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- v. to spell by phonetic script
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make phonetic; render true, or more nearly corresponding, to utterance.
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How to phoneticize words from languages that are written with the Roman alphabet is murky for different reasons.
Elephant is always a fun one, but challenging to phoneticize.
Alternately, phoneticize it only for those characters who pronounce it differently from the narrative voice (eg if Carson is the third-person limited perspective, then Rodney says "ZPM" and John says "ZeePM").
Pepper can be very funny and he's one of the few who can phoneticize the Ulster accent.
After all, "Google" doesn't phoneticize well in Chinese, as the