English Phonotypic Alphabet

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Letters of the English phonotypic Alphabet
Additional letters for other languages in 1845.

The English Phonotypic Alphabet is a phonetic alphabet developed by Sir Isaac Pitman and Alexander John Ellis in order to simplify the English spelling.

It was originally published in June 1845.[1] The same year another version was extended to German, Arabic, Spanish, Tuscan, French, Welsh, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and Sanskrit languages.[2]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Completion of the Phonotypic Alphabet, The Phonotypic Journal, 5 Nelson Place, Bath, Phonographic Institution, vol. 4, no 42, June 1845, p. 105-106
  2. ^ Extension of the Phonotypic Alphabet, The Phonotypic Journal, 5 Nelson Place, Bath, Phonographic Institution, vol. 4, no 43, June 1845, p. 121-123

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