Alphabet

Åå

This letter represents a deep "a". It is similar to the "a" in "water".

 

Ëë

This letter represents a sound between (and including) "e" and "ö". The way it is pronounced depends on the location you are.

 

Cc

This letter represents the sound for "dsh", as in Italian "Ciao".

 

Šš

This letter represents the sound for "sh", as in "Ship".

 

Hh

This letter is only pronounced hard at the beginning of a word, or rarely in compound words.

If it's within a word, then it can vary between a soft "ch" to a hard "ch", depending on the dialect.

 

Qq

This letter represents the sound for "ng", as in "Ring".

Bavarian Language

ALPHABET

Orthography

The Alphabet chosen for this Standard uses a variant of the Latin Alphabet, consisting of 23 letters: five vowels (A, E, I, O, U) and 18 consonants. The letters J, W and Y are not part of the proper alphabet, but may be used in loanwords and foreign names. There are also 3 letters with diacritics (Å, Ë, Š), which represent variations to their base letters.

Since the closest pronunciation to Bavarian is Italian, it was used as basis for this alphabet.

Proper Alphabet

Letter

Name

Phonetic

Example

A

a

/a/

Anddn (Duck)

Å

åo

⟨ɒ⟩

Åmbos (Ambos)

B

bi

/b/

Beag (Mountain)

C

ci

/dʒ/

Cao (Bye)

D

di

/d/

Duah (Towel)

E

e

⟨e⟩

Esl (Donkey)

Ë

ëo

⟨ɘ⟩

Ësd (East)

F

eff

/f/

Fensda (Window)

G

gi

/g/

Gåns (Goose)

H

haa

⟨x⟩

Hund (Dog)

I

i

/i/ - /y/

Igl (Hedgehog)

K

/k/

Kuaha (Cake)

L

el

/l/

Lånd (Land/Country)

M

em

/m/

Muada (Mother)

N

en

/n/

Noad (North)

O

o

⟨o⟩

Ox (Ox)

P

pi

/p/

Parg (Park)

Q

eq

/ŋ/

Zuqa (Tongue)

R

er

[ɾ]

Roas (Escape (from something))

S

es

/s/

Såh (Thing)

Š

še

[ʃ]

Švån (Swan)

T

ti

/t/

Taqg (Tank)

U

u

⟨u⟩

Ufa (Shore)

V

vi

/v/

Vesd (West)

X

xi

/gz/

Hax (Leg)

Z

zeda

/dz/

Zåqa (Pliers)

"Special" Letters