Welsh Alphabet

Welsh Alphabet

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

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Welsh Alphabet

Learning the Welsh 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 Welsh language.

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

Welsh AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
a/a, ɑː/as in cat (short), father (long)
b/b/as in bat
c/k/as in call
ch/x/as in loch (Scottish)
d/d/as in dove
dd/ð/as in this
e/ɛ, eː/as in bed (short), hey (long)
f/v/as in vat
ff/f/as in four
g/ɡ/as in gate
ng/ŋ/as in thing
h/h/as in hat
i/ɪ, iː, j/as in bit (short), machine (long)
l/l/as in love
ll/ɬ/watch video below
m/m/as in mat
n/n/as in net
o/ɔ, oː/as in stove
p/p/as in pet
ph/f/as in phone
r/r/as in rat (trilled)
rh/r̥/as in pray (trilled)
s/s/as in sat
t/t/as in tan
th/θ/as in thin
u/ɨ̞, ɨː/ (N), /ɪ, iː/(S)as in bit (short), machine (long)
w/ʊ, uː, w/as in book (short), pool (long)
y/ɨ̞, ɨː, ə/ (N)as in bit, machine
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Welsh 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:

Welsh Pronunciation

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


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