The Kurdish Alphabet

Kurdish Latin Alphabet

A aB bC cÇ çD dE eÊ ê
F fG gH hI iÎ îJ jK k
L lŁ łM mN nŇ ňO oP p
R rŘ řS sŞ şT tU uÛ û
Ü üV vW wX xY yZ z

The Kurdish Latin Alphabet uses the Latin script. It has been derived from the Kurdish Hawar alphabet.

Example and Conversion Table

Kurdish Latin AlphabetExampleCyrillicAbjad
A aa in afterА аا
B bb in brotherБ бب
C cj in jogЩ щج
Ç çch in chatЧ чچ
D dd in doorД дد
E ea in about / e in redӘ әە
Ê êea in bearЭ эێ
F ff in fastФ фف
G gg in goatГ гگ
H hh in hillҺ һھ
I ii in tip / io in stationЬ ьئ
Î îee in treeИ иی
J js in measureЖ жژ
K kk in kiteК кک
L ll in lessonЛ лل
Ł łll in the Albanian word llojЛ’ л’ڵ
M mm in milkМ мم
N nn in noteН нن
Ň ňng in ringнгنگ
O oo in shoreO oۆ
P pp in panП пپ
R rr in the Spanish word peroР рر
Ř řrr in the Spanish word zorroР’ р’ڕ
S ss in sipС сس
Ş şsh in shellШ шش
T tt in tapТ тت
U uu in the Russian word sukhoj (сухой)Ӧ ӧو
Û ûu in the Spanish word tortugaУ уوو
Ü üü in the German word über——–ۊ
V vv in vestВ вڤ
W ww in waterԜ ԝو
X xch in the German word buchХ хخ
Y yy in yearЙ йی
Z zz in zebraЗ зز

We have removed the letter Q.

The letter Q, along with the sound it represents, are not from the Kurdish language.

The letter Ü is seen in the Kełhuřî dialect of the Kurdish language.

Kurdish translation of the word “Blood

Kurdish – KełhuřîXün
Kurdish – LuřîXwîn
Kurdish – KurmancîXwîn
Kurdish – SoranîXwên
Kurdish – HewramîWinî
Kurdish – ZazakîGonî
Kurdish-Luřî “Xwîn”, and its diphthong “xw” existing in Modern Kurdish, is currently fully preserved in the Lekî accent of the Luřî dialect of the Kurdish language. The shortening of the word in some instances to “Xîn” and “Xî” have been omitted and standardised.
Kurdish – AvestanVohuni
NOTE: The Kurdish Latin Alphabet is used for all Modern Dialects of the Kurdish language, rather than the ancient/ historical varieties of the Kurdish language. “Vohuni” is not presented in the Kurdish Latin Alphabet because it is the transliteration of the word “blood” in the Avestan variety of the Kurdish language. The Avestan variety of the Kurdish language was spoken in the early 2nd Millennium BCE.

The Kurdish language has been spoken by people known as Kurds, native to the Zagros-Taurus mountains, Mesopotamia, Anatolia and the Caucasus, for thousands of years. The native people of this region developed two ancient writing systems known as Sumerian Cuneiform and Linear Elamite. The Kurdish language needs to use a writing script of its own. The Kurdish language should return to these writing scripts.

Cuneiform was used as early as the 4th millennium BCE within the Sumerian civilization of Mesopotamia. It began as Archaic Cuneiform until becoming Early Dynastic Cuneiform in the mid-3rd millennium BCE.

The Kurds established the Medes Empire in the 1st millennium BCE. The Cuneiform writing system was further developed, forming the Median Cuneiform script.

Elamite (Linear Elamite) was used as early as the 3rd millennium BCE within the Îlam region of the Zagros mountains.

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