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RJBowman

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The Antecedents of Alpha, Bravo, Charlie
« on: July 27, 2020, 12:07:24 am »
An article about early military and telegraph alphabets:

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/504886/4-phonetic-alphabets-didnt-survive

E.J.MonCrieff

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Re: The Antecedents of Alpha, Bravo, Charlie
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 05:16:13 pm »
What isn't mentioned in the article is that the NATO phonetic alphabet appears to have been designed to allow communication even in very poor conditions.  No two letters have the same combination ov vowel sounds.

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Re: The Antecedents of Alpha, Bravo, Charlie
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2021, 01:43:39 am »
What isn't mentioned in the article is that the NATO phonetic alphabet appears to have been designed to allow communication even in very poor conditions.  No two letters have the same combination ov vowel sounds.

It was well designed.