Kanji are a system of Japanese writing using Chinese characters to phonetically represent names.
phonetically, the dialect offers certain markedPg 46 differences when contrasted with French.
Various attempts appear to have been made to represent this phonetically.
Again, many of the signs have more than one syllabic value, and they may be used as ideograms as well as phonetically.
I have not the least idea of their meaning; so I have only been able to render them phonetically.
In the phonetically spelled words in which it seems to occur the sound is more accurately indicated by the letter L.
Poking a young bird was sufficient to elicit this sound, phonetically a nasal peek.
Somewhat illiterate—he spelt "whole" phonetically, without the w—he was a gentleman in his acts and bearing.
The fact that English is spelt conventionally and not phonetically makes the art of recording speech almost impossible.
Jobstock suggested “Haste” for the first word, and, thought the Spirit might have gone on phonetically.
"representing vocal sounds," 1803, from Modern Latin phoneticus (1797), from Greek phonetikos "vocal," from phonetos "to be spoken, utterable," verbal adjective of phonein "to speak clearly, utter," from phone "sound, voice" (see fame (n.)).
phonetic pho·net·ic (fə-nět'ĭk)
Of or relating to phonetics.
Representing the sounds of speech with a set of distinct symbols, each designating a single sound.