This free application displays the full Amharic Fidel (ፊደል) and pronounces each letter. In addition to the full Fidel, the application also features tabs for Abugida. uh*, oo, ee, aa/a, ae/ay, eh, O. h. ሀ. ha. ሁ. hu. ሂ. hee. ሃ. haa. ሄ. hae. ህ. heh. ሆ. ho. l. ለ. le. ሉ. lu. ሊ. lee. ላ. la. ሌ. lay. ል. leh. ሎ. lo. h. ሐ. ha. ሑ. hu. ሒ. hee. ሓ. haa. The Amharic Machine shows you how to write any word or sentence in Amharic Amharic is written with a version of the Ge’ez script known as Fidel. There is.

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Afar Beja Oromo Somali. The consonant and vowel tables give these symbols in parentheses where they differ from the standard IPA symbols.

Amhari usage is an example of the so-called T—V distinction that is made in many languages. Adjectives in Amharic can be formed in several ways: Amharic nouns can have a masculine or feminine gender.

One may construct simple Amharic sentences by using a subject and a predicate. Oxford University Press, Inc. Archived from the original on 3 April Since then, the character set of about glyphs has been standardized by Unicode, a organization that provides a unique number for each character.

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There are, however, also nouns having this -it suffix that are treated as masculine: The Ethiopian alphabet has 7 vowels: This means that each letter or symbol usually represents a whole syllable. Handbook of the IPA. Although it has been tried, there is no standardized method of writing down the Amharic language into the Latin.


Amharic is supported on most major Linux distributions, including Fedora and Ubuntu. This article contains IPA videl symbols. For first person, there is a two-way distinction between singular I and plural wewhereas for second and third persons, there is a distinction between singular and plural and within the singular a further distinction between masculine and feminine you m.

When the subject or object in such sentences is emphasized, an independent pronoun is used: Sometimes combinations of the two systems are found. In a possessive construction, the adjective takes the definite article, and the noun takes fjdel pronominal possessive suffix, e.

Amharic alphabet

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikivoyage. Amsalu Aklilu has pointed out that Amharic has inherited a large number of old plural forms directly from Classical Ethiopic Ge’ez Leslau Many other consonants have a “glottalized” or “explosive” version, indicated in the table with the ‘ suffix.

Retrieved 6 February Some nouns and adjectives take a feminine marker -it: Mittwoch described a form of Amharic spoken by the descendants of Weyto language speakers, fideel but it was likely not a dialect of Amharic so much as the result of incomplete language learning as the community shifted languages from Weyto to Amharic.

Want to know how to write your name in Amharic? Italics indicate extinct languages. The Abyssiniansa reggae group, have also used Amharic, most notably in the song ” Satta Massagana “.

Amharic alphabet – ETHIOMEREJA – Ethiopia facts and info

Molla create programs videl each glyph of the alphabet with only two keystrokes. Amharic has special words that can be used to indicate the gender of people and animals.

Along with the infinitive and the present participle, the gerund is one of three non-finite verb forms. Gemination is not indicated in Amharic orthography, but Amharic readers ammharic do not find this to be a problem. Kabyle Riffian Shawiya Shilha Tuareg. Amharic is the fiddl most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic, and the “official working” language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.


Click here to find out! It is spoken as a first language by the Amharas and as a lingua franca by other populations residing in major cities and towns of Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Alphabet: Amharic Letters and the Alphabet in Ethiopia

Amharic language edition of Wikipediathe free encyclopedia. This property of the writing system is analogous to the vowels of Arabic and Hebrew or the tones of many Bantu languages, which are not normally indicated in writing. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Utilizing less keystrokes when typing in the Ethiopian alphabet has always remained a challenge for Ethiopian software engineers and inventors. This suffix is no longer productive and is limited to certain patterns and some isolated nouns.

Some kinship -terms have two plural amharkc with a slightly different meaning. Not to be confused with the Aramaic language or [[Amara language]].

For a guide to IPA symbols, see Help: In each of these four aspects of the grammar, independent pronouns, subject—verb agreement, object pronoun suffixes, and possessive suffixes, Amharic distinguishes eight combinations of person, number, and gender.