This is the pronunciation key for IPA transcriptions of Egyptian Arabic on Wikipedia.It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Egyptian 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.For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. For the distinction between [ ], / / and ⟨ ⟩, see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters.
The romanization of the examples is the commonly used form in Egypt
- ^ The classicized consonant [q] only occurs in Classical Arabic borrowings and proper nouns.
- ^ The phonemes /p/, /v/ and /ʒ/ are only found in loanwords and they can be pronounced as /b/, /f/ and /ʃ/ respectively depending on the speaker.
- ^ a b [ɪ~e] and [i] are allophones of the phoneme /i/. Word initial and medial /i/ in stressed syllables typically varies across [ɪ~e], but it is strictly [i] at the end of words, in unstressed syllables.
- ^ a b [ʊ~o] and [u] are allophones of the phoneme /u/. Word initial and medial /u/ in stressed syllables typically varies across [ʊ~o], but it varies [u~ʊ~o] in final positions.
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