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Does anyone have a list of english letters that sound alike?
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Anonymous Does anyone have a list of English letters that sound alike?
I'm not sure what you're looking for.

C sometimes sounds like K (cat, can).
C sometimes sounds like S (cigar, cent).

Is that what you mean?
I'm looking for more like a list like: V, B, D, E all have similar auditory sounds, etc.

Essentially, just trying to see if anyone has a list, or if I'll have to build my own.
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AnonymousI'm looking for more like a list like: V, B, D, E all have similar auditory sounds, etc.
Are you talking about the way we say the letter name?

B, C, D, E, G, P, T, V, Z all have the "ee" sound when we say them, for example, and A, J, K have the "ay" sound.

I don't know of any list, but if that's what you want, it seems that I've already started your list for you.

CJ
I'm just curious to know why such a list would be useful. Why not just learn how to recite the alphabet?
khoffI'm just curious to know why such a list would be useful. Why not just learn how to recite the alphabet?
Believe it or not, I have seen a rather unusual exercise in which beginners are asked, after learning to recite the alphabet, to place the letters in columns according to the sound of the letter names. I believe this is designed to get them to begin to realize that sounds are an important part of language, and not in the same category as written symbols. It serves as a very basic introduction to phonetics.

Whether this has anything to do with the OP's project is an open question.

CJ
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This is helpful, since I know people who have difficulty distinguishing some sounds on the phone -- i.e. B and D can sound alike, unless the speaker is using the "B for Boy, D for Dog" sort of mechanism.

So I am trying to prepare a list so they can get a sense of words that sound alike in this sort of case. Does this make sense?
AnonymousSo I am trying to prepare a list so they can get a sense of words that sound alike in this sort of case. Does this make sense?
Yes. Why not? Emotion: smile

I've noticed that when people spell their names on the phone, S and F sound very similar.

CJ
If you are telling someone letters over the phone, it may be easy to confuse one letter with another
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