Sunday, 8 April 2012
This is a fun way to improve your ability to:
1. Communicate clearly.
2. Improve speech-recognition software performance.
3. Impress your friends and colleagues with your professionalism.
You hear: “Alpha Bravo Charlie” and know it comes from a spelling alphabet list. The ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) spelling alphabet, also known as the NATO phonetic alphabet or international radiotelephony spelling alphabet, is the most popular. It is frequently referred to as "the phonetic alphabet" but spelling alphabets are different from phonetic transcription systems like the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Speech Recognition Software
The ICAO Spelling Alphabet is very useful when using your speech recognition software "spell it" feature. The program does not always understand your letter pronunciation but will react correctly to the phonetic alphabet very easily. You can input a word it fails to recognize quickly.
Suppose you say "antic" and the voice recognition software responds with "frantic" or "ranting". Instruct it to "spell it" and then say quickly: Alpha November India Tango Charlie. It never fails to get what you mean.
Telephone or Radio
The ICAO alphabet enables pronunciation and understanding by anyone transmitting and receiving voice messages by radio or telephone whatever their own language. This increases safety especially when lives might be endangered due to transmission static. It is used by police, armed forces, pilots and anyone such as car dealers who need to communicate license plate numbers accurately over the phone.
Practice the list and in no time you will sound very professional.
The Phonetic Alphabet Quiz
You are given a choice of three answers to each question. Click on the correct answer. If you get it wrong you return to the beginning. You have to learn the history to progress. You can cheat by using the forward buttons but your challenge is to learn the phonetic alphabet.
You can own a copy by visiting this link.Phonetic Alphabet Ebook Quiz
Posted by William Clark at 01:05