The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet
(IPA) represents Irish-language
pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see , and .
See Irish phonology
for a more thorough look at the sounds of Irish.
Comparison of transcription schemes
Materials published elsewhere use somewhat different conventions from those used at Wikipedia. For example, it is a longstanding tradition to leave velarized ("broad") consonants unmarked and mark palatalized ("slender") consonants with the prime
, but that is not standard IPA usage.
This section compares the IPA system used at Wikipedia (which is based on that used by Ailbhe NÃ Chasaide in her description of Irish in the ''Handbook of the International Phonetic Association'', ) with the systems used in some other works.
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