phoenetic alphabets

The NATO phonetic alphabet (1955):

Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel India
Juliet Kilo Lima Mike November Oscar Papa Quebec Romeo
Sierra Tango Uniform Victor Whiskey Xray Yankee Zulu


British 'Telecom B':

Alfred Benjamin Charles David Edward Frederick George Harry
Isaac Jack King London Mary Nellie Oliver Peter Queen Robert
Samuel Tommy Uncle Victor William Xray Yellow Zebra

British ‘Telecom A':

Amsterdam Baltimore Casablanca Denmark Edison Florida
Gallipoli Havana Italia Jerusalem Kilogramme Liverpool
Madagascar New_York Oslo Paris Quebec Roma Santiago Tripoli
Uppsala Valencia Washington Xantippe Yokohama Zurich


Bombay telephone directory (1962)

Army Brother Cinema Doctor English Father Gold Hotel India
Jam King Lady Mother Navy Orange Paper Queen Raja Sister
Table Uncle Victory Water X-ray Yellow Zero


Kenyan and Tanzanian telephone directories 1966:

Africa Bombay Charlie Durban England Freddie George Harry
India Japan Kenya London Mombasa Nairobi Orange Peter Queen
Robert Sugar Tanga Uganda Victory William X-Ray Yellow
Zanzibar




Used by police in Nassau County, Long Island, New York:

Adam Boston Chicago Denver Edward Frank George Henry Ida
John King Lincoln Mary Nancy Ocean Peter Queen Robert Sam
Thomas Union Victor William X-ray Young Zebra



Used by police in Hutchinson, Kansas:

Adam Boy Charles David Edward Frank George Henry Ida John
King Lincoln Mary Nora Ocean Paul Q.. Robert Sam Tom Union
Victor William X-ray Yankee Zebra

Pre-1954 U.S. Navy Radio Alphabet: (Communications Handbook, 1945)
[formerly used by IBM engineers for hex digits and pin positions]

Able Baker Charlie Dog Easy Fox George How Item Jig King
Love Mike Nan Oboe Peter Queen Roger Sugar Tare Uncle Victor
William X-ray Yoke Zebra

British Army 1927:

Ack Beer Charlie Don Edward Freddy George Harry Ink Johnnie
King London Monkey Nuts Orange Pip Queen Robert Sugar Toc
Uncle Vic William X-ray Yorker Zebra


Royal Navy 1917:

Apples Butter Charlie Duff Edward Freddy George Harry Ink
Johnnie King London Monkey Nuts Orange Pudding Queenie
Robert Sugar Tommy Uncle Vinegar Willie Xerxes Yellow Zebra


U.S. Army 1916:

Able Buy Cast Dock Easy Fox George Have Item Jig King Love
Mike Nap Opal Pup Quack Rush Sail Tape Unit Vice Watch X-ray
Yoke Zed



***** FRENCH *****

[style: A comme Anatole]

anatole bernard c'ecile denise 'emile françois g'erard
henri isidore jean kl'eber louis marcel nicole oscar pierre
quital robert suzanne th'er`ese ursule victor wagon xavier
yvonne zo'e

(Swiss telephone directory 1993)

Anna Berthe Ce'cile Daniel Emile Franc,ois Gustave Henri Ida
Jeanne Kilo Louise Marie Nicolas Olga Paul Quittance Robert
Suzanne The're`se Ulysse Victor William Xavier Yvonne Zurich


***** GERMAN *****

[style: A wie Anton] (official alphabet for emergency services)

Anton Berta C"asar Dora Emil Friedrich Gustav Heinrich Ida
Julius Kaufmann Ludwig Martha Nordpol Otto Paula Quelle
Richard Samuel Theodor Ulrich Viktor Wilhelm Xanthippe
Ypsilon Zacharias

West Berlin telephone directory 1965]

Anton Berta Caesar Dora Emil Friedrich Gustav Heinrich Ida
Julius Karl Ludwig Martha Nordpol Otto Paula Quelle Richard
Siegfried Theodor Ulrich Viktor Wilhelm Xanthippe Ypsilon
Zeppelin


(Swiss telephone directory 1993)

Anna Bertha Ca"sar Daniel Emil Friedrich Gustav Heinrich Ida
Jakob Kaiser Leopold Marie Niklaus Otto Peter Quelle Rosa
Sophie Theodor Ulrich Viktor Wilhelm Xaver Yverdon Zu"rich



***** DUTCH *****

[style: A van Anna]

Contributor: Erik Tjong Kim Sang <erikt@let.rug.nl>

anna bernhard cornelis dirk eduard ferdinand gerard hendrik
izaak jan karel lodewijk marie nico otto pieter quotient
rudolf simon teunis utrecht victor willem xantippe
ij: ijmuiden ypsilon zaandam

[Berlitz phrase book: bernard quadraat]


(Collins phrase book)

Amsterdam Bravo Charlie Dirk Edam Freddie goed help Isaac
Jaap kilo lasso moeder Nico Otto paard Quaker Rudolf suiker
tafel uur vogel wind xylofoon Yankee zout


A Morse code mnemonic alphabet can be found at
<http://nl.scout.net/morse/morse-nl.html>


***** FLEMISH *****

Contributor: Erik Tjong Kim Sang <erikt@let.rug.nl>

arthur brussel carolina desire emiel frederik gustaaf
hendrik isidoor jozef kilogram leopold maria napoleon oscar
piano qualite robert sofie telefoon ursula victor waterloo
xavier yvonne zola


***** SPANISH *****

[style: A de Antonio]

Spanish telephonist's alphabet"

Antonio Barcelona Carmen Chocolate Dolores Enrique Francia
Gerona Historia Ine's Jose' Kilo Lorenzo Llobregat Madrid
Navarra N~on~o Oviedo Pari's Querido Ramo'n Sa'bado
Tarragona Ulises Valencia Washington Xiquena Yegua Zaragoza



(used in ministries in Madrid in the 1960s)

Alicante Bilbao Cádiz Dinamarca España Francia Girona
Huelva Italia Jae'n Kilo Lugo LLamar Madrid Navarra Oviedo
Portugal Queso Roma EreDoble Sevilla Toledo Único Valencia
UveDoble equis Yugoslavia Zaragoza


(Berlitz phrase book) [Latin American] telephonists version

Amalia Beatriz Carmen Domingo Enrique Federico Guatemala
Honduras Ida Jose' Kilo Lima Llave Me'xico Nicaragua N~on~o
Olimpo Pablo Quito Rafael Santiago Teresa Uruguay Venezuela
Washington Xilo'fono Yucata'n Zorro


***** PORTUGUESE *****

[style: A de/como Aviero]

(Berlitz phrase book)

Aveiro Braga Coimbra Dafundo E'vora Faro Guarda Horta
Ita'lia Jose' Kodak Lisboa Maria Nazare' Ovar Porto Queluz
Rossio Setu'bal Tavira Unidade Vidago Waldemar Xavier York
Zulmira

[Azores telephone directory 1966: Braganc,a Kilograma
Wilson]


(Collins phrase books)

Alexandre Banana/Bastos Carlos Daniel Eduardo Franc,a
Gabriel Holanda Ita'lia Jose' Lisboa Maria Nicolau O'scar
Paris Quarto Ricardo Susana Teresa Ulisses Venezuela Xangai
Zebra


***** ITALIAN *****

[style: A come Ancona]


Ancona, Bologna, Como, Domodossola, Empoli, Firenze, Genova,
Hacca, Imola, Jolly, Kappa, Livorno, Milano, Napoli,
Otranto, Pisa/Palermo, Quartomiglio, Roma, Savona/Siena,
Torino, Udine, Venezia, Wagner, Xilofono, York, Zara

(Swiss telephone directory 1993)

Anna Battista Carlo Davide Ernesto Federico Giovanni acca
Isidoro i_lungo cappa Luigi Maria Nicola Olga Pietro
Quintino Rodolfo Susanna Teresa Umberto Vittorio vu_doppia
ics ipsilon Zurigo

[also Geneva directory 1966]


(Cassel language book)

Ancona Bologna Cagliari Domodossola Empoli Firenze Genova
Hotel Imola Jolly Kappa Londra Milano Napoli Otranto Palermo
Quarto Roma Sondrio Torino Udine Vicenza Vdoppio X
Yugoslavia Zagabria


(Cassel business book)

Ancona Bologna Como Domodossola Empoli Firenze Genova Hotel
Imola I_lunga Kursaal Livorno Milano Napoli Otranto Padova
Quarto Roma Savona Torino Udine Venezia Washington Ics
York/yacht Zara


(BBC language book)

Ancona Bologna Como Domodossola Empoli Firenze Genova Hotel
Imola Jersey Kilo Livorno Milano Napoli Otranto Palermo
Quaderno Roma Savona Torino Udine Venezia Washington ics
York Zurigo


Contributor: Salvatore Innaimi <MC1612@mclink.it>

Ancona Bari Como Domodossola Empoli Firenze Genova Acca
Imola Jolly Cappa Livorno Milano Napoli Otranto Palermo
Quartomiglio Roma Siena Torino Udine Venezia Walter Ics York
Zurigo


(Berlitz phrase book)

Ancona Bari Catania Domodossola Empoli Firenze Genova Hotel
Imperia i_lunga kappa Livorno Milano Napoli Otranto Palermo
cu Roma Sassari Torino Udine Venezia v_doppia ix i_greca
zeta


(Collins phrase book)

Ancona Bari Catania Domodossola Empoli Firenze Genova Hotel
Imperia Livorno Milano Napoli Otranto Palermo quarto Roma
Savona Torino Udine Venezia


(Collins phrase book)

Ancona Bari Como Domodossola Empoli Firenze Genova Hotel
Imola Livorno Milano Napoli Otranto Palermo Quarto Roma
Savona Torino Udine Venezia Zara


(Pitman business book)

Ancona Bologna Como Domodossola Empoli Firenze/Forli` Genova
(acca) Imola (i_lunga) (cappa) Livorno Milano Napoli Otranto
Palermo (cu) Roma Savona Torino Udine Venezia Washington
(ics) (ipsilon) Zara


***** ROMANSH *****

[aka Rumansh]

Contributor: Rudolf Lais <chibm5hp@ibmmail.com>

(Swiss telephone directory)

Anna Berta Carla Dora Emil Flurin Guido Hugo Ida Judit Kilo
Luisa Maria Nesa Otto Paula Quirin Rita Silvia Toni Ursin
Victor Willi Xaver Yvonne Zita


***** DANISH *****

[Copenhagen telephone directory: Cecilie Nikolai]

Anna Bernhard Cecilia David Erik Frederik Georg Hans Ida
Johan Karen Ludvig Marie Nikolaj Odin Peter Quintus Rasmus
Soeren Theodor Ulla Viggo William Xerxes Yrsa Zacharias
Äegir Øeresund Åase


***** NORWEGIAN *****

Contributor: seem@oslonett.no (Terje Trane)

(telephone directory)

Anna Bernhard Caesar David Edith Fredrik Gustav Harald Ivar
Johan Karin Ludvig Martin Nils Olivia Petter Quintus Rikard
Sigrid Teodor Ulrik Enkel-V Dobbelt-V Xerxes Ynling Zakarias
ae: Aerleg o-slash: Oern a-circle: Aase

[Berlitz phrase book: enkelt-V dobbelt-V Yngling Aerlig]
[Oslo directory 1965: enkelt-v Yngling Aerlig Oesten]

[the forms Ynling and Aerleg are considered incorrect]


***** SWEDISH *****

Stockholm police [also used officially in Finland]

Adam, Bertil, Cesar, David, Erik, Filip, Gustav, Helge,
Ivar, Johan, Kalle, Ludvig, Martin, Niklas, Olof, Petter,
Quintus, Rudolf, Sigurd, Tore, Urban, Viktor, Wilhelm,
Xerxes, Yngve, Zäta, Åke, Ärlig, Östen


***** FINNISH *****

Contributors: Jukka Rahkonen <jrahkone@viikki.helsinki.fi>
Kaita Seikku <spk@proffa.cc.tut.fi>

Aarne Bertta Celsius Daavid Eemeli Faarao Gideon Heikki
Iivari Jussi Kalle Lauri Matti Niilo Otto Paavo Kuu Risto
Sakari Tyyne Urho Vihtori Viski [ks{ Yrj| Tseta ]ke [iti
\ljy

Uppercase Lowercase
] } a with circle (Swedish)
[ { a with dots
\ | o with dots


(Berlitz phrase book)

Anna Bertta Cecilia Daavid Erkki Faarao Gabriel Heikki
Iivari Jaakko Kalle Lauri Mikko Niilo Otto Pekka Quintus
Risto Sakari Tauno Urho Va"ino" kaksin/kertainen_v Xeres
Yrjo" Zeppelin ruotsalainen_o a"iti o"ljy


Morse code:

.-.- a-umlaut
.- -.- a-circle
- - -. o-umlaut


***** CZECH *****

(phrase book)

Adam Boz~ena Cyril David 'Dumbier Emil Frantis~ek Gustav
Helena Ivan Josef Karel Ludvi'k L'ubochn~a Marie Norbert Oto
Petr Quido Rudolf R~ehor~ Svatopluk S~imon Toma's~ T'epla'
Urban Va'clav dvojite'_ve' Xaver ypsilon Zuzana Z~ofie


***** SLOVAK *****

Contributor: Martin Votruba <votruba+@pitt.edu>

(telephone directory)

Adam, Boz~ena, Cyril, C~adca, Da'vid, D~umbier, Emil,
Frantis~ek, Gusta'v, Helena, CHrudim, Ivan, Karol, Ludvi'k,
L~ubochn~a, Ma'ria, Norbert, N~ - Nitra, Oto, Peter, Quido,
Rudolf, Sva"topluk, S~imon, Toma's~, T~ - Tepla', Urban,
Va'clav, W - dvojite' ve', Xaver, Ypsilon, Zuzana, Z~ofia


***** POLISH *****

Contributor: Michal Jankowski <michalj@fuw.edu.pl>

(Warsaw telephone directory)

Adam Barbara Celina Danuta Ewa Franciszek Genowefa Henryk
Irena Jadwiga Karol Leon L/ukasz Maria Natalia Olga Pawel/
Roman Stanisl/aw Tadeusz Urszula Wl/adysl/aw Xantypa Ygrek
Zygmunt


Contributor: Gyo:ngyo:si Jo'zsef <gyongyosi@bpsof.enet.dec.com>

(used by radio hams)

Adam, Bozena, Celina, Dawid, Ewa, Franek, Grazyna, Henryk,
Irena, Janusz, Kilo, Ludwik, Maria, Natalia, Olga, Pawel/,
Quido, Roman, Stefan, Tomasz, Urban, Violeta, Wanda, Xawer,
Y-grek, Zygmunt


(Berlitz phrase book)

Adam Barbara Celina Dorota Ewa Franciszek Grazyna Henryk
Iwona Jan Karol Leon L/ukasz Maria Natalia Olga Piotr Quiz
Roman Stanisl/aw Tadeusz Urszula Violeta Wacl/aw Xymena
Ypsylon Zenon


***** HUNGARIAN *****

(telephone directory)

Andra's Be'la Cecil Do'ra Eleme'r Ferenc Gizella Hajnalka
Istva'n Ja'nos Katalin Luca Ma'tya's Na'ndor Olga Piroska
Queen Ro'bert Sarolta Ti'mea Ubul Vilmos Walter Xe'nia
Ypsilon Zolta'n


Contributor: Gyo:ngyo:si Jo'zsef <gyongyosi@bpsof.enet.dec.com>

(used by radio hams)

Antal, Be'la, Cecil (Ce'za'r), De'nes, Eleme'r, Ferenc,
Ge'za, Hele'n, Ibolya (Imre), Ja'nos, Ka'roly, La'szlo',
Ma'ria, Nelli, Olga, Pe'ter, Kvelle, Ro'bert, Sa'ndor,
Tama's, Ubul, Viktor (Vilmos), dupla-ve' (dupla-Vilmos,
"viszki"), "x-es", "ipszilon" (jenki), Zolta'n


(Berlitz phrase book)

Alada'r A'gota Bala'zs Ceci'lia De'nes Erzse'bet E'va Ferenc
Ga'bor Hele'n Ilona Jo'zsef Ka'roly La'szlo' Mo'nika Na'ndor
Olga O:do:n Pe'ter Ku' Ro'bert Sa'ndor Tivadar Ubul U:ro:m
Vilma duplave' iksz ipszilon Zora'n


***** CROATIAN *****

Contributor: Ivan.Drzanic@gbcon.g-box.fido.hr (Ivan Drzanic)

Adria, Biokovo, Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Europa, Frankopan,
Gospic, Hrvatska, Istra, Jadran, Karlovac, Lika, Mostar,
Novska, Osijek, Pula, Q, Rijeka, Split, Trogir, Ucka,
Vukovar, W, X, Y, Zagreb


***** SERBO-CROAT *****

(phrase book)

Avala Beograd Cetinje C~ac~ak C'uprija Dubrovnik Djakovo
Dz~amija Evropa Foc~a Gorica Hercegovina Istra Jadran Kosovo
Lika Ljubljana Mostar Nis~ Njegos~ Osijek Pirot Rijeka
Skopje S~ibenik Titograd Uros~evac Valjevo Zagreb Z~irovnica
Kvadrat Duplo_V Ipsilon Iks


***** ROMANIAN *****

(phrase book)

Ana Barbu Constantin Dumitru Elena Florea Gheorghe
Haralambie Ion Jiu kilogram Laza~r Maria Nicolae Olga Petre
qu Radu Sandoo Tudor T,ara~ Udrea Vasile dublu_V Xenia
I_grec zaha~r

***** MODERN GREEK *****

(AA phrase book)

Ale'xandros Vasi'lios Geo'rgios Deme'trios Ele'ne Zoe'
Erakle's Theo'doros Ioa'nnes Konstanti'nos Leoni'das
Mene'laos Niko'laos Xenofo'n Odusse'as Perikle's Ro'dos
Sote'rios Timole'on Upsela'ntes Fo'tios Chre'stos Psa'ltes
Ome'ga


***** TURKISH *****

Contributor: Gorkem Cetin <e077245@narwhal.cc.metu.edu.tr>

ankara bursa ceyhan CankIrI denizli edirne fatsa giresun
hopa Isparta izmir jale kayseri lUleburgaz manisa nazilli
ordu OdemiS pazar rize samsun SarkOy trabzon urfa Unye van
yalova zonguldak


(Berlitz phrase book)

adana balIkesir ceyhan Corum diyarbakIr edirne fatsa giresun
hatay Irmak istanbul jandarma kastamonu lUleburgaz manisa
nazilli ordu OdemiS pazar quebek rize samsun trabzon urla
Unye van dubel_v xavier yozgat zonguldak


Contributor: Fuat C. Baran <fuat@columbia.edu>

(1982 diary) "standard" for telephone

ankara bursa ceyhan Canakkale denizli edirne fatih giresun
hakkAri Ilgaz izmir japonya kayseri lUleburgaz malatya
nevSehir ordu OdemiS polatlI rize sivas Sile trabzon uSak
Unye van yozgat zonguldak


(AA phrase book)

adana bursa cide Canakkale denizli edirne fethiye giresun
hatay Isparta izmir lUleburgaz malatya nevSehir ordu Oren
pamukkale rize sinop Sirvan tokat urfa UskUp van yozgat
zonguldak


***** HEBREW *****

(Israeli Telephone Operators handbook) (phonetics for Roman alphabet)

Affula Binyamina Carmel Dalia Eretz France Gedera Haifa
Israel Jaffa Karkur Lod Moledet Naan Ogen Pardes Queen
Rishon Sefer Tveria Urim Vered Wingate Express Yavniel
Zikhron


***** RUSSIAN *****

Contributor: tom@systemtechnik.tu-ilmenau.de (Thomas Planke)

Aleksej Boris Vasilij Grigorij Dmitrij Elena Zhenja Zoya
Ivan Ivan_Kratkij Kilowatt Leonid Maria Nikolai Olga Pavel
Roman Sergej Tatjana Uljana Fjodor Hariton Zaplja Chelovek
Shura Schuka Tviordiy_Znak Igrek Miagkiy_Znak Emilija Yuri
Jakow


Contributor: "Oleg.A.Chernozyomov" <victoria@rada1.saratov.su>

(currently used in amateur radio)

Anna Boris Vasiliy Galina Dmitriy Yelena Yozh Zhuk Zinaida
Ivan Ivan_Kratkiy Konstantin Leonid Maria Nikolay Olga Pavel
Roman Sergey Tamara Ul'yana Fyodor Hariton Tsentr Chelovek
Shura Shchyuka Tvyordy_Znak Yery Myagkiy_Znak Ekho Yuliana
Yakov

Variants: Anton Grigoriy Yolka Zhenya Zoya Irina/Igor Yot
Kilowatt Lyubov Mikhail Nadezhda/Nina Oleg Polina Radio
Semyon Tatyana Tsaplya Znak/Iks Igrek Znak/Iks

Used informally: Borya Vasya Grisha Galya Dima Zina Kostya
Kolya Lyonya Lyuba Misha Masha Nadya Pasha Roma Sasha Tanya
Fedya Yulya Yasha

Morse code is as follows:

A B W G D E E V Z I J K L M N O P R S T
U F H C /- - -./- - - -/ Q X Y X /..-../..- -/.-.-

and the same mapping provides a system of phonetics for
Roman letters (used in parallel with Alpha Bravo). [The
mapping is similar to KOI-7 but not identical]


***** SWAHILI *****

(from a swahili phrase book)

Aali Bibi Cyprus Daniel Elfu Fiwi Gombe Henry Ida Jinja
Kenya Leso Mtu Nairobi Olga Paul Quebec Robert Sana Tanga
Unga Victor William Xavier Yatima Zanzibar


***** KWANYAMA *****

[South-western Bantu; northern Namibia]

Contributor: jouni@ling.gu.se (Jouni F Maho)

(school book)

Anna Beata Cesilia David Eva Feni Gerson Hosea Immanuel
Johanna Kayosho Lamek Maria Nande Otto Pauli Quini Rauha
Simon Tuuli Ulania Vilho Wilkka Xokulu Yoleni Zola


***** NDONGA *****

[South-western Bantu; northern Namibia]

Contributor: jouni@ling.gu.se (Jouni F Maho)

(school book)

Anna Beata Cesilia David Eva Feni Gerson Hosea Immanuel
Johanna Kayoso Lamek Maria Nande Otto Pauli Quini Rauha
Simon Tuuliki Ulania Vilho Wilika Xerxes Yoleni Zola


***** AFRIKAANS *****

(Johannesburg telephone directory 1965)

Andries Boetie Christo Dawid Eva Fanie Gert Hendrik Isak Jan
Karel Lena Marie Nellie Oom Pieter Queenie Roos Sannie Tom
Unie Venter Willem X-straal Yster Zoeloe


***** CHINESE *****

The Chinese armed forces use the following in connection
with Romanised Mandarin:

Aiya Boli Ciqi Desheng Egu Fuzhuang Geming Heping I: Yifu
J.. Keren Leguan Mofan Nali Ouyang Polang Q.. Riguang
Sixiang Tebie U: Weida V: Wudao W: Wuzhuang X.. Yisheng
Zidian


***** ESPERANTO *****


(Yearbook of Universala Esperanto-Asocio 1995)

Asfalto Barbaro Centimetro \^Cefo Doktoro Elemento Fabriko
Gumo \^Girafo Hotelo \^Haoso Insekto Jubileo \^Jurnalo
Kilogramo Legendo Ma\^sino Naturo Oktobro Papero Rekordo
Salato \^Silingo Triumfo Universo Universo-hoko Vulkano
Zinko