The phonetic symbol in blue is to the left and on the right are example words. The letters in red indicate the part of the example word which has the sound that the phonetic symbol represents.

Rough basic guide to use of phonetic symbols.

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This site is not intended to be authoritative. For authoritative information consult the Dictionary of the Scots Language. For definitive guidance on the use of phonetic symbols try the International Phonetic Association website or a dictionary. Special thanks to the Summer School of Linguistics who provide quality phonetic font sets, one of which is used here.