We have included each letter with its name and plural below the list of examples. They are weird and don t always contain the letter they represent.
The united states uses zee while other countries use zed.
Phonetic spelling of the letter e. 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. Each word code word stands for its initial letter alphabetical symbol. The phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio telephone and encrypted messages.
Apparently there are official spellings of the letters. 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 phonetic alphabet is a spelling alphabet a set of words used instead of letters in oral communication i e.
Over the phone or military radio. Spelling letters usually occurs in compound names or derivatives. They make you uncomfortable seem to follow no apparent rules and.
Useful for spelling words and names over the phone. The phonetic alphabet can also be signaled with flags lights and morse code. These spellings are different than the phonetic alphabet used to distinguish similar sounding letters while speaking.