For naming all the things!
What are phonetics? It's a branch of linguistics that comprises the study of the sounds of human speech. They are use to be able to better speak and properly speak different words. This is even more important in radio communications so that everyone understands each other.
Below you will find various phonetics, also known as spelling alphabets, from various times and languages. You can use the random generator to create different codes or to inspire you.
How to use the generator
If this How To doesn't make any sense, do let me know.
Choose a phonetic from the drop-down.
Click the Randomize button to randomly get something random from the selected phonetic set.
Making a set:
Click the Create a set button to begin a set with the current phonetic shown.
Click Randomize or select anoter phonetic set from the drop down and click again on Create a set.
You should get something like:
Click on Reset to restart.
Here's a list of qualifiers that may be of interest to complement your set:
If this is not your first visit and updates have been made since the last time you came, you may need to do an hard refresh (CTRL+F5).
- You may or may not agree with the way words are written or the formatting when creating a set, the awesome thing is that you may write and format the words anyway you like. I'm won't even judge you.
- If you have any ideas or suggestions to improve this generator, I can be found on reddit under the username deathguyQC.
- For RAF 1943-1956, some letters had more than one possible phonetic which are included in the table below as well as the generator: I for
Interrogatory; J for
Johnny; N for
Negat; P for
- Some written alternative:
- Intepret the Arabic set with caution. Romanization may not be accurate due to language and symbols differences. See the Wikipedia page for more information.
- NATO Phonetic Alphabet - Wikipedia, May 13th, 2016 - includes military alphabets from WWI and WWII
- LAPD Radio Alphabet - Wikipedia, May 13th, 2016
- German orthography - Wikipedia, May 13th, 2016
- Greek spelling alphabet - Wikipedia, May 13th, 2016
- Russian spelling alphabet - Wikipedia, May 13th, 2016
- Spelling alphabet - Wikipedia, there's actually more languages phonetics that I haven't included at this time, please contact me if you would like to have more options
- Afaan Oromo/Alphabet - Wikipedia, May 18th, 2016
- Romanization of Arabic - Wikipedia, May 18th, 2016
- Afrikaans - Wikipedia, May 18th, 2016
- Japanese radiotelephony alphabet - Wikipedia, May 18th, 2016
- 1.2 Added Oromo, Afrikaans, Arabic (romanized) and Japanase (Kana) languages and reorganized The Lists section for easier reading.
- 1.1 Added
All phonetic setsoption in drop-down menu.
- 1.0 Initial release.