Appendix:Dzongkha pronunciation

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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Dzongkha-language pronunciations in Wiktionary entries.

See Dzongkha language#Phonology or User:Учхљёная/Dzongkha phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Dzongkha.

Consonants
IPA Examples English approximation
Initials
ɕ ེས,
shê, zh˚ä
sheet, hue
h ོནམོ
höm
hut
j ོད
yö
yard
k ི་ཏབ, རྒྱ
kitap, gä
skate
, ོན
kha, ön
kill
l
lâ
lay
ɬ ལྷ
lha
play, Slav
m much
n not
ŋ sing
nj onion, canyon
p spat
pat
r purr, throw
s set
t stop
top
ʈ strand
ʈʰ tram
t͡ɕ itch, exchange
t͡ɕʰ cheese, chew
t͡s cats
t͡sʰ cat's hat
w water
z zoo
ʑ Algiers, zebra
Finals
quiche, English
-j buy, chai
-k lack
-k̚ ཚི, ལྷ
tshik, lhâ
actual, uh-oh
-l ball
-m balm
-n ban
bang
-p bop
-r bar
-w bow, lieu, eew!
Vowels
IPA Examples English approximation
short vowels
ɑ
kha
cup, bath
e fate
i city, eat
o caramel, boss
u boot
long vowels
ɑː bra
face
ɛː barely, mess
ease
bone, or
øː hurl,
true
you, cute