Phonetic Alphabet

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The basic communication between human beings is speech or to be more specific words or language. We communicate with one another through words which belong to a particular language understandable by the receiver. Phonetics is the study about the sounds in human speech. Phonetic communication is a form of communication used for specific purposes like aviation. It is used to convey the words bytes through a communication channel to direct the flights. Instead of using long sentences or words, phonetics are used for quicker delivery of messages.

Thus phonetic communication is a very important form of communication. One has to understand what phonetics and how it can be used for specific purposes. This form of communication is also used in military services to send top secret messages from one point to another. It is a form of coded language used to communicate with a view of making the communication very crisp, clear and understandable to the receiver.

There are different languages in this world and it is impossible to learn all the language. With the view to communicate it is impossible to appoint one person for each language for the sake of communication. Thus phonetic communication becomes a common language wherein people from different countries speaking different languages can talk and understand with a common communication system.

Generally aviation communication consists of two types of radio service. One is the aircraft radio station and the second is the ground radio station. Aircraft stations use two way radars, navigation equipment and ELT's for the safety of the aircraft. Whereas the ground station consists of equipment to guide, navigate and help in the safety landing of the flight. Generally wireless equipments are used and the signals are either satellite aided or through radio signals. Whatever equipment is used the data or message sent should be crystal clear. The voice clarification must be 100 % so that the receiver and sender understands and acts accordingly.

Various forms of phonetic communication are used for various fields these days. Even for medical transcription phonetics is used to name the drugs. The main aim in using phonetics for communication is to pass on the message secretly or to quickly convey what is to be said with ease. In aviation a mixture of words and numbers are used and anyone listening to such communication cannot understand what the message is. It will be like Greek and Latin to them. Many schools teach phonetics to make the kids understand the language and the meaning of words and their pronunciation. Is it a very imperative part of a language. There is however vast variations between phonetics from one nation to another.

Phonetic communication is thus a very unique form of communication and it is a common form of communication irrespective of countries, language etc. it has to be studied very carefully and used much more carefully and specifically. Communication in all forms is used to convey a message from one person to another. Only the purpose, language and the methods used to communicate differ.

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This article was published on 2010/03/31