|This is the pronunciation key for IPA transcriptions of Catalan on Wikipedia.|
It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Catalan 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 Catalan language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see ((IPA-ca)), ((IPA-va)) and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.
There are two major standards, one of Catalan (C)—based in the Central Coast of Catalonia, encompassing most Eastern Catalan features—and one of Valencian (V)—based in Southern Valencia, encompassing most Western Catalan features. Neither variant is preferred over the other in Wikipedia articles except in cases where a local pronunciation is clearly more relevant (such as a place in Catalonia or a Valencian artist).
See Catalan phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of standard Catalan and Valencian, and Catalan orthography for the main correspondences between spelling and pronunciation. (For an extensive list of spelling-to-sound correspondences, see this)
|Phonetic deviations from Standard Valencian
(i.e. commonalities with Standard Catalan)
|Betacism||/b/, /v/ → /b/||bell, vell||best|
|/b/, /v/ → [β]||abans, avanç||vest|
|Deaffrication of /dʒ/ (in intervocalic position)||/dʒ/ → [ʒ]||dijous, fugir||genre|