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Phonetically Similar Words and Phrases

Look for words that sound similar to words in your target phrase. For example, "date of birth" could be mistranscribed as "data earth." The following example contains a list of substitution rules. Each of these rules have a similarly sounding "before" and "after" pair.

current see : currency
been fishery : beneficiary
data earth : date of birth

Read through your transcripts carefully to find instances of words or phrases that are frequently mistranscribed as phonetically similar words or phrases. Similar sounding words are good substitution candidates and become easier to predict with practice. When searching for phonetically similar words and phrases, try to think of unusual words (or parts of words) that sound like the target word or phrase.