Albanian/Alphabet

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Albanian alphabet
Letter IPA Aproximate English Pronunciation Albanian Example
A a [a] like "a" in "bar" baba, "father"
B b [b] like "b" in "bat" bi.e., "to fall"
C c [ʦ] like "ts" in "hats" mace, "cat"
Ç ç [ʧ] like "ch" in "check" çfarë, "what"
D d [d] like "d" in "day" ditë, "day"
Dh dh [ð] like "th" in "that" dhomë, "room"
E e [e] like "e" in "bet" dre, "deer"
Ë ë [ə] a shwa sound, like the syllable "uh" nënë, "mother"
F f [f] like "f" in "far" flutur, "butterfly"
G g [g] like "g" in "go" gur, "stone"
Gj gj [ɟ] no equivalent sound in English, but somewhat like the "dg" in "bridge" gjashtë, "six"
H h [h] or [x] like "h" in "huge" e Hënë, "Monday"
I i [i] like "ea" in "bead" ari, "bear"
J j [j] like "y" in yes" jo, "no"
K k [k] like "k" in "key", or like "c" in "cat" bretkosë, "frog"
L l [ʎ] like "l" in "lake" libër, "book"
LL ll [l] or [ɫ] dark l sound, like "ll" in "full"