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NATO Phonetic Alphabet
Morse Code
Miscellaneous
Greek alphabet

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Letters

In general, this page covers questions where the answer is a letter of the alphabet (or any alphabet).

NATO phonetic alphabet

This alphabet is more correctly known as the NATO spelling alphabet – it isn't phonetic in any meaningful sense.

It's also known as the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet.

A Click to show or hide the answer B Click to show or hide the answer C Click to show or hide the answer D Click to show or hide the answer
E Click to show or hide the answer F Click to show or hide the answer G Click to show or hide the answer H Click to show or hide the answer
I Click to show or hide the answer J Click to show or hide the answer K Click to show or hide the answer L Click to show or hide the answer
M Click to show or hide the answer N Click to show or hide the answer O Click to show or hide the answer P Click to show or hide the answer
Q Click to show or hide the answer R Click to show or hide the answer S Click to show or hide the answer T Click to show or hide the answer
U Click to show or hide the answer V Click to show or hide the answer W Click to show or hide the answer X Click to show or hide the answer
Y Click to show or hide the answer Z Click to show or hide the answer

Morse Code

A Click to show or hide the answer B Click to show or hide the answer C Click to show or hide the answer D Click to show or hide the answer E Click to show or hide the answer F Click to show or hide the answer
G Click to show or hide the answer H Click to show or hide the answer I Click to show or hide the answer J Click to show or hide the answer K Click to show or hide the answer L Click to show or hide the answer
M Click to show or hide the answer N Click to show or hide the answer O Click to show or hide the answer P Click to show or hide the answer Q Click to show or hide the answer R Click to show or hide the answer
S Click to show or hide the answer T Click to show or hide the answer U Click to show or hide the answer V Click to show or hide the answer W Click to show or hide the answer X Click to show or hide the answer
Y Click to show or hide the answer Z Click to show or hide the answer 0 Click to show or hide the answer 1 Click to show or hide the answer 2 Click to show or hide the answer 3 Click to show or hide the answer
4 Click to show or hide the answer 5 Click to show or hide the answer 6 Click to show or hide the answer 7 Click to show or hide the answer 8 Click to show or hide the answer 9 Click to show or hide the answer

Things worth remembering

I don't think I've ever been asked anything about Morse Code, that isn't in this subsection.

Dot dash (•) is A; dash dot (•) is N. (N is the 14th letter of the alphabet – in other words, the first letter in the second half.)

One dot (•) Click to show or hide the answer Two dots (••) Click to show or hide the answer Three dots (•••) Click to show or hide the answer Four dots (••••) Click to show or hide the answer Five dots (•••••) Click to show or hide the answer

One dash
()
Click to show or hide the answer Two dashes
( )
Click to show or hide the answer Three dashes
( )
Click to show or hide the answer Five dashes
( )
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Note: three dashes is the letter O; five dashes is zero. English speakers don't need to worry about the code of four dashes, which represents Š (S with a caron).

The only vowel that I haven't mentioned so far in this subsection is U, which is dot dot dash (••). That's unless you count Y, which is dash dot dash dash (‒‒).

Eight dots signifies an error.

Numbers

In Morse, each digit has five symbols. For x between 0 and 5 (inclusive), the code is x dots followed by (5 – x) dashes. For y between 6 and 9 (inclusive), the code is (y – 5) dashes followed by (10 – y dots).

It's not as complicated as this makes it sound – honest! For example, 3 is •••‒‒ and 8 is ‒‒‒••.

Miscellaneous

One dot in Braille; ". –" (dot dash) in Morse Click to show or hide the answer
Most common letter in written English; one dot in Morse Code Click to show or hide the answer
Distress signal adopted by Marconi 1904, and sent from the Titanic along with "SOS" which was then sent for the first time (CQ was a signal originally used on land, meaning "all stations"; D stood for Distress) Click to show or hide the answer

The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne): the letter in question was Click to show or hide the answer
The only vowel that's not on the top row, on a standard keyboard Click to show or hide the answer
The base of natural logarithms (approx. 2.718) Click to show or hide the answer
Planck's constant (used to describe the size of quanta of energy) Click to show or hide the answer
The adjective 'zygal' means shaped like a yoke, or like the letter Click to show or hide the answer
Used by mathematicians to denote the square root of minus one (an imaginary number, a.k.a. 'the imaginary unit') Click to show or hide the answer
Identifies British sailing boats Click to show or hide the answer
James Bond's boss – the fictional head of MI6 Click to show or hide the answer
The most common blood group in English speaking countries (A is marginally less common, and more common in some other European countries) – can donate to any other group Click to show or hide the answer
Head of the fictional Research and Development branch of the British Secret Service (in the Bond films; mentioned only fleetingly in the books) – supposedly standing for Quartermaster Click to show or hide the answer
Pen name of Sir Arthur Quiller–Couch Click to show or hide the answer
Used in UK vehicle registration numbers, 1983–2001, when the age of the vehicle was unknown Click to show or hide the answer
Traditional advice is not to eat oysters except when the name of the month contains an Click to show or hide the answer
In architecture, an ogee is a curve shaped like the letter Click to show or hide the answer
Luncheon is; lunch isn't (Nancy Mitford) Click to show or hide the answer
Said to be repeated in Morse Code by the opening notes of Beethoven's 5th symphony Click to show or hide the answer
1980s TV series about an alien invasion of Los Angeles Click to show or hide the answer
Represents osculation Click to show or hide the answer
Described by the Earl of Kent in King Lear as: "thou whoreson … thou unnecessary letter"; Click to show or hide the answer
French political thriller film, 1969, directed by Costa-Gavros and starring Jean Trintingnant, Yves Montand and Irene Papas Click to show or hide the answer
The only letter that begins the names of exactly two United Nations member states (two – Oman and Qatar – have unique initial letters)

Popular British comedian, and part-time marathon runner, whose surname is an archaic word for the letter Z Click to show or hide the answer

First letter of the Hebrew alphabet Click to show or hide the answer

The Greek Alphabet

1. (A)Α α Click to show or hide the answer 2. (B)Β β Click to show or hide the answer 3. (C)Γ γ Click to show or hide the answer
4. (D)Δ δ Click to show or hide the answer 5. (E)Ε ε Click to show or hide the answer 6.Ζ ζ Click to show or hide the answer
7. (H)Η η Click to show or hide the answer 8.Θ θ Click to show or hide the answer 9. (I)Ι ι Click to show or hide the answer
10. (K)Κ κ Click to show or hide the answer 11. (L)Λ λ Click to show or hide the answer 12. (M)Μ μ Click to show or hide the answer
13. (N)Ν ν Click to show or hide the answer 14.Ξ ξ Click to show or hide the answer 15. (O)Ο ο Click to show or hide the answer
16. (P)Π π Click to show or hide the answer 17. (R)Ρ ρ Click to show or hide the answer 18. (S)Σ σ ς Click to show or hide the answer
19. (T)Τ τ Click to show or hide the answer 20. (Y)Υ υ Click to show or hide the answer 21.Φ φ Click to show or hide the answer
22.Χ χ Click to show or hide the answer 23.Ψ ψ Click to show or hide the answer 24.Ω ω Click to show or hide the answer

Xi is pronounced "Chi", where the "ch" is as in "loch" and the "i" rhymes with "tie". "Ki" or "Ksi" is usually close enough.

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