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четверг, 3 декабря 2009 г.

Aviation English-2

The ICAO Alphabet and numbers

Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel India Juliet Kilo Lima Mike November Oscar Papa Quebec Romeo Sierra Tango Uniform Victor Whiskey Xray Yankee Zulu

0   zero

5   fife

1   wun

6   six

2   too

7   seven

3   tree

8   ait

4   fower

9   niner

Why 'niner' and 'fower'?

- Why do the 2 numbers 9 and 4 have to be pronounced as 'niner' and 'fower' respectively on R/T?

- Fower I think is obvious, if pronounced normally, it can be mistaken for "for". Niner I dunno about.

- 9 could be mistaken for the german equivalent No!

- So how do the Irish manage with 3 and tree:confused:

- I guess not a problem since "tree" isn't a common word in aviation R/T.

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