Also known as the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet the icao phonetic alphabet or the nato phonetic alphabet it assigns code words to the 26 letters of the alphabet. Do you know all your abcs.
Spelling alphabets such as the nato phonetic alphabet consists of a set.
Phonetic alphabet letter m. The apco phonetic alphabet a k a. The purpose of the phonetic alphabet is to ensure that letters are clearly understood even when speech is distorted or hard to hear. Can you make the m sound.
What is the phonetic alphabet. Lapd radio alphabet is the term for an old competing spelling alphabet to the icao radiotelephony alphabet defined by the association of public safety communications officials international from 1941 to 1974 that is used by the los angeles police department lapd and other local and state law enforcement agencies across the state of california and. Useful for spelling words and names over the phone.
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. 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 phonetic alphabet assigns code words to each of the 26 letters of the alphabet.
The phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio telephone and encrypted messages. In english the oxford english dictionary first edition says that m is sometimes a vowel in words like spasm and in the suffix ism. The letter m represents the bilabial nasal consonant sound in the orthography of latin as well as in that of many modern languages and also in the international phonetic alphabet.
What comes next in the alphabet. The phonetic alphabet can also be signaled with flags lights and morse code. Time to learn the letter m with jacinta from bounce patrol.
The importance of this universal code cannot be overstressed. The ipa is used by lexicographers foreign language students and teachers linguists speech language pathologists. 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 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. Phonetic alphabets are used to indicate through symbols or codes what a speech sound or letter sounds like. The nato phonetic alphabet is instead a spelling alphabet also known as telephone alphabet radio alphabet word spelling alphabet or voice procedure alphabet.