The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Berber languages pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see Template:IPA and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

In the interest of pan-Berber legibility, the Berber Latin alphabet omits the partly phonemic contrast found in some Berber varieties (notably Kabyle and Tarifit) between stops and fricatives.

IPA English approximation Berber Latin letter Tifinagh (IRCAM) equivalent
b bed B b
β between bed and vet B b,
ç huge K k,
d do D d
dz words Zz zz ⴷⵣ
just Ǧ ǧ
ð this D d,
Emphatic d, no English equivalent
f fin F f
ɡ go G g
ɣ between get and ahead; Spanish amigo Gh gh
h hello H h
ħ like hat but pharyngeal; Arabic ijāb
j yes Y y
ʝ like yes, but stronger G g, Ǥ ǥ
k scat K k
l let L l
m man M m
n no N n
θ bath T t,
q like cap but uvular; Arabic al-Qurʾān Q q
r rolled r R r
ʁ French r Gh gh, Ɣ ɣ, Γ γ
s sun S s
ʃ ship C c
t stick T t
ts cats Ţţ ţţ ⵜⵙ
China Č č
w weep W w
ʷ no English equivalent; labialization sometimes °
χ Scottish loch X x
z zoo Z z
ʒ measure J j
ʕ no English equivalent; Germanr  â, Ɛ ɛ, Σ ε
IPA English approximation Berber Latin letter Tifinagh (IRCAM) equivalent
æ fat A a
ə about E e
i sheet I i
ʊ put U u

See also