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01-05-2005, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Lisenok
NHL pronunciation guide

Since broadcasters and public address announcers are familiar with news copy and accompanying phonetics, the Broadcasters Association long ago adopted the UPI Stylebook for consistency.

The most confusing symbols used by the wire services are:
IGH for long i, example: line = LIGHN
IH for short I, example: dip = DIHP
EH for short e, example: pest = PEHST
UH for short u, example: cup = KUHP
AH for short o, example: hot = HAHT
All accented syllables, including the rare names with double accents are in CAPITAL letters. The complete phonetic code is as follows:
AY for long A (as in mate)
A for short A (as in cat)
AI for nasal A (as in air)
AH for short A (as in father)
AW for broad A (as in talk)

EE for long E (as in meat)
EH for short E (as in get)
UH for hollow E (as in "the" or French prefix "le")
AY for French long E with acute accent (as in Pathe)
IH for middle E (as in pretty)
EW for EW dipthong (as in few)

IGH for long I (as in time)
EE for French long I (as in machine)
IH for short I (as in pity)

OH for long O (as in mote, or "ough" as in though)
AH for short O (as in hot)
AW for broad O (as in fought)
OO for long double OO (as in fool or "ough" like through)
UH for short double OO (as in foot or "ouch" as in touch)
OW for OW dipthong (as in how, or "ough" as in plough)

EW for long U (as in mule)
OO for long U (as in rule)
U for middle U (as in put)
UH for short U (as in shut or hurt)

K for hard C (as in cat)
S for soft C (as in cease)
SH for soft CH (as in machine)
CH for hard CH or TCH (as in catch)
Z for hard S (as in decrease)
S for soft S (as in sun)
G for hard G (as in gang)
J for soft G (as in general)
ZH for soft J (as in French version of Joliet)
thanks for clearing that up lol

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