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This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole chris@questrel.questrel.com and Matthew Daly mwdaly@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

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Homophones can be confusing when used to exemplify a letter. For example,
"g as in gnu" or "k as in knot." Give one for each letter.

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A as in isle (aisle)
B as in dell (bdell-) (combining form)
C as in teen (ctene)
D as in gin (djin)
E as in air (ere)
F as in phrase (frays) ('f' sound present)
G as in new (gnu)
H as in air (heir)
I as in use (ius)
J as in yuca (juca)
K as in need (knead)
L as in have (halve) (not first letter)
M as in nemic (mnemic) (contains m)
N as in dam (damn) (not first letter)
O as in wed (oued)
P as in salmon (psammon)
Q as in key (quay)
R as in foxhole (forecastle) (not first letter; pronunciation off)
S as in eyelet (islet) (not first letter)
T as in sign (tsine)
U as in wang (uang)
V as in fro (vrow)
W as in rest (wrest)
X as in jurel (xurel)
Y as in the (ye)
Z as in sabra (zabra)
***
Unless noted otherwise, all words occur in Webster's Third New International
Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Springfield, MA, 1961.

 

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