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phoneticize

[fuh-net-uh-sahyz, foh-] /fəˈnɛt əˌsaɪz, foʊ-/
verb (used with object), phoneticized, phoneticizing.
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.
Also, especially British, phoneticise.
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phoneticization, noun
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