Lezgian Language - Phonology - Consonants


There are 54 consonants in Lezgian. Characters to the right are the letters of the Lezgian Cyrillic Alphabet. Note that aspiration is not normally indicated in the orthography, despite the fact that it is phonemic.

Consonants of Lezgian
Labial Dental (Post)-
Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal /m/ м /n/ н
Plosive /b/ б /d/ д /g/ г /gʷ/ гв
/p/ п /t/ т /tʷ/ тв /k/ к /kʷ/ кв /q/ къ /qʷ/ къв /ʔ/ ъ
/pʰ/ п /tʰ/ т /tʷʰ/ тв /kʰ/ к /kʷʰ/ кв /qʰ/ хъ /qʷʰ/ хъв
/pʼ/ пI /tʼ/ тI /tʷʼ/ тIв /kʼ/ кI /kʷʼ/ кIв /qʼ/ кь /qʷʼ/ кьв
Affricate /t͡s/ ц /t͡sʷ/ цв /t͡ʃ/ ч
/t͡sʰ/ ц /t͡sʷʰ/ цв /t͡ʃʰ/ ч
/t͡sʼ/ цI /t͡sʷʼ/ цIв /t͡ʃʼ/ чI
Fricative /z/ з /zʷ/ зв /ʒ/ ж /ʁ/ гъ /ʁʷ/ гъв
/f/ ф /s/ с /sʷ/ св /ʃ/ ш /x/ хь /χ/ х /χʷ/ хв /h/ гь
Approximant /l/ л /j/ й /w/ в
Trill /r/ р

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