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Page updated - 16 August 2005

Internationally accepted Phonetic Alphabet - used for audio communication for increased clarity

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Phonetics & Pronunciation

Numbers

Pronunciation

A

Alpha (aL FAH)

0

ZERO

B

Bravo (BRAH VOH)

1

WUN

C

Charlie (CHAR LEE)

2

TOO

D

Delta (DELL TAH)

3

THUH-REE

E

Echo (ECK OH)

4

FO-WER

F

Foxtrot (FOKS TROT)

5

FI-YIV

G

Golf (GOLF)

6

SIX

H

Hotel (HOH TELL)

7

SEVEN

I

India (iN DEE AH)

8

ATE

J

Juliet (JEW LEE ETT)

9

NINER

K

Kilo (KEY LOH)

 

 

L

Lima (LEE MAH)

 

Figures are spoken thus:

1609  'figures wun six zero niner'

 

If an exact hundred or thousand,

they are spoken as:

M

Mike (MIKE)

N

November (NO VEM BER)

O

Oscar (OSS CAR)

P

Papa (pAH PAH)

100

figures, wun hundred

Q

Quebec (KWA BECK)

1,000

figures, wun thousand

R

Romeo (ROW ME OH)

2,000

figures, too thousand

S

Sierra (SEE AIR RAH)

40,000

figures, fo-wer zero thousand

T

Tango (TANG GO)

 

 

U

Uniform (YOU NEE FORM)

 

Sometimes thousand is pronounce

 as 'tousand' ('t' and not 'th')

V

Victor (VIK TAH)

 

W

Whiskey (WISS KEY)

 

 

X

X-Ray (ECKS RAY)

 

 

Y

Yankee (YANG KEY)

 

 

Z

Zulu (ZOO LOO)