Tuvan

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Writing System with Transcription

Аа (a)Бб (b)Вв (v)Гг (g)Дд (d)Ее (e, ye)Ёё (yo)Жж (ž)
Зз (z)Ии (i)Йй (y)Кк (k)Лл (l)Мм (m)Нн (n)Ңң (ŋ)
Оо (o)Өө (ö)Пп (p)Рр (r)Сс (s)Тт (t)Уу (u)Үү (ü)
Фф (f)Хх (x)Цц (ts)Чч (č)Шш (š)Щщ (šč)Ъъ*Ыы (ï)
ЬьЭэ (e)Юю (yu)Яя (ya)
*Indicates low tone in native words; this is transcribed with a grave accent, e.g. à, ö̀
Several letters, including those without transcriptions noted, are found only in Russian loanwords.

References

Harrison, K. David and Gregory D.S. Anderson. 2006. “Tuvan Talking Dictionary.” http://tuvan.talkingdictionary.org

Harrison, K. David. 2000. “Topics in the Phonology and Morphology of Tuvan.” PhD Diss., Yale University.

Tuvan
Approximate location of Tuvan speakers in Tyva Republic. The divergent Tere-Xöl and Toju dialects are in italics.
Approximate location of Tuvan speakers in Tyva Republic. The divergent Tere-Xöl and Toju dialects are in italics.
Native name:Tï̀va dïl
Family:Sayan
Spoken in:Russia, Tyva Republic, some in Mongolia and China
Number of speakers:254,000
Writing system:Cyrillic
ISO 639-3 code:tyv
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