The nato phonetic alphabet is instead a spelling alphabet also known as telephone alphabet radio alphabet word spelling alphabet or voice procedure alphabet. A spelling alphabet word spelling alphabet voice procedure alphabet radio alphabet or telephone alphabet is a set of words used to stand for the letters of an alphabet in oral communication.
Spelling letters usually occurs in compound names or derivatives.
Letter phonetic spelling. This online phonetic alphabet converter tool that will phoneticise any text that you enter in the below box. Apparently there are official spellings of the letters. There are multiple letter combinations that can represent the same sound e g the sound in fan graph half or laugh.
They are weird and don t always contain the letter they represent. Useful for spelling words and names over the phone. Phonetic alphabets are used to indicate through symbols or codes what a speech sound or letter sounds like.
The united states uses zee while other countries use zed. The phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio telephone and encrypted messages. These spellings are different than the phonetic alphabet used to distinguish similar sounding letters while speaking.
An alternate way to create words. Each word in the spelling alphabet typically replaces the name of the letter with which it starts. There are multiple sounds associated with individual letters e g the f in fan vs.
What is phonetic spelling. 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. Spelling is how we put words together but what is phonetic spelling.
Spelling alphabet radio alphabet or telephone alphabet is a set of words which are used to stand for the letters of an alphabet. In english some words are pronounced exactly as they look. 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 problem with phonetic spelling is that english is not phonetic. English uses 26 letters to represent 44 sounds. Phonetic spelling is a system of spelling in which each letter represents one spoken sound.
We have included each letter with its name and plural below the list of examples. They make you uncomfortable seem to follow no apparent rules and. A spelling alphabet is also often called a phonetic alphabet especially by amateur radio enthusiasts recreational sailors in the us and australia and nato military organizations.
The phonetic alphabet can also be signaled with flags lights and morse code.