|This is the pronunciation key for IPA transcriptions of Yiddish on Wikipedia.|
It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Yiddish 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.
This page describes how IPA is used to transcribe Yiddish words at Wikipedia. It follows the pronunciation of "Standard Yiddish" (or "YIVO Yiddish"), as described in such works as Uriel Weinreich's College Yiddish and Modern English-Yiddish Yiddish-English Dictionary. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see ((IPA-yi)) and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.
See Yiddish phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Yiddish.
|Other symbols used in transcription of Yiddish|
|ˈ||Primary stress (placed before the stressed syllable), e.g. אײזל [ˈɛɪzl̩] 'donkey'|
|ˌ||Secondary stress, e.g. מאַמע־לשון [ˈmaməˌlɔʃn̩] 'Yiddish as mother tongue'|