pronunciation spelling, respelling, BBC text spelling, BBC phonetic (modified) spelling

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 30 09:41:57 UTC 2009

Here's a name for the phonetic spelling form, fuh-NET-ic.  From wikipedia it's called "respelling".  Not a very good name.  Too general.

Pronunciation spellings may be used informally to indicate the pronunciation of foreign words or those whose spelling is irregular or not sufficient to deduce the pronunciation. This is called respelling. In such cases, typeface, punctuation or letter case may also be used, e.g. to indicate stress or syllabication:
"Diarrhoea" is pronounced DYE-uh-REE-a

Pronunciation spelling (on the same wikipedia page)
A pronunciation spelling of a word is a spelling different from the standard spelling, used to emphasize a particular pronunciation of the word. The spelling uses the regular spelling rules of the language. Most are nonce coinages, but some have become standardised, e.g. gonna to represent the pronunciation of going to, as in I'm gonna catch you.

BBC Text Spelling
Mentioned here before gives a standard form to "respelling" as per the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC)
Syllables are separated by hyphens. Stressed syllables are given in CAPITALS.
Example: the word pronunciation would be respelt pruh-nun-si-AY-shuhn.

This anglicised system of indicating pronunciations is used throughout the BBC in all pronunciation indexes and publications.
STRESS is indicated by placing an acute accent ¿
over the stressed vowel

Note that the IPA is not used.

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