Latin Alphabet

Latin Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Latin Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Latin 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 Latin. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Latin Alphabet

Learning the Latin 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 Latin language.

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

Latin AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
A a/aː/as in father
B b/beː/as in bishop
C c/keː/as in cat
D d/deː/as in David
E e/eː/as in hey
F f/ef/as in freedom
G g/geː/as in God
H h/haː/as in holy
I i/iː/as in antique
K k/kaː/as in king
L l/el/as in love
M m/em/as in Mary
N n/en/as in nun
O o/oː/as in over
P p/peː/as in pope
Q q/kʷuː/as in queen
R r/er/as in Roma
S s/es/as in see
T t/teː/as in tree
V v/uː/as in wind
X x/eks/as in wax
Y y/iː ˈgrajka/as in yard
Z z/ˈzeːta/as in maze
aeayas in aisle
auawas in house
eieeas in deign
euooas in seu
oeoyas in oyster
uiwias in sweet
btpsas in laps
btptas in rapture

Latin 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:

Latin Pronunciation

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


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