It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Bengali 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. Changes should reflect consensus; especially if the conventions of this key are already in wide use, any substantive change to it should be discussed on the talk page first so as not to create discrepancies between the key and transcriptions.
^⟨জ⟩ and ⟨য⟩ may represent a voiced affricate /dʒ/ in Standard Bengali words of native origin, but they can also represent /z/ in foreign words and names (জাকাত[zakat] 'zakah charity', আজিজ[aziz] 'Aziz'). However, many speakers usually replace /z/ with /dʒ/.
^The alveolar trill [r] usually occurs at the start of words although it may be replaced by an alveolar tap [ɾ], especially in the middle and end of words.
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