted in Nunavik; /ai/ in Nunavut would be ᐊᐃ. Unicode gives long /aai/ as ᐂ, although I have not seen this used in texts.
- Where eastern dialects pronounce /s/, western pronounce /h/. This is a one-to-one relationship so the same syllabic symbols can be used for both sounds.
- There are two additional syllabics letters, ᕼ and ᖯ, which are used to represent sounds from Inuvialuktun dialects or borrowed words from other languages. The character ᖯ represents the /b/ sound which occurs before /l/ or /y/. This may also be written with the p-final ᑉ. The ᕼ character is used for borrowed /h/. Where a dialect has native /h/, the s/h series is used. Unicode also gives an h-series ᕴᕵᕷᕹᕻ which I have not seen in texts.
- There is no syllabic symbol for the Natsilingmiutut sound /ɉ/ (written r* on the Inuktun page). The y-series is used for both /r/ and /r*/. Perhaps this dialect could borrow from Woods Cree, the barred-y series ᖬ to represent this sound.
- The cluster /jj/ is tyically written ᑦᔭ.
- Several dialects have a glottal stop. This is either omitted in syllabic writing, or indicated by an apostrophe ’.
- Occasionally on syllabic charts, the Roman for /ł/ is written with the ampersand 〈&〉. This sound is pronounced like Dene 〈ł〉 or Welsh 〈ll〉 (IPA [ɬ]). /j/ is typically pronounced as English /y/.
- Unlike Cree, a small ᙮ is not used for a period, the standard Roman . is found instead.
- This chart was compiled from several sources.