Help:WildWords Respelling Guide
WildWords has decided to use a respelling system, because it bases pronunciation off of other words, and allows the reader to use their own personal speech patterns, instead of forcing the user to conform to a speech pattern other than their own.
This system was chosen due to high simplicity in readability without necessarily needing to refer to the chart. However, the chart still remains as a reference for any reader who is confused, and as the standard for any writer adding to WildWords.
|or||soar, core, floor|
|ə||ago, legal, occur|
Syllables will be separated by spaces. Stress will be indicated by an apostrophe at the beginning of a stressed syllable. Separate words will be separated by a forward slash.
- iguana [ih ‘gwah nə]
- logistics [lə ‘jih stihks]
- rather [‘ra thər]
- Norris ['nor rihs]
- United States of America [yoo ‘ni ted / stayts / əv / ə ‘mer ih ka]
Acronyms and Initialisms
Terms that are pronounced letter by letter (e.g. NCE) are considered to be made up of different words and thus separated by forward slashes as in [‘en / ‘see / ‘ee]. Terms that are pronounced as a word (e.g. PARC) or some unique pronunciation (e.g. NESB) use spaces to separate different syllables as in [‘pahrk] or [‘nez ‘bee]. When using forward slashes, there is a space before and after the slash. Stress marks are placed according to spoken emphasis.