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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Ossetic pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.

See Ossetic phonology for a more thorough discussion of the sounds of Ossetian.

IPA Orthography Transliteration English approximation
b б b bash
ɡ г g gate
d д d do
v в v very
z з z zoo
t т t astonish
къ kh (ejective) [1]
l л l leaf
m м m much
n н n not
пъ ph (ejective)[1]
ʒ ж ž vision
r р r road (trilled)
s с s sue
тъ th (ejective)[1]
p п p spill
k к k scan
ʁ гъ h French rester
q хъ q an uvular k, pronounced like a k but far back in the throat. Kazakh Қазақстан
ʃ ш š shoe
t͡ʃ ч č birch
t͡s ц c cats
d͡z дз dz pads
t͡sʼ цъ ch (ejective)[1]
t͡ʃʼ чъ čh (ejective)[1]
χ х x French proche
d͡ʒ дж hedge
f ф f fan
j й j yell
w у w we
IPA Orthography Transliteration English approximation
ə æ æ about
a а a bra
e е e sleigh
i и i feel
o о o raw
u у u moon
ɨ ы y sausages


  1. ^ a b c d e Ejective consonants, which do not occur in English, are voiceless consonants that are pronounced with pressure from the throat rather than the lungs.