Tigrinya Alphabet

   

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These (ሀ ሐ ቐ ኸ አ ዐ) Tigrinya sounds are not in the English language; however, a description follows. ሀ and አ are difficult to describe and you shoud consult a Tigrinya speaking persons for their pronunciations. ሐ Is produced like “h” with the constriction of the throat. ኸ Produced in the back of mouth slightly behind where “k” is produced; it is held longer than “k” with more air passing over the tongue. ቀ Is produced in the back of the mouth slightly behind where “k” is produced (same as, ኸ ) with tighter contact between tongue and roof of mouth and a minimal amount of air flow (very short). ዐ Produced with constriction of the pharynx with a throaty sound.

1. ha hu hi ha hye h ho
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code
ha hu hi ha hie h ho
2. le lu li la lye l lo
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code
le lu li la lie l lo
3. hhe hhu hhi hha hhye hh hho
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code
He Hu Hi Ha Hie H Ho
4. me mu mi ma mye m mo
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code
me mu mi ma mie m mo
5. re ru ri ra rye r ro
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code
re ru ri ra rie r ro
6. ce cu ci ca cye c co
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code
se su si sa sie s so
7. sche schu schi scha schye sch scho
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code
Se Su Si Sa Sie S So
8. cke cku cki cka ckye ck cko
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code
qe qu qi qa qie q qo
9. ckwe ckwu ckwi ckwa ckwye ckwh ckwo
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code
Qe Qu Qi Qa Qie Q Qo
10. be bu bi ba bye b bo
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code
be bu bi ba bie b bo
፲፩
11. te tu ti ta tye t to
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code
te tu ti ta tie t to
፲፪
12. tsche tschu tschi tscha tschye tschh tscho
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code
ce cu ci ca cie c co
፲፫
13. ne nu ni na nye n no
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code
ne nu ni na nie n no
፲፬
14. nje nju nji nja njye nj njo
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code
Ne Nu Ni Na Nie N No
፲፭
15. e u i a eye ih o
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code
e u i a ie A o
፲፮
16. ke ku ki ka kye k ko
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code
ke ku ki ka kie k ko
፲፯
17. che chu chi cha chye ch cho
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code
Ke Ku Ki Ka Kie K Ko
፲፰
18. we wu wi wa wye w wo
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code
we wu wi wa wie w wo
፲፱
19. ee uu ii aa iye i oo
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code
Oe Ou Oi Oa Oie O Oo
20. se su si sa ssye ss sso
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code
ze zu zi za zie z zo
፳፩
21. zsche zschu zschi zscha zschye zsch zscho
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code
Ze Zu Zi Za Zie Z Zo
፳፪
22. je ju ji ja jye j jo
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code
ye yu yi ya yie y yo
፳፫
23. de du di da dye d do
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code
de du di da die d do
፳፬
24. dje dju dji dja djye djh djo
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code
je ju ji ja jie j jo
፳፭
25. ge gu gi ga gye g go
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code
ge gu gi ga gie g go
፳፮
26. ttje ttju tti tta ttye tth tto
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code
Te Tu Ti Ta Tie T To
፳፯
27. ttche ttchu ttchi ttcha ttchye ttchh ttcho
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code
Ce Cu Ci Ca Cie C Co
፳፰
28. ppe ppu ppi ppa ppye pp ppo
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code
Pe Pu Pi Pa Pie P Po
፳፱
29. tze tzu tzi tza tzye tz tzo
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code
xe xu xi xa xie x xo
30. fe fu fi fa fye f fo
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code
fe fu fi fa fie f fo
፴፩
31. pe pu pi pa pye p po
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code
pe pu pi pa pie p po
፴፪
32. ve vu vi va vye v vo
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code
ve vu vi va vie v vo
፴፫
33. ce cu ci ca cye c co
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code
s2e s2u s2i s2a s2ie s2 s2o
፴፬
34. dsche dschu dschi dscha dschye dschh dscho
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code
d2e d2u d2i d2a d2ie d2 d2o
፴፭
35. gje gju gji gja gye gjh gjo
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code
Ge Gu Gi Ga Gie G Go
፴፮
36. tze tzu tzi tza tzye tz tzo
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code
x2e x2u x2i x2a x2ie x2 x2o