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This template is used to produce a phonemic representation (using the IPA system) of Arabic words or sounds, using natural spelling to avoid the need to search for the correct phonetic symbols. The result is wikilinked to Wikipedia:IPA for Arabic. Optionally, an audio file can also be specified.


The number of parameters is always limited to 50.

Normal usage:

To change the delimiters (for example, if several instances of the template need to be strung together because of the limit on the number of parameters):

The full range of special values for the first parameter (changing the delimiters and/or specifying that the next parameter is an audio file) is as follows:

  • -- [- -] // /- -/ AUD -]AUD //AUD -/AUD

The following parameters have special meanings:

  • - (hyphen) for a space between words
  • ' (apostrophe) for a primary stress mark (placed before the stressed syllable)
  • , (comma) for a secondary stress mark (placed before the stressed syllable)
  • . (period) for a syllable break

Other values used as parameters will be displayed unconverted. (The conversion system is coded in Template:c-ar.)

See also