User talk:Xyzzyva

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Hi, would you mind moving this to Template:zh-tone? We generally follow a pattern of having the large number of templates for particular languages start with (code)-. Robert Ullmann 17:30, 26 September 2008 (UTC)


Please do not remove regional tags, as English pronunciation between the UK and US is often significantly different. You also seem to have occasional trouble marking secondary stress, as you you removed it from expedite, but included it in cosign. On the whole though, your IPA edits look good, and we're very glad to have you adding pronunciations. --EncycloPetey 02:18, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Also, please do not indent audio links or homophones, etc. These are only indented under specific pronunciations in long section with multiple regional pronunciations, more than one audio file, etc. Rhymes and homophones should almost never be indented. --EncycloPetey 02:20, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

You were asked not to remove pronunciations, but have now removed Canadian-specific pronunciations. You have been blocked for removing content. --18:07, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

SAMPA and regional pronunciations[edit]

When there are multiple regional pronunciations, we sort them alphabetically by the label, e.g.

Also, if you are familiar with SAMPA and/or enPR (also known as AHD), please could you add these at the same time you add the IPA pronunciations. I find Wiktionary:English pronunciation key useful for this. Thryduulf 11:32, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Please use the {{a}} templates for the Brazillian and Portuguese Portuguese pronunciations - i.e.

* {{a|Brazil}} * {{a|Portugal}}

And please sort the pronunciations into alphabetical order by region label, as I noted above. e.g. Brazil comes before Portugal, and UK comes before US. Thanks Thryduulf (talk)
There isn't a list of the valid codes exactly, we do have category:Accent templates and anything in there starting "Template:accent:" is a defined entry for the {{a}} templates. That doesn't show redirects though (e.g. {{accent:Portugal}} redirects to {{accent:PT}}), for these you have to look at Special:PrefixIndex/Template:accent:.
However, don't worry too much as the {{a}} template accepts anything, whether it is a defined template or not (e.g. {{a|Middle Earth}} gives (Middle Earth)). If there is something that you think should get a link, just create the template with name you want, e.g. to get a label for Lisbon, you'd create template:accent:Lisbon. Just copy the formatting of an existing template if there isn't another template that provides this label, or if there is just create a redirect to the existing template at the new title.
If you aren't sure whether or not a label should be used, I suggest asking at either Wiktionary talk:Pronunciation or Wiktionary:Beer parlour. If any of this doesn't make sense, drop me a note on my talk page and I'll try again when I'm next awake! Thryduulf (talk) 00:46, 10 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi. I sometimes see /ɵ/ where I expect to see /ə/, like in this edit by you. Is this a mistake that comes from their similar shape or does it represent a real pronunciation? Thanks. —Internoob (DiscCont) 22:27, 2 May 2011 (UTC)