Meaning of phoneticize


Pronunciation: (fu-net'u-sīz", fō-), [key]
— -cized, -ciz•ing.
  1. to represent (speech) in writing by means of a system in which individual symbols correspond regularly with speech sounds.
  2. to increase the regularity of correspondence between sound and symbol in (a writing system): a proposal for a new system of phoneticized English spelling.
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