|This is the pronunciation key for IPA transcriptions of Malayalam on Wikipedia.|
It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Malayalam 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.
The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Malayalam pronunciations. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see Template:IPA and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.
- modern orthography uses ന for both /n̪/ and /n/, and ഩ is no longer used.
- ഫ is used to represent both /f/ and /pʰ/.
- only occurs after /n/
- [ə] may occur as an allophone of /a/ in some word-medial and final positions.
- archaic, modern orthography uses ൗ instead