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The Fonetik Mode
Version 1.3

This is a guide on how to write in the Fonetik mode for the English language. This mode is one of my own design, and I don't really expect anyone to use it (unfortunately), but I have decided to write it up anyway. One interesting aspect of Fonetik is that when you are writing it, your accent is written in to the text itself, so Fonetik written in different areas will stand out, and sources can be seen more clearly, and greater impressions made.

Some basic rules:


The Character Changes

The New Alphabet

A B C D E Ë F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U Ü V W X Y Z - Two additions (ë and ü), one removal (q).

Allowed Diphthongs


Other Notable Character Combinations


Uncommon Characters

On Windows computers:
Ë Alt-0203 ë Alt-0235 Ü Alt-0220 ü Alt-0252

Other Miscellaneous


Should word become wird, or stay the same? I'll leave it alone until I decide.

Easily Mistranslated


Here are some basic phrases translated in to the Fonetik mode. Some words may change very little, or not at all, and some may change quite a lot (such as philosophy's transition to filawsofë).

Standard English Fonetik English
The quick brown fox jumps over the slow, lazy dog. The kuik brown fox jumps over the slow lazy dog.
The white gate is opening. The wait gaet iz opening.
A great ship has just pulled in to the southern harbor. Ae graet ship haz just püld in the suthürn harbor.
Why are those women watching those birds for so long? Wai ar thoz wimen wahcing thoz birds for so long?
I like to read while sitting by this tree. Ai laik tü rëd wail siting bai this trë.
Close the door, it's getting cold in here! Klos the dor, it's geting kold in hër!
The great, and well-known, author J.R.R. Tolkien has been a huge influence on me. The graet, and wel-non, awther J.R.R. Tolkien haz ben ae hüj inflüens awn më.
There are many schools of philosophy, such as pragmatists. Ther ar menë sküls uv filawsofë, suc az praegmahtists.
The unnamed horse has won the race. The unnaemd hors haz wün the raes.

The pronunciations of the letters of the Fonetik alphabet written in Fonetik.

a ae b c d e ë
f ef g h aec i ai j jae
k kae l el m em n en o o
p r ar s es t u
v w dubl-yü x ex y whai z

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