Afrikaans/Alphabet

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A Short (A) Long (AA)

B Similar to English

C Either S or K, e.g. SirKel

D Similar to English

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z



Short (A) Long (AA) Similar to English Two sound possible, soft and gutteral Similar to English Short (I) Long (IE), and not (II) Like English Y, e.g. JES(afr) = YES(eng) Similar to English Similar to English Similar to English Similar to English Short (O) Long (OO) Similar to English KW used, eg. KWART = 1/4 Similar to Spanish Similar to English Similar to English Short (U) Long (UU) Similar to English F Unique sound Used in loan words only Like English "ay" e.g. YL(afr) = ALE (eng) S is often used


Similar to English Either S or K, e.g. SirKel Similar to English Short (A) Long (AA) Similar to English Two sound possible, soft and gutteral Similar to English Short (I) Long (IE), and not (II) Like English Y, e.g. JES(afr) = YES(eng) Similar to English Similar to English Similar to English Similar to English Short (O) Long (OO) Similar to English KW used, eg. KWART = 1/4 Similar to Spanish Similar to English Similar to English Short (U) Long (UU) Similar to English F Unique sound Used in loan words only Like English "ay" e.g. YL(afr) = ALE (eng) S is often used