Useful for spelling words and names over the phone. 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.
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.
Letter h phonetic 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 phonetic alphabet can also be signaled with flags lights and morse code. The lowercase form h represents the voiceless glottal fricative and the small capital form ʜ represents the voiceless epiglottal.
Phonetic alphabets are used to indicate through symbols or codes what a speech sound or letter sounds like. This alphabet song in our let s learn about the alphabet series is all about the consonant letter h your children will be engaged in singing listening and following along as. They are not a system for transcribing speech sounds.
They are not a phonetic alphabet in the sense in which that term is used in phonetics i e. The nato phonetic alphabet is instead a spelling alphabet also known as telephone alphabet radio alphabet word spelling alphabet or voice procedure alphabet. The allied military phonetic spelling alphabets prescribe the words that are used to represent each letter of the alphabet when spelling other words out loud letter by letter and how the spelling words should be pronounced.
The phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio telephone and encrypted messages. The nato phonetic alphabet also sometimes referred to as alpha bravo charlie is actually officially called the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet. 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 alphabets such as the nato phonetic alphabet consists of a set. A unique feature of this alphabet is that it includes corresponding symbols for the morse code. The international phonetic alphabet ipa is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the latin alphabet.
As a phonetic symbol in the international phonetic alphabet ipa it is used mainly for the so called aspirations fricative or trills and variations of the plain letter are used to represent two sounds. Learn the letter h. The international civil aviation organization icao created code words that it connected to the letters of the english alphabet.