[Category] Phonetic guides

Writing systems of certain languages do not provide sufficient information about the pronunciation of the words or have a significant number of words/word forms where it's not provided. To provide the information about the pronunciation to children or adult learners, these languages use additional scripts or a modified script, written next/above/below/before/after the main text.

The phonetic guides are used when the intended audience may not have mastered the reading without them - language education texts for children, foreigners or dialect speakers; when the correct pronunciation is considered very important - religious texts, some poetry, dictionaries for disambiguation purposes. It can be used when certain words are known to be difficult - geographical or personal names or when the pronunciation is counter-intuitive.

Some examples of the major languages with difficult writing systems and the most common phonetic guides used:


This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.


  • Niqqud(1 C, 13 P, 4 F)


Pages in category "Phonetic guides"

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