विकिपीडिया:IPA for Tamil

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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Tamil pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. See Tamil phonology for a more thorough discussion of the sounds of Tamil.

IPA Tamil English equivalent
b abash
β van to water
ado (closer to French d)
ɖ guard
[1] hedge
ð other
ɡ agate
h head (final only)
j yak
k scan
ɭ curl
m much
n not
ɳ burner
ɲ canyon
ŋ bank
p span
r trilled r
ɾ̪ (US) ladder
ɽ (US) larder
ɻ morrow
s sue
த, ற stable (closer to French t)
ʈ art
ʋ between w and v
x loch
IPA Tamil English equivalent
Spanish or French a to English bra
between yell and Yale
ɛ yell
ə nut
əj kite
əʋ house (Canada)
ɪ dill
ɔ law
ʊ look
ɯ pencil
 ̃ -ம, -ன nasal vowel
([ãː], [õː], etc.)

ˈ stress
(placed before stressed syllable)
  1. This letter does not belong to Tamil script. But widely accepted as an ad-hoc from Grantha script ( See Usage of other lingual consonants in Tamil script). This sound may be replaced by ச (as in s) in pure Tamil, which is not an accurate phonetic representation.