Georgian: /f/ (consonant)

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by 涼宮, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. 涼宮

    涼宮 Senior Member

    Sbaeneg/Castellano (Venezuela)

    As far as I can see the Georgian language doesn't have the /f/ sound. If I wanted to write a foreign name or word that contains such sound what letter or combination of letters do I use?:confused:

    Thanks in advance!
  2. fdb Senior Member

    Cambridge, UK
    French (France)
    I think they use pʰ ფ. The absence of a /f/ phoneme is a well-known areal feature in the languages and dialects to the South of the Caucasus.
  3. 涼宮

    涼宮 Senior Member

    Sbaeneg/Castellano (Venezuela)
    მადლობა! :) It's interesting that a language doesn't have such a common sound like /f/.
  4. gaaxure New Member

    The interesting thing is Georgians have no problem pronouncing F properly. in fact i don't know a sound that Georgians have trouble pronouncing. aside from English "th" they either say "Z" or "S" which is quite funny to listen to.
  5. Ghabi

    Ghabi AL/OL/Ar/Zh mod

    Hong Kong
    Moderator's Note: The discussion of the existence of the consonant /f/ in all other languages now has its own thread on the All Languages forum. Let's have the scope of this thread confined to only Georgian. Thanks!

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