phonetic alphabet

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Synonyms for phonetic alphabet

an alphabet of characters intended to represent specific sounds of speech

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These units are unstable compared with the units based on the phonetic alphabet in literate cultures.
These epochal cultural technologies have been ideograms, phonetic alphabets, printing, electronic images, and computers or digital technology.
Today, writing a simple letter in Japanese means juggling two phonetic alphabets of nearly 50 characters each with the kanji, some of which are so complex it almost takes an artist's sense of composition to pen them.
This process requires the handling of more than several thousand characters and dynamic combinations of phonetic alphabets (kana) with Chinese characters (kanji).
Of the three phonetic alphabets used since 1914, which phonetic letter did NOT begin with the original letter?