Tigrinya is a Semitic language originating in the Middle East. Although not necessarily understood by those speaking other Semitic languages, there are linguistic similarities. Different scripts are used for the different Semitic languages, but mostly they do not use alphabets: instead, they use abjads, which do not include vowels. Tigrinya and Amharic use a modified abjad which uTalk will help you with!§Learn Tigrinya with uTalk
The language borrows a lot of words from other languages including 'pasta' and 'makina' - car - from Italian and 'komputer' and 'radio' from English.
Pronunciation of Tigrinya is very straightforward and experts say 'you write as you read it and you read as you write it'.
Punctuation marks may look unfamiliar- a full stop is ። and a comma is ፣
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