The transcription of the Georgian letter is t.
'თ' is pronounced almost like English [t] in 'tea'.

Recordings:

თითი
სათაური
თეთრი
სითბო
თმა
თვალი
titi
satauri
tetri
sitbo
tma
tvali
finger
 title
white
warmth
hair
eye

 
თინა და თამარი იქ არიან.
tina da tamari ik arian.
[tina and tamari there are]
Tina and Tamar are there.

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A big amount of air is required to pronounce the consonant 'თ'. The tip of the tongue touches the upper teeth. The top of the front part of the tongue partially touches the alveolae.


The letter written or typed in this way is called 'tani'.

It is traced out with one movement of the hand and is written between the middle lines: movement of the hand begins a bit lower the upper middle line, goes upwards, drawing a full circle from right to left and open circle beside it.

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Manana Kock Kobaidze & Karina Vamling
Malmoe University, Sweden