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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents pronunciations of the Azerbaijani language and its two forms (Caucasian and Iranian) in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see {{IPA-az}} and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

IPA Orthography English approximation
azb azj
b ب b about
c ک k cure
ç ح k hue[1]
d د d ado
dz ج adze
گ c jump
f ف f food
ɡ ق q ago
ɣ غ ğ Spanish amigo
ɟ گ g /ɡj/ sequence in argue
h ه h home
j ی y yet
k[2] ک k coal
l ل l late
m م m much
n ن n not
ɲ[3] ن n canyon
ŋ[4] ن n wing
p پ p pan
ɾ ر r AmE pretty or Scottish r
s س s send
ʃ ش ş shoe
t ت t table
ts چ bits
ک ç change
v[5] و v vase
w[5] و v wet
x خ x Scottish loch
z ز z zone
ʒ ژ j leisure
IPA Orthography English approximation
azb azj
ɑ آ a father
æ ا ə cat
e ا e bed
i ای i creek
o اۇ o Leo
œ اؤ ö somewhat like bird
u او u soup
ɯ اؽ ı somewhat like roses
y اۆ ü somewhat like cute
IPA Examples Meaning
ˈ Bakı [bɑˈcɯ] stress
ː Vowel length

See also


  1. ^ Allophone of [c] before a voiceless consonant or at the end of a word
  2. ^ [k] only occurs in loan words
  3. ^ [ɲ] appears as an allophone of /n/ before the consonants [ɟ] and [c].
  4. ^ [ŋ] appears as an allophone of /n/ before the consonants [ɡ] and [k].
  5. ^ a b [w] is the allophone of /v/ after a vowel.
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