..there are only twenty-three basic sonants to symbolise,
so an efficient phonetic alphabet only requires twenty-three basic letters and a quiet gap symbol ...
..This reduced-symbol phonetic script system is based on the use of
twenty-three latin letters for sonants and the dash character for a brief gap of silence
to systematically symbolise a wide variety of words in all sorts of languages...
The twenty-three letters are presented here in the order in which their corresponding sounds occur in the mouth
from back of the mouth to the front...
recommended small characters:
is sounded as in French 'ami'.
is the 'a' in 'act'.
as in 'go'.
as in 'let'.
is the 'a' in 'all'.
as in 'pot'.
is the 'l' in 'let'.
is the 'i' in 'pit'.
as in 'set'.
as the 'i' in 'firm'.
as in 'zip'.
as in 'put'.
Small letters p
stands for 'd' as in 'deep',
for 'p' as in 'poke'.
It is also recommended that the letters G
, and B
are left-right reversed
- as also their traditional small letter counter-parts excepting little b
which remains unchanged.
can be used as the
gap character to keep sounds separated with minimal interval (A-I, T-H).
¨, ˆ and ˜
are the three basic pronunciation-adjustment symbols:
In German 'fünf' where the tongue is in the position
used to make the 'i' sound and the lips are in the
'm' position can be
indicated as ü.
and 'o' in Italian 'no' needs a symbol to indicate the raised tongue
and rounded lips - ö and the short 'u' within the French
'lui' as ü.
- French 'blanc', ôeun,
- French 'un'.
Voiced friction: lue˜gvuw
- Spanish 'luego'.
can be 'ys'/'sy' run-together
as in the French pronunciation of 'j'.
can be 'ph' run-together as in 'finger'.
...many compound / composite sounds are symbolised by
stringing basic sound elements together
in whichever order seems more accurate...
XX – the 'a' sound in French 'amour'
XXX – the long 'a' sound in 'father'
XLV – the 'i' in 'fire'
XU – the 'u' of 'cut'
AQ – the 'ou' in 'out'
AQV – as 'ou' of 'sour'
KH – the 'ch' in Scottish 'loch'
EE – the long 'ea' of 'bear'
EL – the 'eh' in German 'sehr'
ELL – the 'ai' in 'main'
EVU – the 'ö' in German 'schön'
HKH – the 'ch' in German 'ich'
OO – the long 'oo' as in 'moor'
OOU – the long 'o' in German 'so'
OEU – the 'ö' in German 'zwölf'
IY – like the 'll' in Spanish 'llamar'
LL – the long 'i' as in French 'il'
LLL – the long 'ee' as in 'see'
SH – 'sh' sound as in 'shy'
VUW – vowel-syllable 'o..' as in 'note'
NY – like the 'ñ' in Spanish 'España'
DYZ/DZY/DJ/DY – hard 'j' as English 'jug'
TH – sound of 'th' in the word 'thank'
DH – sound of 'th' in the word 'that'
UUW – the 'oo' in 'moon'
UWV/UUWV – as in 'skewer'
Further symbols of influence might of course be utilised - for instance:
The lowering of the tongue tip as in _iyamxr
- Spanish 'llamar'...
?.... 'a little practise.. ...intuitions/intimations and its second nature..' ¿