The table below shows the way in which the بین الاقوامی صوتیاتی ابجد represents لیٹویائی زبان pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.

See Latvian phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Latvian.

IPA keyترميم

Mostly based on Nau، Nicole (1998)، Latvian، Lincom Europa، صفحہ 66، ISBN 3-89586-228-2 

معاونت:با ابجدیہ Examples English approximation
حرف صحیحs
[[|b]] bāka [baːka][1] boat
[[|c]] ķēķis [ceːcis] Tuesday (some dialects)
[[|d]] diena [diɛna], atdarīt [ˈadːariːt][1] duck
[[|dz]] dzimt [dzimt] adze
[[|dʒ]] dai [dad͡ʒi] jug
[[|f]] fosfors [ˈfosfɔːrs][2] fast
[[|ɡ]] gūt [guːt], ikdiena [ˈigdiɛna][1] go
[[|j]] jā [jaː] yes
[[|ɟ]] ģērbt [ɟeːrpt] RP due
[[|k]] kāpt [kaːpt], smags [smaks][3] scat
[[|l]] lai [lai] lip
[[|ʎ]] ļoti [ʎuɔti] million (some dialects)
[[|m]] man [man], "un persona" [umˌpærsɔːna] (pronounced fast) man
[[|n]] nav [naʊ] nap
[[|ɲ]] ņemt [ɲemt] canyon
[[|ŋ]] bungas [buŋgas][4] bank
[[|p]] pipari [ˈpipːari], skābs [skaːps][3] spun
[[|r]] "re kur!" [reˌkur] rolled r
[[|s]] suns [suns], mazs [masː][3] sun
[[|ʃ]] seši [seʃi], mežs [meʃː][3] ship
[[|t]] tas [tas] stone
[[|ts]] celts [tsælts], sods [suɔts][3] cats
[[|tʃ]] četri [t͡ʃetri] chop
[[|v]] vai [vai] vat
[[|x]] heterohromija [ˈxeteroxrɔːmija][2] loch (Scottish)
[[|z]] zināt [zinaːt] zipper
[[|ʒ]] daži [daʒi] rouge
ʃtʃ šķirt [ʃt͡ʃirt], lietišķs [liɛtiʃt͡ʃs] Sebastian
معاونت:با ابجدیہ Examples English approximation
Monophthongs
[[|a]] dakša [dakʃa] duck
[[|aː]] pār [paːr] father
[[|æ]] (viņš) bed [bæd] bat
[[|æː]] bēda [bæːda] bad
[[|e]] bet [bet] bet
[[|eː]] ēst [eːst] pay (some dialects)
[[|i]] viss [visː] city
[[|iː]] vīst [viːst] sheep
[[|ɔ]] operācija [ˈɔpːeraːtsija][5] short version of [ɔː], see below
[[|ɔː]] opera [ɔːpera][5] thought
[[|u]] un [un] influence
[[|uː]] būt [buːt] boot
Diphthongs[6]
ai tai [tai][7] tie
au tauta [tauta] thou
diena [diɛna] dear
ɛi vei [vɛi][7] whey
ui fui [fui][7] Spanish muy
iu pliukšķis [pliukʃt͡ʃis][8] eew (alternative pron. of "ew")
lolojot [luɔluɔjuɔt][5] somewhat like Italian scuola but falling
oi ahoi [aˈhɔi][7][8] boycott
ɛu tev [tɛu], Eugēnija [ˈɛugeːnija][9] Portuguese seu
ɔu boulings [bɔuliŋks][8] bowling
Hiatus
[[|.]] Separates vowel clusters that are not diphthongs: neilgs [ˈne.ilks], triumfs [ˈtri.umfs], neieiet [ˈne.iɛ.iɛt]
Stress
[[|ˈ]] Stress (stress almost always falls on the first syllable of a word and may be omitted transcribing Latvian in IPA)
Gemination
[[|ː]] Long vowel or doubled consonant (only for sonorants)

Geminate consonantsترميم

At the time of its inception, a conscious decision was made that Latvian orthography would not show gemination/lengthening of consonants because it was unnecessary to do so. Nevertheless, single obstruent consonants (as opposed to consonant clusters) between two short vowels are always long: Atis would be ⟨attis⟩ and aka would be ⟨akka⟩ or [ˈatːis] and [ˈakːa].[10] In transcribing Latvian in IPA, however, consonant length is usually not indicated. Sonorants, however, indicated in orthography: in mamma, panna, allaž, ķerra, the long sonorants should probably be indicated both in phonetic as well as صوتیہ [less precise] transcriptions: [mamːa], [panːa], [alːaʒ], [cærːa].[10]

Standard Latvian has three tones called, by convention, the level (stiepts), broken (lauzts) and falling (krītošs,) indicated by a tilde (~), circumflex (^) or grave (`) accents, respectively.[11] Different tones are distinguished if the stressed syllable (the first syllable, in most all cases) has either a long vowel or a diphthong. Short vowels and unstressed syllables do not take on different tones.[12]

In Riga, Latvian the falling tone has been syncretized with the broken: its users differentiate only between the level and broken tones and perceive the falling tone as broken.

Tone is usually omitted transcribing Latvian in IPA.[why?][حوالہ درکار] English Wiktionary for its Latvian entries, however, uses a notation of macron, circumflex or grave accent if necessary (the tilde is already reserved for indicating nasal vowels in IPA so it is replaced it with a macron.)

See alsoترميم

Referencesترميم

  1. ^ ا ب پ An unvoiced consonant, in a compound, followed by a voiced consonant becomes voiced: atdarīt[ˈadːariːt] or [ˈadˌdariːt].
  2. ^ ا ب [f] and [x] occur only in loanwords.
  3. ^ ا ب پ ت ٹ Before the masculine ending -s, voiced consonants are devoiced: smags[smaks]. The -s is assimilated after a devoiced fricative, producing a long consonant: mazs[masː] and mežs[meʃː]. Devoicing also occurs in compounds: labprātīgs[ˈlapːraːtiːks] or [ˈlapˌpraːtiːks].
  4. Allophone of nasals before طبقی حروف صحیح.
  5. ^ ا ب پ The letter ⟨o⟩ in Latvian orthography usually represents the diphthong [uɔ]): Lithuanian nuoma and Latvian noma. [ɔ] and its long counterpart, [ɔː], occur only in loanwords.
  6. "DIVSKAŅI". اخذ شدہ بتاریخ 1 فروری 2023ء. 
  7. ^ ا ب پ ت In closed syllables, [ai], [ɛi], [oi], and [ui] may be transcribed as vowel-glide sequences: tais [tajs], veikt [vɛjkt], boikots [bɔjkɔts], and muita [mujta].
  8. ^ ا ب پ Only in loanwords or onomatopoeiatic words.
  9. Only in loanwords and onomatopoeiatic words or as the result of vocalization in open syllables of [v].
  10. ^ ا ب Kortmann، Bernd (2011). The Languages and Linguistics of Europe. Walter de Gruyter. صفحہ 5. ISBN 3110220253. اخذ شدہ بتاریخ 1 فروری 2023ء. Consonant quantity is well-developed in Latvian as a result of Fennic substratum influence. Sonorants show distinctive quantity mainly in loanwords, cf. manna [manːa] 'manna' vs. mana [mana] (nom.sg.fem. of 1st ps. sg possesive pronoun). Non-distinctive quantitative variation in obstruents occurs in native words: immediately post-tonic voicless obstruents are automatically lengthened between short vowels, cf. lapa [lapːa] 'leaf' vs. lāpa [laːpa] 'torch,' lapā [lapaː] 'leaf (loc.sg.)'. In Lithuanian there is no consonantal quantity and on the morphemic boundary geminates are shortened. 
  11. Masļanska، Olga؛ Rubīna، Aina (1992). Valsts valoda - Курс лекций латышского языка. Rīga. صفحہ 11. В латышском языке имеется слоговая интонация, которая может быть протяжной (~), прерывистой (^) и нисходящей (\). В некоторых случаях интонация имеет смыслоразличительное значение, например: за~ле ("зал"), за^ле ("трава"), za\les ("лекарство") 
  12. Kortmann، Bernd (2011). The Languages and Linguistics of Europe. Walter de Gruyter. صفحہ 6. ISBN 3110220253. اخذ شدہ بتاریخ 1 فروری 2023ء. Both Latvian and Lithuanian are pitch languages. In Lithuanian, stressed long vocalic segments (long vowels, diphthongs, and sequences of vowel plus sonorant) show a distinctive opposition of rising and falling pitch, cf. kar̃tų 'time:gen.pl' vs. kártų 'hang:irr.3'. In standard Latvian (and some of the dialects), long vocalic sequences (of the same type as in Lithuanian) distinguish three varieties of pitch: 'even', 'falling', and 'broken' ('broken pitch' being a falling pitch with superadded glottalisation). They are fully differentiated in stressed syllables only: unstressed syllables have an opposition of glottalised and non-glottalised long vocalic segments. Segments with 'even' pitch are ultra long. Neither Lithuanian nor Latvian mark pitch in their standard orthography.