Navajo Code Talkers' Alphabet

A lot has been written about the Navajo Code Talkers in WWII, in far greater depth than is possible here. Martin Briscoe posted this information, which mentions that in addition to the code words for various military terms, there was also an alphabet used as a cipher for words that had no code equivalents. It was a Diné translation of an English spelling alphabet based on words that existed in Diné — in essence, a two-level spelling alphabet.

LETTERDINÉENGLISH
AWol-la-cheeAnt
BShushBear
CMosaiCat
DBeDeer
EDzehElk
FMa-eFox
GKlizzieGoat
HLinHorse
ITkinIce
JTkele-cho-giJackass
KKlizzie-yazzieKid
LDibeh-yazzieLamb
MNa-as-tso-siMouse
NNesh-cheeNut
ONe-ahs-jahOwl
PBi-sodihPig
QCa-yeilthQuiver
RGahRabbit
SDibehSheep
TThan-zieTurkey
UNo-da-ihUte
VA-keh-di-gliniVictor
WGloe-ihWeasel
XAl-an-as-dzohCross
YTsah-as-zihYucca
ZBesh-do-glizZinc

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