An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics
English-French-Persian

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory

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The Sounds of Persian

letter as in Persian as in English
A a abr abroad
 â âb father
B b bad bad
C c cerâ china
D d dar door
E e deh egg
F f barf foot
G g gur gate
H h honar hen
I i injâ deed
J j jân jam
K k kojâ key
L l lab lip
M m man man
N n nân nail
O o to four
P p pâ pool
Q q qâz gh
R r raft roof
S s susk soap
Š š šomâ ship
T t tabar tear
U u dur blue
V v vâm verb
W w now low
X x xub Loch Ness
Y y yâd yes
Z z zud zoo
Ž ž žarf treasure
' Sa'di dad


Vowels

vowel
as in Persian
as in English
A a abr abroad
 â b father
E e deh egg
I i inj‚ deed
O o to four
U u dur blue
É é * setâré *
EY ey mey May
ÂY ây nây high
UY uy muy **
OY oy Xoy boy


Transliteration key



* This sound, a long e, comparable to the ending sounds in French words (une) raie, (un) prêt, (une) forêt, (du) lait, (la) paix, appears only at the end of words. It is commonly represented by -eh, in which h is not pronounced.

** As in French (une) rouille, (une) fouille, (la) houille.