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How do I get the AI to say my acronym correctly?

Some acronyms are pronounced as a word (NASA), while others aren’t (NBA). When the AI doesn't get this right, try one of these approaches to guide the AI:


Note: The first iteration of our respelling tool allows you to give precise instructions to the AI on what sound each syllable should make and which syllables should be emphasized.

For example, the acronym LASER can be entered as   ::LAY-zer::

Acronym as a word

If you want an acronym pronounced like a word, spell it as a word or use Respellings to specify each syllable.

If you can’t come tonight, let me know eigh-sap.

ASAP →​ e​igh-sap


NASA was established in 1958.

NASA →​ ::NA-suh::

Acronyms as individual letters

If you want an acronym pronounced as individual letters, add spaces or dashes between them or use a Respelling. 

Add your notes to the M O M document.

MOM →​ ​M O M  or  M-O-M


BMW  is a German car brand.

BMW →​    ::BEE-EM-DUH-buhl-yoo::


I need the memo ASAP.

ASAP→​    ::AY:: ::EHS:: ::AY:: ::PEE::

Respellings for Acronyms

This guide can help you respell acronyms or initialisms where each letter is pronounced individually (like ASPCA, LCD, BBC, FBI). 

A → ::AY::

N → ::EHN::

B → ::BEE::

O → ::OH::

C → ::SEE::

P → ::PEE::

D → ::DEE::

Q → ::KYOO::

E → ::EE::

R → ::AR::

F → ::EHF::

S → ::EHS::

G → ::JEE::

T → ::TEE::

H → ::AYCH::

U → ::YOO::

I → ::Y::

V → ::VEE::

J → ::JAY::

W → ::DUH-buhl-yoo::

K → ::KAY::

X → ::EHKS::

L → ::EHL::

Y → ::WY::

M → ::EHM::

Z → ::ZEE::  or ::ZEHD::