Lesson 0

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Tyvan Lesson 0: Cyrillic letters and Spelling

by Stacey Borsody
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Tyvan is written in the Cyrillic alphabet with a few additional letters. This is a quick tutorial for learning Cyrillic. Most of the letters are based upon the Greek alphabet. Some letters may look familiar to users of the Latin alphabet since the Latin alphabet is related to the Greek alphabet.

Letters that look and sound the same as their Latin counterparts:

А а Е е К к М м О о C с Т т

Letters that look the same but sound different:

В в H н Р р У у Х х
v n r u kh

Letters that are recognizably from Greek:

Г г П п Ф ф
g p f

Special Tyvan letters added to Cyrillic:

Ө ө Ү ү Ң ң
ö ü ŋ

The other letters:

Б б Д д Ё ё Ж ж З з И и Й й Ц ц Ч ч Ш ш Щ щ Ы ы Э э Ю ю Я я
b d jo zh z i j ts ch sh shch y e ju ja

The special hard and soft signs:

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