Alphabet (L'Alfabeto)
 
 
Italian uses the Latin alphabet. In the native words are used only 21 letters and they are considered to form the Italian alphabet properly:
 
Letter (Lettera)
A a
B b
C c
D d
E e
F f
G g
Letter Name
(Nome della Lettera)
a
bi
ci
di
e
effe
gi
Phonetc Value
(Valore Fonetico)
[a]
[b]
[k], [t]
[d]
[e], []
[f]
[g], [d]
 
Letter (Lettera)
H h
I i
L l
M m
N n
O p
P p
Letter Name
(Nome della Lettera)
acca
i
elle
emme
enne
o
pi
Phonetc Value
(Valore Fonetico)
[...]
[i], [j], [...]
[l]
[m]
[n]
[o], []
[p]
 
Letter (Lettera)
Q q
R r
S s
T t
U u
V v
Z z
Letter Name
(Nome della Lettera)
cu
erre
esse
ti
u
vu
zeta
Phonetc Value
(Valore Fonetico)
[q]
[r]
[s], [z]
[t]
[u], [w]
[v]
[ts], [dz]
 
See the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
 
Five other letters are used in foreign words and names only:
 
Letter (Lettera)
Letter Name
Phonetc Value
Occurence
J j
i lungo
[j], [d], []
Foreign words and names
K k
cappa
[k]
Greek words, English and German names
W w
doppia vu
[w], [v]
German and English names and words
X x
ics
[ks] 
Greek and Latin words
Y y
ipsilon
[i] 
Greek words, foreign names
 
 

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