It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Mauritian Creole 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.
^ abAt the end of a word or before a consonant, the sequence of a vowel followed by ⟨r⟩ is realized as a long vowel or diphthong.
^/h/ appears only in words of English or Indic origin, but in all cases it may be optionally omitted.
^[ə] occurs in words which traditionally had /i/ deriving from standard French[ə, œ] in their initial syllable (e.g. dëló "water" from de l'eau). In such words, [ə] is unstressed, but a stressed [ə] is also heard as the reflex of English /ʌ/ in a few words such as rëgbi "rugby". All words in which [ə] occurs also have alternative pronunciations with another vowel so [ə] is not yet phonemic.
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