Tamazight Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Tamazight Alphabet which is also called Berber, check our courses about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Tamazight 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 Tamazight. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Tamazight Alphabet

Learning the Tamazight 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 Tamazight language.

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

Tamazight 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

Tamazight 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:

Tamazight Pronunciation

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


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