The letters of the San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec practical alphabet are
The alphabet follows the spelling conventions of Mitla Zapotec (Stubblefield and Stubblefield 1991).
In this system, the letters have a pronunciation like that in Spanish, with the following exceptions:
dx is like the first consonant in the word judge [IPA dʒ]
dz is like the last two consonants in the word beds [IPA dz]
ts is like the last two consonants in the word bets [IPA ts]
x before a consonant is pronounced like the first consonant in sheep [IPA ʃ]
x before a vowel is pronounced like the second consonant in leisure [IPA ʒ]
xh is pronounced like the first consonant in sheep [IPA ʃ]. It is used when this sound is not followed by a consonant.