|This is the pronunciation key for IPA transcriptions of Walloon on Wikipedia.|
It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Walloon 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 chart below shows how the International Phonetic Alphabet(IPA) represents Walloon language pronunciation in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see Template:IPA and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.
- Walloon consonants are devoiced word-finally, i.e. /d/ changes to [t], /dʒ/ to [tʃ], /z/ to [s], and so on. This is not shown in the spelling.
- The groups ⟨sch⟩, ⟨jh⟩ and ⟨xh⟩ are all realized as simply [h] in certain dialects. ⟨sch⟩ may also surface as [ʃ] or [sk].
- The digraph ⟨sh⟩ is pronounced [s] in some varieties, [ʃ] in others.
- As in French, stress always falls on the last vowel in Walloon.
- /ɑː/ and /ɑ̃/ show variation with [aː]/[ɔː]/[oː] and [ɔ̃], respectively.
- Open-mid /ɛː/ and /ɛ̃/ may be close-mid [eː] and [ẽ].
- Merges with [yː] in some dialects.
- "Walloon language, alphabet and pronunciation". Omniglot. March 20, 2013.