?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Beowabbit
Now mostly on Facebook (and rarely caught up even there)
Draft of Do-Gooder Phonetic Alphabet 
14th-May-2012 01:05 am
Lang: Rosetta stone
OK, thanks for the suggestions, all! Here’s my first draft of the Do-Gooder Phonetic Alphabet:
ACOCOA
BSUBTLE
CINDICTMENT
DHANDKERCHIEF
EQUEUE
FHALFPENNY (pron. HAY-puh-nee)
GSIGN
HHONOR
IBRUISE
JMARIJUANA
KKNICKERS
LSALMON
MMNEMONIC
NDAMN
OLEOPARD
PPSYCHIATRIST
QLACQUER
RSARSPARILLA
SISLAND
TBALLET
UBUOY BUILDER
VMILNGAVIE (pron. mill-GUY, a town near Glasgow)
WANSWER
XPRIX
YPEPYS
ZRENDEZVOUS
[some other possibilities] BREAD EARLY, LIMB LAMB, MUSCLE CZAR, WEDNESDAY HANDSOME, MORGUE, HALFPENNY, FOREIGN GNAT GNOSTIC, RHETORIC HEIR HOUR, FASHION, KNEE KNIFE, CAULK, COLUMN LIMN AUTUMN, PNEUMONIA CORPS PTOMAIN(E) PTARMIGAN, RACQUET (maybe KABBALAH, but only if you spell it that way), CORPS, HUSTLE, UILLEANN, WRIST WRAP WRITE WRONG WRY, MONTREUX FAUX XHOSA (in English; in Xhosa it’s a click), PRAYER, CHEZ
Comments 
14th-May-2012 09:58 am (UTC)
In 'buoy' it's the 'u' that's pronounced. At least in Maine. We don't pronounce the 'o'. ;)
14th-May-2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
Oops, you're entirely right! I got that from a not-very-reliable list. (I think I don’t strongly. distinguish the OO sound from the AW sound before Y.) I’ll fix that.
14th-May-2012 11:14 am (UTC)
WOW! My wuzzle came up with all of these?
14th-May-2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
No; I did a bunch of googling to find these. And of course, “handkerchief”, “salmon”, and “psychiatrist” are canon.
(Deleted comment)
19th-May-2012 02:58 am (UTC)
These are quite inspired!
14th-May-2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
I would think "forecastle" (pronounced [foksl]) has a place on the list. ;)

Maybe Qi [chi]?
16th-May-2012 03:55 am (UTC)
I love the idea of this list, and that you completed it, especially. I'm curious, why is it called a "do-gooder list"?
19th-May-2012 02:56 am (UTC)
It’s the Do-Gooder Phonetic Alphabet because it’s the spelling alphabet used by Interplanetary Do-Gooders, just as the NATO Phonetic Alphabet is the spelling alphabet used by NATO personnel. L as in “salmon” and P as in “psychiatrist” were used by Red Shift and his trusty sidekick Lumpy when they went to Holowood and saved Jetpack Jones from the Spetacosians (sp?), and D as in “handkerchief” is also attested.
16th-May-2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised nobody said "U as in Spuyten Duyvil." It's just so much fun to say. :-)
This page was loaded Nov 22nd 2017, 4:02 am GMT.