/aɪ piː ˈeɪ/


This template is used to directly format IPA characters. Unlike {{IPA}}, it does not add anything before the formatted characters. ({{IPA}} adds the word "IPA", linked to Wiktionary:International Phonetic Alphabet, as well as a superscripted "(key)", linked to a language-specific Appendix explaining that language's pronunciation, e.g. Appendix:English pronunciation.) It takes parameters similar to {{IPA}}, most notably one or more unnamed parameters listing IPA pronunciations. For example:

From {{fr-conj-auto}} for -ger verbs:

(to indicate that the {{m|fr||-g-}} is a “soft” {{IPAchar|/ʒ/}} and not a “hard” {{IPAchar|/ɡ/}})


(to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/)

Note that unlike most pronunciation templates, this template does not have a parameter for specifying a language.


|1=, |2=, |3= ...
Indicates one or more pronunciations. These should be formatted in correct IPA and be surrounded by slashes / / for phonemic representations, and square brackets [ ] for phonetic representations. They will be displayed separated by commas.
Specifies a qualifier to be placed before pronunciation N. This is formatted with the {{qualifier}} template.
Specifies one or more reference footnotes to be placed after pronunciation N. |ref= corresponds to |1=, |ref2= corresponds to |2=, etc. The footnote superscript appears directly after the corresponding pronunciation. If you specify this, you should include a ===References=== section with <references /> in it. To specify multiple footnotes for a single respelling, separate them with  !!! (with or without spaces). To specify a name for a given footnote, use <<name:NAME>> directly after the footnote text, as if <ref name="NAME">...</ref> were used, and to use a previously named footnote a second time, use only <<name:NAME>> with an empty footnote text, as if <ref name="NAME" /> were used. See {{IPA}} for more information on the syntax of the |ref= argument. The parameter |nN= is a deprecated synonym; please do not use.

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