It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Estonian in Wikipedia articles, and example words that illustrate the sounds that correspond to them. Integrity must be maintained between the key and the transcriptions that link here. Some keys are built on consensus more strongly than others; if a large number of transcriptions already use this key, any substantive change to it should be discussed on the talk page first as it would affect a large number of articles.
^ abcd[b], [f], [ɡ], and [ʃ] only occur in loanwords. In casual speech, they may be replaced with [p], [k], and [s], respectively.
^ abcdPalatalized consonants, [tʲ nʲ sʲ lʲ], are pronounced like their non-palatalized counterparts, but the tongue is constricted towards the hard palate as if a simultaneous /j/ were being pronounced.