Phonetic Alphabets

The most widely used phonetic alphabet is the NATO phonetic alphabet.
It is also known as the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet or the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Phonetic Alphabet.

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the N A T O phonetic alphabet

Letter   Word Pronounced
A Alfa AL‧fah
B Bravo BRAH‧voh
C Charlie CHAR‧lee
D Delta DEL‧tah
E Echo EKK‧oh
F Foxtrot FOKS‧trot
G Golf GOL‧f
H Hotel HO‧tell
I India IN‧deeah
J Juliett  JEW‧le‧ett
K Kilo KEY‧loh
L Lima LEE‧mah
M Mike MI‧ke
N November NOH‧vember
O Oscar OSS‧car
P Papa PAH‧pah
Q Quebec keh‧BECK
R Romeo ROW‧meoh
S Sierra see‧AIR‧ah
T Tango TANG‧go
U Uniform YOU‧neeform
V Victor VIK‧ter
W Whiskey WISS‧key
X X ray EKS‧ray
Y Yankee YANG‧ee
Z Zulu ZOO‧loo

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Historical Alphabets

Letter   ICU  UK Military in W W  Ⅰ US Military 
A Amsterdam Ack Able AY‧buhl
B Baltimore Beer Baker BAY‧ker
C Canada Charlie Charlie CHAR‧lee
D Denmark Don Dog Dawg
E Eddystone Edward Easy EE‧zee
F Francisco Freddie Fox Foks
G Gibraltar Gee George Jorje
H Hanover Harry How
I Italy Ink Item EYE‧tem
J Jerusalem Johnnie Jig
K Kimberley King King
L Liverpool London Love
M Madagasgar Emma Mike
N Neufchatel Nuts Nan
O Ontario Oranges Oboe OH‧boh
P Portugal Pip Peter PEE‧ter
Q Quebec Queen Queen Kween
R Rivoli Robert Roger RAH‧jer
S Santiago Esses Sugar Shugar
T Tokio Toc Tare Tair
U Uruguay Uncle Uncle UHN‧kuhl
V Victoria Vic Victor VIK‧ter
W Washington William William WILL‧yam
X Xantippe X ray X ray EKS‧ray
Y Yokohama Yorker Yoke
Z Zululand Zebra Zebra ZEE‧brah

Radiotelephonic Numbers

Number   Code of Signals Pronounced Word ICAO Pronounced
0 Nadazero NAH-DAH-ZAY-ROH Zero ZE-RO
1 Unaone OO-NAH-WUN One WUN
2 Bissotwo BEES-SOH-TOO Two TOO
3 Terrathree TAY-RAH-TREE Three TREE
4 Kartefour KAR-TAY-FOWER Four FOW-ER
5 Pantafive PAN-TAH-FIVE Five FIFE
6 Soxisix SOK-SEE-SIX Six SIX
7 Setteseven SAY-TAY-SEVEN Seven SEV-EN
8 Oktoeight OK-TOH-AIT Eight AIT
9 Novenine NO-VAY-NINER Nine NIN-ER
100 Hundred HUN-dred
1000 Thousand TOUS-AND
decimal point Decimal DAY-SEE-MAL Decimal DAY-SEE-MAL
full stop Stop Stop STOP
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