Alphabet
 
 
Occitan is written with the Latin alphabet. In the Occitan words are used 23 letters:
 
Letter
A a
B b
C c
D d
E e
F f
G g
H h
Phonetic Value
[a], []
[b], [ß]
[s], [k]
[d]
[], [e]
[f]
[g], [d], 
[t]
[...]
 
 
Letter
I i
J j
L l
M m
N n 
O o
P p
Q q
Phonetic Value
[i]
[d]
[l]
[m], [n]
[n]
[u]
[p]
[k]
 
 
Letter
R r
S s
T t
U u
V v
X x
Z z
 
Phonetic Value
[], [],
[...]
[s], [z]
[t]
[y]
[b], [ß]
 [gz]
 [z]
 
 
See the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
 
Occitan orthography uses acute and grave accents (as in é and è) and a few letter combinations (ch, tg, tj, lh, nh, tz, gn, rr and mp) for some specific sounds. The cedile (,) is used under the letter c to mark its pronunciation as [s] in front of a, o and u.

Three other letters -- K, W and Y -- are used in names and words of foreign origin.
 

 

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