DailyCues.com makes use of an adaptive notation system so that pronunciation examples appear according to preferences set by the user. By using simple code in the article a word and its pronunciation can be shown (e.g., pat /pppæăattt/). The slashes around the pronunciation indicate a fairly broad transcription is used. In other words, just the building blocks are shown.
Sometimes it is necessary to add more detail by provideing a more narrow transcritption that may have information about how a word is produced in speech [pʰXXXXæăattt] (e.g., /p/ may be accompanied by a puff of air at the beginning of a word). In this case, it is customary to use brackets around the pronunciation to indicate that a phonetic transcription is provided.
Below is the code to include adaptive transcritption in articles:
|Code||Description||How It Appears|
|//p//||Double slashes around IPA||/ppp/|
|//pæt//||Double slashes around IPA||/pppæăattt/|
|//pʰ//||Double slashes around IPA with an asterisk inside right slashes||[pʰXXXX]|
|//pʰæt//||Double slashes around IPA with an asterisk inside right slashes||[pʰXXXXæăattt]|
Note: The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) must be used in the coding of examples which will then appear in articles according to user preferences.