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The charts below show how the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Egyptian Arabic pronunciations in popflock.com resource articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to popflock.com resource articles, see {{IPA-arz}} and popflock.com Resource: Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

See Egyptian Arabic phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Egyptian Arabic.

The romanization of the examples is the commonly used form in Egypt.

Consonants
IPA Arabic letter Example Romanization English approximation
? ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? ?
['mo?men]
Moamen uh-(?)oh
? ?
[?e:n]
ein no equivalent
b ? ?
[bæw'wæ:b]
bawab bike
d ?
['dææ]
dakka done
d? ? ?
[d??'mi:?]
damir emphatic
f ?
[fu:l]
foul fast
? ? ?
[?æ'mæ:l]
Gamal gas
h ?
[he'?æ:m]
Hesham hat
? ?
[?ob]
hob no equivalent
j ? ?
['jæ:mæ]
yama yes
k ?
[kæ'wæ:?e?]
kawarea skin
l ? ?
['l?mb?]
lamba lip
m ?
[m?'zu:]
mazoura mother
n ? ?
['nu:nu]
nounou nest
q[1] ? ?
[elq?(:)'he]
el Kahera no equivalent
? ? ?
['??:?el]
ragel run
s ?
?

[su:?]

?
['sæ:me?]

souk

Thamer

sorry
s? ? ?
[s??'b?:?]
Sabah emphatic
? ?
['?o?b?]
shorba ship
t ?
[tæf]
taf star
t? ? ?
['t??:?e?]
Tarek emphatic
w ?
[we?]
wesh water
x ? ?
[xæ'?i:f]
kharif loch (Scottish English)
? ? ?
[?æ'si:l]
ghasil French R
z ? ?
[ze'bæ:læ]
zebala zebra
z? ? ?
['z??:bet]
zabet emphatic
Non-native Consonants[2]
p ? ? ?
['pi:te?, -t]
Peter spark
v ? ?
[n?'vi:n, ne-]
Nevin view
? ? ? ?
[?o??]
George vision
Vowels
IPA Example Romanization English approximation
Monophthongs
æ ?
[?æ'mæ:l]
Gamal man
? ?
['l?mb?]
lamba father
?~e[3] ?
['enti]
enti sit or set
i[3] ?
['enti]
enti happy
?~o[4] ?
['ent?]
ento put or more
u[4] ?
['nu:nu]
nounou food
æ: ?
[?æ'mæ:l]
Gamal man
?: ?
['b?:b?]
baba father
e:
[le:l]
leil bay
i:
[?æ'bi:bi]
habibi need
o:
[?o:?]
roh more
u:
[fu:l]
foul food
Diphthongs (vowel+glide)
æj ?
['?æjmæn]
Ayman
?j ?
['m?j.j?]
mayya white
æw ?
['dæwlæ]
dawla
?w ?
['d?w]
dawra
ej
['mej.jæ]
meyya
ew~ow ?
['(?)ew?æ]
ewaa
 
Suprasegmentals
IPA examples Explanation
' ?
/?æ'mi:l/ ("beautiful")
Indicates that the following syllable is stressed.
:
/le:l/ ("night")
Indicates that the preceding vowel is long.

Notes

  1. ^ The classicized consonant only occurs in Classical Arabic borrowings and proper nouns.
  2. ^ The phonemes , and are only found in loanwords and they can be pronounced as , and respectively depending on the speaker.
  3. ^ a b [?~e] and [i] are allophones of the phoneme /i/. Word initial and medial /i/ in stressed syllables typically varies across [?~e], but it is strictly at the end of words, in unstressed syllables.
  4. ^ a b [?~o] and are allophones of the phoneme /u/. Word initial and medial /u/ in stressed syllables typically varies across [?~o], but it varies [u~?~o] in final positions.

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