Useful for spelling words and names over the phone. The nato phonetic alphabet which uses a standardized set of codewords in order to refer to the letters in the english alphabet is the most common type of phonetic alphabet in modern use.
The ipa is used by lexicographers foreign language students and teachers linguists speech language pathologists.
Nato phonetic letter case. The nato phonetic alphabet is the most widely used radiotelephone spelling alphabet it is officially the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet and also commonly known as the icao phonetic alphabet with a variation officially known as the itu phonetic alphabet and figure code the international civil aviation organization icao assigned codewords acrophonically to the letters of the. The nato alphabet became effective in 1956 and a few years later turned into the established universal phonetic alphabet for all military civilian and amateur radio communications. A unique feature of this alphabet is that it includes corresponding symbols for the morse code.
It assigns a word to each letter so that a letter s name begins with the letter itself. Black letters on a faux aged paper textured background. All posters are professionally printed packaged and shipped within 3 4 business days.
Nato phonetic alphabet aviation decor pilot gift boys room decor gift for him morse code military decor. The entire nato phonetic alphabet including digits. 26 code words assigned to the 26 letters of the english alphabet.
The purpose of the phonetic alphabet is to ensure that letters are clearly understood even when speech is distorted or hard to hear. The nato phonetic alphabet is a spelling alphabet a set of words used instead of letters in oral communication i e. The importance of this universal code cannot be overstressed.
I printed this page cut out the table containing the nato phonetic alphabet below and taped it to the side of my computer monitor when i was a call center help desk technician. The 26 code words in the nato phonetic alphabet are assigned to the 26 letters of the. Lower case letters came to be in after 800 ad.
The international phonetic alphabet ipa is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the latin alphabet it was devised by the international phonetic association in the late 19th century as a standardized representation of the sounds of spoken language. Ideal for pilots future pilots or aviation enthusiasts. Morse code and phonetic alphabet poster by mark rogan.
Phonetic alphabets in general and the nato phonetic alphabet in particular are useful tools since they can help you communicate more effectively in. The term nato alphabet was adopted prior to the cold war as an alternative name for the icao phonetic alphabet after it was used in a publication for the navies of all nato members. Each word code word stands for its initial letter alphabetical symbol.
The nato phonetic alphabet is a spelling alphabet used by airline pilots police members of the military and other officials when communicating over radio or telephone. Over the phone or military radio.