Berber Alphabet

Berber Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Berber Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Berber grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Berber. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Berber Alphabet

Learning the Berber alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Berber language.

Below is a table showing the Berber alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Berber AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
a[a]as in father
b[b]as in bay
c[ʨ]ch as in chay
d[d]as in day
e[ɛ]as in elephant
f[f]as in fine
g[ɡ]as in gold
h[h]as in house
i[i]'ee' as in meat
j[ʥ]as in job
k[k]as in kitchen
l[l]as in life
m[m]as in man
n[n]as in nice
o[o]as in olive
p[p]as in pool
q[k]as in kiss
r[r]as in rice
s[s]as in smile
t[t]as in time
u[u]'oo' as in mood
v[f]f as in free
w[w]as in wind
x[ks]as in wax
y[j]as in year
z[z]as in Zulu
ngengas in hanging
nynyeas in mañana
khkhaas in th German bach
sysyaas in shield
nngnngas in bingo

Berber Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Berber Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Berber, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Tamazight alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Berber lessons here: Learn Berber. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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