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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Georgian pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.

See Georgian phonology for a more thorough discussion of the sounds of Georgian.

IPA Georgian Romanization English approximation
b b bash
ɡ g gate
d d do
v v, w van
z z zoo
t table
(ejective) [1]
l l leaf
m m much
n n not
ʒ zh pleasure
r r road
s s sue
p pan
k can
ʁ gh French rester
q (ejective)[1]
ʃ sh shoe
t͡ʃʰ ch choose
t͡s ts, c tsunami
d͡z dz pads
t͡sʼ tsʼ, cʼ (ejective)[1]
t͡ʃʼ chʼ (ejective)[1]
χ kh, x Scottish loch
d͡ʒ j hedge
h h head
IPA Georgian Romanization English approximation
ɑ a bra
ɛ e bell
i i feel
ɔ o law
u u moon


  1. ^ a b c d e f Ejective consonants, which do not occur in English, are voiceless consonants that are pronounced with pressure from the throat rather than the lungs.