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NATO phonetic alphabet

From Teflpedia

The NATO phonetic alphabet (/neɪtəʊ fənetɪk ælfəbet/) is a professional spelling alphabet. It can be used in class to spell out words, and may be needed for some English for specific purposes, e.g. pilots/air traffic control/military/maritime/railway applications. The words were selected to sound different from each other, even when pronounced in a non-native accent. The name is a misnomer, as it’s not a phonetic alphabet.

It originated with NATO, but is not restricted to that organisation.

The alphabet[edit | edit source]

  • A Alpha /ælfə/
  • B Bravo /brɑ:vəʊ/
  • C Charlie /ʧɑ:li:/
  • D Delta /deltə/
  • E Echo /ekəʊ/
  • F Foxtrot /fɒkstrrɒt/
  • G Golf /gɒlf/
  • H Hotel /həʊtel/
  • I India /ɪndɪə/
  • J Juliet /ʤu:lɪet/
  • K Kilo /ki:ləʊ/
  • L Lima /li:mə/
  • M Mike /maɪk/
  • N November /nəʊvembə/
  • O Oscar /ɒskə/
  • P Papa /pæpə/
  • Q Quebec /kwebek/
  • R Romeo /rəʊmɪəʊ/
  • S Sierra /sɪeərə/
  • T Tango /tæŋgəʊ/
  • U Uniform /ju:nɪfɔ:m/
  • V Victor /vɪktə/
  • W Whiskey /'wɪski:/
  • X X-ray /eksreɪ/
  • Y Yankee /jæŋki:/
  • Z Zulu /zu:lu:/

References[edit | edit source]