Native Phonetic Inventory: kurdish

These are the sounds found in most native kurdish dialects: There are also sounds not on the chart, shown below.

other sounds: labio-velar central approximant [w]; /s/ and /z/ are dentalized; pharyngealized alveolar voiceless fricative; pharyngealized alveolar voiced lateral approximant; lowered versions of /i/ and /u/; 8 diphthongs.

Adapted from: Maddieson, I. (1984).