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Torwali Language Torwali Pronunciation: Alphabet and Pronunciation

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Torwali Alphabet, IPA Pronuncation, Video, Virtual Keyboard...

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Torwali (توروالی) is a Dardic language of the Northwestern Indo-Aryan family mainly spoken in the Bahrain and Chail areas of the Swat District in Northern Pakistan. It is said to have originated from the pre-Muslim Dardic communities of Pakistan. It has two dialects, Bahrain and Chail. 


In today's lesson, you will learn how to write the different letters of the Torwali alphabet, how to pronounce these letters whether it is through the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), or through a video with the pronunciation of the letters by a native speaker.


You will also find at the end of this lesson a virtual keyboard to be able to type each special character of this language.


Torwali Alphabet and IPA Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Vowels According to Edelman[edit | edit source]

Front Central Back
Close i iː u uː
Mid e eː o oː
Open a aː

Vowels According to Lunsford[edit | edit source]

Vowels According to Lunsford
Front Central Back
Close i ĩ (ɨ̙) u ũ
Mid e ẽ (e̙) ə (ə̙) o õ
Open æ æ̃ a ã

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Labial Coronal Retroflex Post-alv./

Palatal

Velar Glottal
Nasal m n (ɳ) ŋ
Stop p

b

t

d

ʈ

ʈʰ

ɖ

ɖʱ

k

g

ɡʱ

Affricate ts  ʈʂ

ʈʂʰ

ɖʐ 

tʃʰ

dʒ 
Fricative(Lateral) s z ʂ ʐ ʃ ʒ x ɣ h
(t)ɬ?
Approximant(Lateral) j w
l
Rhotic r ɽ?

Video - Torwali Alphabet Pronunciation by a Native Speaker[edit | edit source]

Torwali Online Virtual Keyboard[edit | edit source]


Source[edit | edit source]

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