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phonetic alphabet

[fə′ned·ik ′al·fə‚bet]
(communications)
A list of standard words used for positive identification of letters in a voice message transmitted by radio or telephone.

phonetic alphabet

The standard words and combination of words used for each of the letters in the alphabet during radio transmissions. This ensures that letters are not misunderstood during radio reception. These are agreed upon internationally and are followed worldwide. See International Phonetic Alphabet.
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The phonetic symbols are taken from the phonetics list in the Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd.
In these examples, it is either the middle phonetic symbol, or the 2nd and 4th symbols, which represent the vowel sounds.
Each of the words below has more than one identical phonetic symbol represented by a different letter or group of letters.
Appended are: (1) Stress placement rules; (2) Critical pronunciation areas to the intelligibility of Arab learners; (3) The inventory of English phonetic symbols; (4) English sound-spelling rules; (5) A suggested list of the characteristics of English pronunciation teaching content; (6) A suggested list of pronunciation teaching competencies that English language teachers should be equipped with to teach pronunciation; (7) The first version of the content analysis card; (8) The first version of the observation card; (9) List of referees; (10) The final version of the content analysis card; (11) The final version of the observation card; (12) Permission for applying the observation card; and (13) Target pronunciation areas in "English for Palestine" series.
Enhanced with new anthology readings, common spelling variants, phonetic symbols and terms, a glossary, references, and a comprehensive index, "Introduction To Old English" is an ideal student textbook and highly recommended addition to academic library instructional reference collections.
The proud announcement by the publishers "Each volume of the series is subjected to a double peer-reviewing process" would have one expect that the notoriously difficult jobs of checking and proofreading of texts full of phonetic symbols would be performed with very great care but that's not quite the impression one gets.
Phonetic transcription involves accurately identifying phonetic sounds and associating them to phonetic symbols.
The art of declamation of la drammatica was composed of phonetic symbols which represented phonological features such as intonations, stress, emphasis, vocal colourful, etc..
Notwithstanding de Angulo's idiosyncratic approach to phonetic symbols, which frustrated Boas, he was far ahead of his time in other areas, such as the organization of lexis into semantic fields instead of alphabetical word lists.
In his transcription, David Crystal only uses phonetic symbols in the spelling of words whose pronunciation was different in early modern English from what it is in contemporary British Received Pronunciation (RP).
The text also introduces the transcription of speech into phonetic symbols and touches on the related field of phonology.
I was a resident during the time of the "transcription pool." Transcription ("the conversion of speech sounds to phonetic symbols") did indeed occur there, but it wasn't a pool, at least not in the sense I understand pools.