Public Address Announcer

Tools to break down names into pronounceable components

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Use one of these charts to help with breaking down the pronunciation of names into a form announcers and broadcasters can decipher quickly so, they can do the best possible job behind the microphone.  These charts are for announcers, broadcasters, administrators, department interns or anyone chartered with the responsibility of writing phonetic transcriptions for their respective organizations, departments and teams.  Leverage these FREE tools to aid your professional speakers in pronouncing names impeccably. 

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Most Precise, Very Complex

BBC Respelling Guide

Less Precise, Less Complex

Wikipedia Respelling Guide

2nd Most Precise, Complex

PAA Respelling Guide

Least Precise, Least Complex