It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Ukrainian 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 the conventions of this key are already in wide use, any substantive change to it should be discussed on the talk page first as it would affect a large number of articles.
Ukrainian contrasts palatalized "soft" and unpalatalized "hard" consonants. Palatalized consonants, denoted by a superscript ⟨j⟩, are pronounced with the body of the tongue raised toward the hard palate, like in the [j] sound in yes.
^[dz, ɣ, v] are allophones of /ts, x, f/ that occur before voiced consonants (Herrity (2000:16)).
^In Ukrainian, geminates are found between vowels: багаття[bɑˈɦɑtʲːɑ]bonfire, подружжя[pɔˈdruʒːɑ]married couple, обличчяface. Geminates also occur at the beginning of a few words: лляний[ˈlʲːɑnɪj]flaxen, forms of the verb литиto pour (ллю [lʲːu], ллєш[lʲːɛʃ] etc.), ссати[ˈsːɑtɪ]to suck and derivatives.