Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Georgian Language

This photo in the Seattle P-I today captured my attention because I had never seen the Georgian language in print

Symbols on the left are those of the IPA and those on the right are of the Georgian alphabet
Georgian consonants[2] Labial Dental/
Alveolar Post-
alveolar Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m მ n ნ
Plosive aspirated pʰ ფ tʰ თ kʰ ქ
voiced b ბ d დ g გ
ejective pʼ პ tʼ ტ kʼ კ qʼ ყ
Affricate plain ts ც tʃ ჩ
voiced dz ძ dʒ ჯ
ejective tsʼ წ tʃʼ ჭ
Fricative voiceless s ს ʃ შ x1 ხ h ჰ
voiced v ვ z ზ ʒ ჟ ɣ1 ღ
Rhotic r რ
Lateral l ლ

To learn more about the language, click on this link.

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