The following pronunciation respelling key is used in some Wikipedia articles to respell the pronunciations of English words.It does not use special symbols or diacritics apart from the schwa (ə), which is used for the first sound in the word "about".
(An alternative cure to all this, by the way, is to proscribe respelling these words, as we already do for other cases.) Nardog 05:35, 17 December 2019 (UTC) I'm not seeing how my option (MAT-triss) has the same "susceptibility" as the others. Of course, the point of the respelling key is to simplify for nonexperts.
This is an English pronunciation respelling key that may be used in Wikipedia articles. By using a simpler spelling of words, it helps readers of articles to learn how to pronounce (say) words that they are not familiar with.
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Wikipedia – Wikipedia Pronunciation Respelling Key, used in some Wikipedia articles to spell out the pronunciations of English words. Notes [ edit ] ^ a b c Older editions of the Concise Oxford Dictionary used a mix of two systems: the "phonetic scheme" shown in the table above and a system " without respelling ".
- Dialect variation
- Other transcriptions
Throughout Wikipedia, the pronunciation of words is indicated by means of the International Phonetic Alphabet. The following tables list the IPA symbols used for English words and pronunciations. Please note that several of these symbols are used in ways that are specific to Wikipedia and differ from those used by dictionaries. If the IPA symbols are not displayed properly by your browser, see the links below. If you are adding a pronunciation using this key, such pronunciations should generally
This key represents diaphonemes, abstractions of speech sounds that accommodate General American, Received Pronunciation and to a large extent also Australian, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand, Scottish, South African and Welsh pronunciations. Therefore, not all of the distinctions shown here are relevant to a particular dialect: 1. ⟨i⟩ does not represent a phoneme but a variation between /iː/ and /ɪ/ in unstressed positions. Speakers of dialects with happy tensing should read it as an ...
If you feel it is necessary to add a pronunciation respelling using another convention, then please use the conventions of Wikipedia's pronunciation respelling key. 1. To compare the following IPA symbols with non-IPA American dictionary conventions that may be more familiar, see Pronunciation respelling for English, which lists the pronunciation guides of fourteen English dictionaries published in the United States. 2. To compare the following IPA symbols with other IPA conventions that may be
Wikipedia is a global project of academic standing, and we can do better than a provincial-style key. Kwamikagami wrote: "Respelling keys are designed for [provincial Usonians], and perhaps for other native English speakers. Foreign speakers are mostly familiar with the IPA, since nearly every country apart from the US uses it."
Unlike the IPA, respelling systems are often specific to the works in which they appear. The English language Wikipedia, for example, has its own respelling system (available at Help:Pronunciation respelling key) which may or may not match that used on other Wikipedias or in other contexts.
- Optional Sounds
- syllables and Stress
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When a certain sound is pronounced by some speakers but not by others, the sound is put inside parentheses (round brackets). It is correct to say the word either with or without the sound. For example, the respelled pronunciation of the word truism is "TROO-i-z(ə)m". It can either be pronounced "TROO-i-zəm" or "TROO-i-zm".
A syllable is the smallest block of sound that a person can make when he or she speaks. Words can have one or more syllables. For example, cat is a one-syllable word, tortoise (pronounced TAW-tis) has two syllables, and dinosaur (pronounced DYE-nə-saw) has three syllables. In this system of respelled pronunciation, the syllables in a word are separated by hyphens ("-"). When a word has more than one syllable, some syllables are usually given more emphasis than others when the word is spoken. In linguistics, this emphasis is called "stress". The stress in a word is shown by writing the syllable in SMALL CAPITAL LETTERS. In a long word with many syllables, different types of stress are often given to different syllables. Linguists can tell the difference between heavier "primary stress" and lighter "secondary stress". To keep things simple, this respelled pronunciation system does not show the difference between these two types of stress. Readers can usually work out for themselves wh...
Help:Pronunciation respelling key. The following pronunciation respelling key is used in some Wikipedia articles to respell the pronunciations of English words.It does not use special symbols or diacritics apart from the schwa (ə), which is used for the first sound in the word "about".
To compare these symbols with dictionary conventions you may be more familiar with, see Pronunciation respelling for English, which lists the pronunciation guides of fourteen English dictionaries. For differences among national dialects of English, see the IPA chart for English , which compares the vowels of Received Pronunciation , General ...