This alfubet can be used to teach English SOUNDS to non-English speakers, using only the letters on a standard keyboard. The challenge was to select a different letter for each sound in English. Caps and small letters are allowed to represent different sounds.  中文在最下面

A = the a of cape
a = the a of cap
aw = the sound in awl, all, thought, naughty
[note: I use small o for the a of father, because it rhymes with pot]
B and b both are b as in bed
CH = ch as in chess
c – not needed, because it is either s or k.
d = d as in dog
e = as in bed. English “any” will be spelled “eNE.”
E = as in media (new spelling mEdEu)
F and f are the same, the f sound as in fame and Phone
G and g are the same, always hard G, as in game
H and h are the same, as in hat
I = as in ice (see note 1 at bottom of page)
i = as in hit
J and j the same, as in jut
K and k = the beginning of kin, cat
L as in lad. (small L not used because it looks like an “I”)
M and m are the same, as in ma
N as in nun
ng = soft ng sound as in ringer (finger would be fingGer)
O = as in hope.
o = as in hot. Same sound as “a” in father.
[use 2 o’s for the sound in book, put, would]
(but food is fUd, and thought is thawt)
P and p are the same, as in pet
Q – do not use, because the sound is represented by kU (example: kUest)
r = as in red
R = the rolled “r,” as in Spanish “arriba”
s = as in set
SH = the “sh” sound, as in show
t = as in tin
TH = the hard “th” sound, as in “thick.”
th = the soft “th” sound, as in “the.”
U = as in rude. The word “you” would be spelled EU, and “feud” is fEUd.
oU = as in pound, frown.
u = as in hut.  Same sound as in “above” (new spelling is ubuv)
V and v are the same, as in van
X = hard throaty sound at end of German Ach
x = softly escaping air as in German ich, heilig
y – not used for English words. Represents the German umlaut u sound
Y is used when starting with E is not sufficient, for example, to differentiate ear from year.
z = as in zen, and soft plurals like pens (new spelling “penz”)
Z = use for the sound in the middle of “measure,” and at the beginning of “Jacque.”

r in combinations:
fir and fer are both spelled fur.
since father is spelled fothur, therefore “far” is spelled “fo-ur.”  Four is “fO-ur”

Uun, tU, THrE, fOr, fIv, siks, seven, At, nIn, ten

suNdA, muNdA, tUzdA, UeNzdA, THurzdA, frIdA, saturdA

Sample sentences:

kan EU rEd dis? Its mI nU alfubet. evrE letur has OnLE Uun soUnd. (the “o” is for the sound in “hot,” which is the same as the “a” in “father.)

I plej alEjuNts tU thu flaEg uv the EUnItud stAts of umAriku, and tU thu rEpubLik fOr wiCH it staNz, Uun nASHun, undur God, indEvizubul, wiTH LiburtE and justis fOr al.

This proposal was prepared on Dec 10, 2017 by Jim Found

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The system is explained in Chinese at the bottom of the page.

Hints for Teaching Spelling

(suggestion: as you teach each spelling combination, relate it to the sound in the “alfubet” above.

Capital A is found in mate, eight, aid,
Capital a plus “r” is in care, pear, err,
small a is in cat, after, laugh,
Capital E is in meet, meat,
small e is in met,
Capital I is in ice, aisle, isle, eye,
small i is in it,
Capital O is in bone, boat,
small o is in hot, father,
small o sound plus “r” is in are, car,
Capitol U is in tune, loon,
small u is in bun, above, done, London
small u plus “r” is in enter, fur, sir,
aw = used for the vowel sound in “awe,” “ought”
oo = used for the vowel sound in “look,” “book,” “put,” “would”
Capital Y is in year,
small y is the German umlaut sound

The sound f is at the end of clef, aleph, laugh
The sound J starts the words jam, giraffe
The sound K starts the word cat,
The sound S starts the words sat, city,

CH begins the words check, charm
SH begins the words shark,
SH plus “un” is in  shun, nation,
TH begins the words thing, think
small th begins the words the, that.

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用ABC的英文发音表 — 例子  examples

母音  Vowels

用A  代表 abc的A , 拼音   ei. bA = 杯
mane (mAn), main (mAn), ate (At), eight (At)

用 a 代表 cat 的 a. gag (gaEg).

用 aw 代表 all 的a.  awl , ball, thought, naughty

用E  代表 abc的E , 拼音  i. bE = 比
mean (mEn), machine (moSHEn), baby (bAbE), magazine (maEguzEn)

用 e 代表 英文 “met” 的 e
英文 “any” 要拼 eNE

用 I  代表 abc的I , 拼音   ai. bI = 拜
mine (mIn), eye (I), my (mI)

用  i 代表 bin 的 i

用O  代表 abc的O , 拼音 ou. tO = 偷

用 o 代表 hot的 o, 拼音 a. Po = 爬
dot (dot), pa (po), father (fothur).
用 oo 代表 book 的 oo; look, would, put

用U  代表  拼音   wu. LU = 路
dune (dUN), moon (mUN),

用 oU 代表 now 的 ow, 拼音 ao. boU = 包
pound (poUnd), town (toUn)

用 u  代表 hut 的 u , 拼音 e. du = 德
sun (suN), above (ubuv),

用  w代表 look 的 oo
book (bwk)


b d f g h j k L m n p s t  都跟拼音一样

f 也可以代表英文ph: 英文phone = fON

k 也可以代表英文Christmas的ch.

用 CH 代表 chess的ch, 拼音  ch. CHU =  出

用 TH 代表 thin的th

用 th 代表 then的th

用 ng 代表 ring的ing, 拼音  ying. Ding = 丁
thing (thing).  Hanger (haEngur).  Finger fing-Gur

用 SH 代表 she的sh, 拼音  sh. SHU = 书 (書 )

用 z 代表 zen的z

用 Z 代表 measure的s

此表是Jim Found 提供的,12-10-2017


Note 1. The letter I (as in bike) in the ABC’s could also be written as a combination of the o in hot plus the e in me. That is reflected in words like the English “aisle,” where ai is used to represent I. This alfubet retains the letter I as a short way to write the combination, because this alfubet wil usually be used by people who have been exposed to the ABC’s, and thus have already associated the letter I with the combination oE.

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