Below is the complete list of keyboard shortcuts using Windows ALT codes for letters with accents or diacritics that are used in writing in the Berber language. If you are new to ALT codes and need detailed instructions on how to use them, please read How to Use ALT Codes to Enter Special Characters. Alternatively, instead of using ALT codes, you can also just quickly tap or click any accented letter in the list below to copy it and paste it into your document.
The Berber language, also known as Tamazight or Amazigh, is a group of closely related languages spoken by the Berber people across North Africa. Several Berber languages exist, and their writing systems can vary, but they are generally written using the Latin script with the addition of specific accents and diacritics to represent unique phonetic sounds.
Here are some of the letters with accents or diacritics used in various Berber languages:
- Ẓ (Z with dot below): Represents a voiced pharyngeal fricative sound (similar to the “gh” in the Arabic word “غيمة”).
- Ṭ (T with dot below): Represents a voiceless pharyngealized alveolar plosive sound.
- Ṣ (S with dot below): Represents a voiceless pharyngealized alveolar fricative sound.
- Č (C with caron): Represents a voiceless postalveolar fricative sound (similar to the “ch” in “church”).
- Ḍ (D with dot below): Represents a voiced pharyngealized alveolar stop sound.
- Ɣ (Y with hook): Represents a voiced uvular fricative sound (similar to the French “r” in “rire”).
- Ɣ̌ (Y with caron and hook): Represents a voiced uvular implosive sound.
- Ɛ (Open E): Represents an open-mid front unrounded vowel sound (similar to the “e” in “bed”).
- Ɣ̣ (Y with hook and dot below): Represents a voiced uvular implosive with a dot below.
It’s important to note that the specific letters and diacritics used in Berber languages may vary depending on the particular variety of Berber and the writing conventions of a given community. The examples above are just a selection of some common letters and diacritics used in Berber languages to represent their distinct phonetic sounds.
The use of these diacritics is essential for accurately representing the rich phonetics and phonology of Berber languages, allowing for precise communication and preservation of their linguistic heritage.
For ALT codes for letters with accents or diacritical marks that are used in other foreign languages, visit ALT Codes for Latin Letters with Accents or Diacritical Marks used in Foreign Languages. For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows ALT Codes, visit Windows ALT Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.