Native Phonetic Inventory: maltese

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

other sounds: a labio-velar approximant ([w]); all vowels have long counterparts, with the addition of a long, high front lax vowel; there are 7 diphthongs: [iw], [ew], [ej], [aw], [aj], [ow], [oj]..

Adapted from: Borg, A. (1997).