Welsh Language Welsh Pronunciation: Alphabet and Pronunciation

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

Hello Polyglots,

In today's lesson, you will learn how to write the different letters of the Welsh 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.

Welsh Alphabet and IPA Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Letters[edit | edit source]

Letter Name IPA
A a a /a, ɑː/
B b bi /b/
C c ec /k/
CH ch èch /χ/
D d di /d/
DD dd èdd /ð/
E e e /ɛ, eː/
F f èf /v/
FF ff èff /f/
G g èg /ɡ/
NG ng èng /ŋ/
H h aets /h/
I i i, i dot /ɪ, iː, j/
J j je /d͡ʒ/
L l el /l/
LL ll èll /ɬ/
M m em /m/
N n en /n/
O o o /ɔ, oː/
P p pi /p/
PH ph ffi /f/
R r er /r/
RH rh rhi /r̥/
S s ès /s/
T t ti /t/
TH th èth /θ/
U u u, u bedol /ɨ̞, ɨː/, /ɪ, iː/
W w w /ʊ, uː, w/
Y y /ɨ̞, ɨː, ə/, /ɪ, iː, ə, əː/

Diphtongs[edit | edit source]

Diphthongs IPA
Northern Southern
ae /ɑːɨ/ /ai/
ai /ai/ /ai/
au /aɨ/ /ai/
aw /au, ɑːu/ /au/
ei /əi/ /əi/
eu /əɨ/ /əi/
ew /ɛu, eːu/ /ɛu/
ey /əɨ/ /əi/
iw /ɪu/ /ɪu/
oe /ɔɨ, ɔːɨ/ /ɔi/
oi /ɔi/ /ɔi/
ou /ɔɨ, ɔːɨ/ /ɔi/
ow /ɔu/ /ɔu/
uw /ɨu/ /ɪu/
wy /ʊɨ, uːɨ/ /ʊi/
yw /ɨu, əu/ /ɪu, əu/

Videos - Welsh Alphabet Pronunciation by a Native Speaker[edit | edit source]

Welsh Online Virtual Keyboard[edit | edit source]


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