Help:IPA/Berber

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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Berber language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see {{IPA-tam}} and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

In the interest of pan-dialectal legibility, the Berber Latin alphabet omits the partly phonemic contrast found in some Berber language varieties (notably Kabyle and Tarifit) between stops and fricatives.

Consonants
IPA English approximation Berber Latin letter Tifinagh (IRCAM) equivalent
b bed B b
β between bed and vet B b,
ç huge K k,
d do D d
dz words Zz zz ⴷⵣ
just Ǧ ǧ
ð this D d,
ðˤ this
f fin F f
ɡ go G g
ɣ between get and ahead Gh gh
h hello H h
ħ no English equivalent; Arabic ijāb
j yes Y y
ʝ like yes, but stronger G g, Ǥ ǥ
k scat K k
l let L l
m man M m
n no N n
θ bath T t,
q no English equivalent; Arabic al-Qurʾān Q q
r rolled r R r
ʁ French r Gh gh, Ɣ ɣ, Γ γ
s sun S s
ʃ ship C c
t stick T t
ts cats Ţţ ţţ ⵜⵙ
China Č č
w weep W w
ʷ no English equivalent; labialization sometimes °
χ Scottish loch X x
z zoo Z z
ʒ measure J j
ʕ no English equivalent; Germanr  â, Ɛ ɛ, Σ ε
Vowels
IPA English approximation Berber Latin letter Tifinagh (IRCAM) equivalent
æ fat A a
ə about E e
i sheet I i
ʊ put U u