|A||as in|| aisle
|N||as in|| Nguyen ("when") |
|B||as in||bdellium (de-)||O||as in||oozy|
|C||as in||cue||P||as in|| phew
|D||as in|| double-u
|E||as in|| eh
|F||as in|| filly
|G||as in|| gneiss
|T||as in|| tsar
|H||as in|| heir
|U||as in|| urb
|I||as in||irrupt||V||as in|| vizard
viaduct [in your best
Chico Marx accent]
|J||as in||junta||W||as in||why|
|K||as in||knot||X||as in|| xi
|L||as in||llama||Y||as in|| why
|M||as in||mnemonic||Z||as in||zweiback|
The only decent L we've come up with relies on Spanish pronunciation. I've resisted the urge to use "T as in tsar, C as in czar," but "T as in oolong" was too good to resist.
X as in almost anything except "X-ray" has the potential for confusion, but "X is for Xylophone" is too canonical to be useful here.
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