About Methaphone tool
Use this to convert input data to a Metaphone output. Metaphone is a phonetic algorithm reflecting the pronunciation of English words. An improvement over a previous algorithm, Methaphone was published in 1990 by Lawrence Philips. Metaphone is built into systems that include later versions of PHP. A version of Methaphone includes languages other than English. With this Metaphone algorithm, similar sounding words such as “there” and “their” are encoded the same. In the public domain, this algorithm requires computational
Here is an example.
This is an example of how the output looks.
0S IS AN EKSMPL OF H 0 OTPT LKS
In this system, codes use
a fixed number of consonant sounds
0 representing the th sounds
X represents SH or CH.
vowels are used only at the beginning of a code
vowels represent English pronounciation
in a word like “dumb” drop the b as it is silent at the end
in a word like “knew” drop the K as it is silent
CK becomes K
PH becomes F
Q becomes K