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Sometimes over the radio transmissions get fuzzy. With less than perfect equipment, lag, or just a lesser codec, background noise, etc. it is sometimes necessary to distinguish spoken letters and numbers from each other as many sound the same. Especially since every place in the whole EVE universe worth going to is known by a meaningless string of characters. In the U.S. Military, we had this problem much earlier(WW1), and have a long standing solution: Make new pronunciations for letters and numbers to be spoken via voice communications.
The first letter of every spoken word is the letter it corresponds to, so you can understand it even if you can't speak it. You may hear some of it on teamspeak already, as there are quite a few military goons, and military Goonfleet members.
|I||India||IN DEE AH|
|J||Juliet||JEW LEE ETT|
|N||November||NO VEM BER|
|R||Romeo||ROW ME OH|
|S||Sierra||SEE AIR RAH|
|U||Uniform||YOU NEE FORM|
Also, it's sometimes helpful to pronounce the number nine as "niner" to distinguish it from 'five' and the German 'nein'.