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

IPA Cyrillic Latin English
b б b bee
ɕ ч ç she
ɕː щ1 şç she
d д d day
f ф f fat
ɡ г g go
h һ h hat
j й2 y yes
k к k key
l л l leaf
m м m my
n н n no
ŋ ң ñ sing
p п p park
q к (къ)3 q car
r р r trilled r
ʁ г (гъ)3 ğ guttural r
s с s say
ʃ ш ş shy
t т t table
ts ц1 ts bits
ч1 ç cheese
v в1 v van
w у, ү, в w well
χ х x guttural h
z з z zoo
ʑ җ c jeep
ʒ ж j azure
ʔ ь, э5 ' glottal stop in oh-oh
IPA Cyrillic Latin English
ɑ a2 a father
æ ә24 ä cat
e е,2 э e bet
ɤ ы2 ı hut
ɯɪ ый ıy (í) happy
i и i feed
o о o saw
ø ө4 ö bird (non-rhotic)
u у2 u too
y ү2 ü put
IPA Explanation
ˈ Stress mark, placed before the stressed syllable


^1 Only in Russian loanwords.
^2 Combinations [jɑ] / [jæ], [jɤ] / [je], [ju] / [jy] are written Я я, Е е, Ю ю respectively.
^3 [q] and [ʁ] are written normally К к and Г г, and only in a few words къ and гъ.
^4 Combinations [qæ] / [ʁæ] and [qø] / [ʁø] are written ка/га and ко/го respectively.
^5 Only in Arabic loanwords, written ь between a consonant and a vowel, and э after a vowel.