The Spell As You Pronounce Universal alphabet (SaypYu, pronounced Sipe-You) is a simple practical phonetic alphabet that is used to speak and pronounce words in over 30 languages.
The alphabet has 24 letters only, 23 of which are taken from the standard Roman alphabet. The 24th letter represents the sound of schwa, which is the first sound in a word like ‘ago’ or ‘agree’. This sound is represented using a ‘reversed e’, ‘ɘ’ or an asterisk *.
The App enables you to convert text written in foreign languages into SaypYu spelling, whether the foreign language uses non-Roman characters (e.g. Arabic word ‘كلمة’ would be ‘kalima’) or Roman script (e.g. French word ‘chat’, which means ‘cat’ in English, becomes ‘sha’ in SaypYu).
In addition, you can convert English text spelled phonetically into the traditional spelling (e.g. ‘frend’ --> ‘friend’).
Also, you can use the EngSMS language to convert English words into shortcuts (‘good’ --> ‘gd’) or to convert shortcuts into English words (‘gd’ --> ‘good’)
It is very easy to learn the SaypYu alphabet using examples from popular English words (e.g. ‘very’ --> ‘veri’), by clicking on Menu, then Alphabet.
You can save converted and translated text for easy and offline access when needed by clicking on Menu, then History.