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About Xhosa Consonants Chart

Need to know what are the consonants present in Xhosa language? In articulatory phonetics, the Xhosa consonant is actually a speech sound which is articulated by using complete or simply partial closure within the vocal region. The word consonant is usually employed to refer to a letter of a Xhosa alphabet which denotes a consonant sound. Learn More

Xhosa Consonants Chart

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Xhosa Consonants in Alphabet

d, f, h, j, l, m, nPronounced as in English
s, sh, v, w, y, zPronounced as in English
dlSimilar in sound to hl (see below)
galways like g in go
hlPlace your tongue to the side of your mouth and expel the air (like Welsh ll sound)
tsA hissing sound made by placing your tongue just above your teeth and ejecting air.
tshsimilar to dge in judge
tysimilar to dge in judge
rpronounced like "ch" in Reich

Xhosa Diphthongs in Alphabet

Select the hyperlinks below to check out a number of useful Xhosa travel keyword phrases which you’ll find organized by category. For every holiday phrase in Xhosa, there’ll be the English translation.

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