The alphabet, in alphabetical order, in various languages

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The alphabet, in alphabetical order

English

aitch
are
ay
bee
cue
dee
double-you
ee
eff
ell
em
en
ess
ex
eye
gee
jay
kay
oh
pee
see
tea
vee
why
you
zee/zed

Deutsch

ah
beh
ceh
deh
eff
eh
ehr
ell
em
en
ess
esszet
fau
geh
ha
ie
iks
jot
ka
kuh
oh
peh
the
u
weh
ypsilon
zet

Svenska

a
be
de
dubbel-ve
e
eff
eks
ell
em
en
ess
ge

i
ji
ku

o
pe
se
säta
te
u
ve
y
å
ä
är
ö

Español

a
be
ce
(che)
cu
de
e
efe
ele
(elle)
eme
ene
eñe
equis
ere
ese
ge
hache
i
(i griega)
jota
ka
o
pe
te
u
uve
uve doble
ye
zeta

Français

a
ache



double vé
e
e
effe
elle
emme
enne
erre
esse

i grec
ixe
ji
ka
o

qu

u

zède

Italiano

a
acca
bi
cappa
ci
cu
di
e
effe
elle
emme
enne
erre
esse
gi
i
i greca
i lunga
ics
o
pi
ti
u
vi
vi doppia
zeta

Pinyin

a
be
ce
de
e
fe
ge
he
ia
ji
ke
le
me
ne
o
pe
qi
ri
si
te
wa
wu
xi
yi

ze

The first onstage round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place today. Best of luck to all entrants!

Bonus chatter: For many years, the Scripps National Spelling Bee FAQ, did not include the question “When does the spelling bee take place?”¹ As a result, every year, I have to guess when it’s going to take place, and every year I guess wrong and have to push this entry out another year, hoping to guess better next time. For 2017, I submitted a media request, and they told me that the 2017 finals would be on May 30, 31 and June 1. But then I mis-filed this blog entry, and I didn’t find it until after the spelling bee had taken place. I guess in 2018 they got tired of answering the question, so they added it to their FAQ.

¹ Or maybe nobody asked that question before 2017.

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