If I'm spelling out a Spanish word, say over the telephone, which order is it customary to denote the fact that the letter has an accent or tilde.

Would you say sofá like

"S", "O", "F", accent "A"


"S", "O", "F", "A" accent

I'm assuming that I'm speaking English.

If I was speaking Spanish and spelling it out, would it be different?

"S", "O", "F", accento "A"

"S", "O", "F", "A" accento

  • I think you mean pronouncing the word or sound or spelling it out. enunciation in English refers to how an individual says a word.
    – Lambie
    Nov 23, 2022 at 17:32

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"S", "O", "F", "A" acentuada.


"S", "O", "F", "A", acento en la "a".

"D", "I" acentuada, "A"


"D", "I", "A", acento en la "i".

  • Great! Any idea about English convention?
    – bendecko
    Nov 23, 2022 at 16:51
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    @bendecko I think most people would call it a acute in English as more people would understand that even though it is technically incorrect.
    – mdewey
    Nov 24, 2022 at 12:09

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