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Armenian alphabet and pronunciation

Armenian Alphabet

Ա
a
like the 'ah' in 'father'
Բ
b
like the 'b' in 'boat'
Գ
g
like the 'k' in 'key' or 'g' in 'goat'
Դ
d
like the 'd' in 'dog'
Ե
(j)ɛ
like the 'ye' in 'yet' or 'eh' in 'bet'
Զ
z
like the 'z' in 'zebra'
Է
ɛ
like the 'e' in 'end'
Ը
ə
like the 'u' in 'but'
Թ
like the 't' in 'tomorrow'
Ժ
ʒ
like the 's' in 'measure'
Ի
i
like the 'ee' in 'meet'
Լ
l
like the 'l' in 'lily'
Խ
χ
like guttural 'ch' in 'Bach'
Ծ
ts
like the 'tz' in 'Mitzi'
Կ
k
like the 'ck' in 'Micky'
Հ
h
like the 'h' in 'hello'
Ձ
dz
like the 'ds' in 'kids'
Ղ
ʁ
like a guttural French 'r'
Ճ
like a hard, clipped 'j'
Մ
m
like the 'm' in 'mom'
Յ
j
like the 'y' in 'year' or 'y' in 'buy'
Ն
n
like the 'n' in 'number'
Շ
ʃ
like the 'sh' in 'shower'
Ո
(v)o
like the 'vo' in 'vocal' (begin­ning) or 'o' in 'low' (within a word)
Չ
tʃʰ
like the 'ch' in 'church'
Պ
p
like the 'p' in 'pizza'
Ջ
like the 'j' in 'jeans'
Ռ
r
like the rolled Spanish 'r'
Ս
s
like the 's' in 'sand'
Վ
v
like the 'v' in 'Victor'
Տ
t
like a hard 't' in 'but'
Ր
ɾ
like the 'r' in 'red' or 'rh' in 'bother' (word endings)
Ց
tsʰ
like the 'ts' in 'bits'
Ւ
v
like the 'oo' in 'cool'
Փ
like the 'p' in 'pear'
Ք
like the 'k' in 'kite'
Օ
o
like the 'o' in 'bone'
Ֆ
f
like the 'f' in 'life'
Ու
u
like the 'oo' in 'cool'
և
(j)ɛv
combin­ation of sounds 'ye' and 'v'
:
:
full stop or period
1st column: Armenian alphabet
2nd column: English sound
3rd column: Pronun­ciation example
 

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