Consonant sounds

The Albanian consonant sounds shouldn't present many problems for English speakers. Note that 'rr' and 'II' are pronounced stronger than when they're written as single letters.

symbol

albanian example

transliteration

b

bed

buke

ftoo-kuh

ch

cheat

gaj, qen

chai, chen

d

dog

disa

dee-so

dh

that

bardhe

¿w-dhuh

dy

joke

gjalpe,xhami

dyal- puh, rfyo-mee

dz

adds

nxehte

n-dze/j-tuh

f

fat

frenat

fre-nat

g

go

gisht

geesht

h

hat

hunde

Aoo/7-duh

k

kit

reiki

ra-kee

1

lot

omlete

om-/e-tuh

II

strong 1

llum

lloom

m

man

muze

moo-ze

n

not

sapun

sa -poon

ny

canyon

nje

nyuh

P

pet

po

po

r

run

ari

a-ree

rr

strong r

rrote

rro-tuh

s

sun

sot

sot

sh

shot

shesh

shesh

t

top

tani

ta-nee

th

thin

uthull

oo-thooll

ts

hats

cili

fsee-lee

V

very

veri

ve-ree

y

yes

jo

yo

z

zero

zarf

zarf

zh

pleasure

bizhuteri

bee-zhoo-te-ree

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