Lithuanian Alphabet

Lithuanian Alphabet

Lithuanian employs a Latin alphabet. It is composed of 32 letters. The collation order presents one surprise: "Y" is moved to occur between I Ogonek (Į) and J.

A Ą B C Č D E Ę Ė F G H I Į Y J K L M N O P R S Š T U Ų Ū V Z Ž
a ą b c č d e ę ė f g h i į y j k l m n o p r s š t u ų ū v z ž

Acute, grave, and macron/tilde accents can be used to mark stress and vowel length. However, these are generally not written, except in dictionaries and where needed for clarity. In addition, the following digraphs are used, but are treated as sequences of two letters for collation purposes. The "Ch" digraph represents a voiceless velar fricative, while the others are straightforward compositions of their component letters.

Ch Dz Ie Uo
ch dz ie uo

Similar sounds

  • Č — same sound as ch, as in chat
  • Š — same sound as sh, as in shoot
  • Ę — same sound as a, as in cat
  • Y/Į — same sound as ee, as in tree
  • Ū/Ų — same sound as oo, as in boo
  • J — same sound as y, as in yet
  • Ž — same sound as s, as in pleasure

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