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This template formats pronunciation respellings of English words. It puts the input in italics, hyphenates each value so it will represent a syllable, and links to Help:Pronunciation respelling key. Stressed syllables are input in uppercase and will appear slightly smaller than usual uppercase letters.

Notation must be spelled accordingly to the respelling key at Help:Pronunciation respelling key. For example, the word pronunciation (IPA: /prəˌnʌn.siˈ.ʃən/) is respelled prə-NUN-see-AY-shən; using this template, the formatting is:

How to use

On Wikipedia, respelling is most commonly used to help clarify the pronunciation of a name or topic in the lead section or introductory paragraph of an article. Per the Manual of Style, respelling may only follow and augment a corresponding International Phonetic Alphabet template (e.g., {{IPAc-en}}) and may never be used in place of one. The template provides a link to a key so that readers may easily discover how to pronounce an easily mispronounced or difficult-to-pronounce word. For example:

  • Worcestershire (/ˈwʊstərʃər/ WUUS-tər-shər) is a county located in central England.
    '''Worcestershire''' ({{IPAc-en|ˈ|w|ʊ|s|t|ər|ʃ|ər}} {{respell|WUUS|tər|shər}}) is a county located in central [[England]].

Common practice is to put no punctuation except one space between the IPA and the respelling for clarity, as in:

Any parameter containing an underscore will not generate adjoining hyphens and will instead turn the underscore into a space, allowing for denoting word boundaries, alternate pronunciations, and affix ellipses. For example:

Examples

See also