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Wish to know which are the consonants when it comes to Armenian language? In articulatory phonetics, a Armenian consonant is usually a speech sound that is articulated with complete as well as partial closure of the vocal tract. The word consonant can be employed to make reference to a letter of a Armenian alphabet which indicates a consonant sound. Learn More

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Armenian Consonants in Alphabet

Բ/բ benlike big
Գ/գ gimlike goat
Դ/դ dalike dark
Զ/զ zalike zoo
Թ/թ tohlike tiger, aspirated
Ժ/ժ zhelike measure
Լ/լ lyunlike light
Խ/խ khehlike Scottish loch or German Aachen
Ծ/ծ tsalike cats
Կ/կ kenlike scar, unaspirated
Ձ/ձ dzalike beds
Ղ/ղ ghatlike French gutteral "r", alternatively like Baghdad
Ճ/ճ tchehlike church
Մ/մ menlike mouse
Ն/ն noolike north
Շ/շ shalike shark
Չ/չ chalike chicken
Պ/պ pehlike spar, unaspirated
Ջ/ջ jehlike jar
Ռ/ռ rarolled "r" as in Spanish
Ս/ս sehlike swim
Վ/վ vevlike vote
Տ/տ tyoonlike star, unaspirated
Ր/ր rehsoft "r", like rest
Ց/ց tsohlike tsunami
Փ/փ pyoorlike pot, aspirated
Ք/ք qehlike question, aspirated
Ֆ/ֆ fehlike fork
ԵՎ/և yevlike devil, but read yev when at the beginning of the word
Ббlike "b" in "bit"
Ввlike "v" in "vine"
Ггapprox. like "h" in "how" [aspirated like the 'ck' in "brick"]
Ґґlike "g" in "go" [not often used]
Ддlike "d" in "do"
ДЖджlike "j" in "journey"
ДЗЬдзьapprox. like "ds" in "raids"
Жжlike "s" in "pleasure"
Ззlike "z" in "zoo"
ЗЬзьsoft palatalized sound in between "z" and "zh".
Ккlike "k" in "kitten"
Ллlike "l" in "lady"
ЛЬльsoft "l" like "l" in "lemon"
Ммlike "m" in "my"
Ннlike "n" in "not" or like the "ny" in "canyon"
НЬньlike "n" in "near"
Ппlike "p" in "pot"
Ррtrilled "r" (similar to a Spanish "r")
Ссlike "s" in "sun"
СЬсьsoft palatalized sound in between "s" and "sh".
Ттlike "t" in "tip"
Ўўlike final "w" in "window"
Ффlike "f" in "face"
Ххlike "ch" in Scottish "loch"
Ццlike "ts" in "cats"
ЦЬцьsoft palatalized sound in between "ts" and "ch".
Ччlike the 'ch' in "chest"
Шшlike "sh" in "shut"
Ыыlike the 'y' in 'possibly'
Ююlike "u" in "duke"[iu]
Яяlike "ya" in "yard" or the "ia" in "mia"

Armenian Diphthongs in Alphabet

айlike 'eye'
яйlike saying 'ya' in "yard" and 'eye' [yah-ee]
ойlike 'oy' in "boy" [oy]
ейlike 'ye' in "yet" and 'ay' in "play" [yeh ee]
эйlike 'ey' in "prey" [ey]
ыйlike 'i' in "Chris" and 'y' in "yes" similar to saying "possibly yes" [ee yeh]
уйlike 'oo' in "good" and 'y' in "yet" [oo yeh]
юйlike 'you' and 'y' in "play" [yoo ee]
аўlike 'ou' in "out" [ah oo]
яўlike saying 'ya' in "yard" and 'ou' in "out" [yah oo]
оўlike the 'ow' in "grow" [oh oo]
еўlike 'ye' in "yet" and 'wo' in "won't" [yeh woh]
эўlike 'e' in 'end' and 'wo' in "won't" [eh woh]

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