It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Hejazi Arabic 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; do not change any symbol or value without establishing consensus on the talk page first.
^ abc⟨ذ⟩ represents /d/ as in ذيل /deːl/ & ذكر /dakar/ or /z/ as in ذكي /zaki/, but the classical phoneme /ð/ is still used as well depending on the speaker especially in words of English origin. check Hejazi Arabic phonology
^ ab⟨ظ⟩ represents /dˤ/ as in ظفر /dˤifir/ & ظل /dˤilː/ or /zˤ/ as in ظرف /zˤarf/, but the classical allophone[ðˤ] is still used as well depending on the speaker. check Hejazi Arabic phonology
^ abthe affricate /d͡ʒ/ ⟨ج⟩ and the trill/r/ ⟨ر⟩ are realised as a [ʒ] (English s in pleasure) and a tap[ɾ] respectively by a number of speakers or in a number of words.
^The marginal phoneme /ɫ/ only occurs in the word الله/aɫɫaːh/ ('god') and words derived from it, such as يلا/jaɫɫa/ "come on", they contrast in والله /waɫɫa/ ('i swear') vs. ولَّا /walla/ ('or').
^[ŋ] is an allophone of /n/ ⟨ن⟩ before velar stops ⟨ق ,ك⟩ /k, ɡ/ as in اَنْكَب[aŋkab] or مِنقَل[mɪŋɡal], and [ɱ] is an allophone before ⟨ڤ ,ف⟩ /f, v/ as in قُرُنْفُل[gʊrʊɱfʊl].
^ abc⟨ث⟩ represents /t/ as in ثوب /toːb/ & ثواب /tawaːb/ or /s/ as in ثابت /saːbit/, but the classical phoneme /θ/ is still used as well depending on the speaker especially in words of English origin. check Hejazi Arabic phonology
^[q] is an allophone of /ɡ/ ⟨ق⟩ as in اِسْتِقْلال[ɪstɪqlaːl] or [ɪstɪglaːl]. It occurs in a number of phrases and words due to the influence of Modern Standard Arabic in the 20th century.
^⟨ظ⟩ represents /dˤ/ as in ظفر /dˤifir/ & ظل /dˤilː/ or /zˤ/ as in ظرف /zˤarf/, but the classical allophone[ðˤ] is still used as well depending on the speaker. check Hejazi Arabic phonology
^The phonemes /p/ and /v/ are only found in loanwords and they can be substituted by /b/ and /f/ respectively depending on the speaker
^Word initial and medial /u/ is pronounced [ʊ] or less likely [o̞] as in حُب[ħʊb], but strictly pronounced [u] at the end of words as in قبو[gabu], and before /w/ as in هُوَّ[huwːa]. All are allophones of the phoneme /u/.
^Word initial and medial /i/ is pronounced [ɪ] or less likely [e̞] as in سِرّ[sɪr], but strictly pronounced [i] at the end of words as in مدري[madri], and before /j/ as in هِيَّ[hijːa]. All are allophones of the phoneme /i/.
^[ɑ] is an allophone for /aː/ and /a/ in some words such as ألمانيا [almɑːnja] ('Germany'), بابا [bɑːbɑ] ('dad') and يابان [jaːbɑːn] ('Japan').