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What is the Americanist system?



The Americanist system is a phonetic alphabet designed by Kenneth L. Pike and Eunice Pike after the model of Edward Sapir and Morris Swadesh.

Also known as:
  • SIL phonetic alphabet
  • Pike system

Pike 1947

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