Pitman’s Initial Teaching Alphabet (39 Letters and 18 Compound Letters)
The Roman Alphabet letter’s have been regularized and expanded to teach easy English reading.
b c d f g h j k l  
bed cat dawg fish goat hat jug key lion  
m n p r s t v w y z
man nest pet rock sun table voice win yet zig
Simple Vowel Letters
a e ee i o oo u
apple engine eel
(ee = final y)
insect hot book umbrella
New letters for Long Vowel Sounds
angel ice oat ooze / moon fuel (ew)
/ y    
auto (aw) owl (ow) oil (oy)    
Compound letters and their Replacements
wh ch sh zh kh  
whale cheetch shawn zhan
(Jean)
khawn
(Chan-ukah)
 
(th) th gh ph (ng)  
Thor Theen
(Thee)
Lagh
(Laugh)
phawng
(Fong)
lng  
e
ll
Arrow Irak Ark Orly Earl Elmo
Extra letters
q x
Ado Quill X-ray

*c is either the sound of "k" or "s".
*q is the same sound as "k".
*x is the same sound as "ks".
*y at the end of a word is the same sound as"ee".
* is only used to make rare compound letters , e, , and
Sample Pitman Sentence
Thu qwik br n fox jumpt v • lezy dg.
(The quick brown fox jumped over a lazy dawg.)