The term transphonation
refers to a phoneme-by-phoneme representation of discourse. This transliterator skill is generally used to convey accents, dialects, and foreign languages.
Due to the phonemic
nature of Cued Speech, transliterators are able to represent the discourse of others at the level of single segments. In other words, when cueing a sentence like, The children are playing in the creek.
can cue the word creek
as a vowel sound like the one in seek
or like the one in sick
. Therefore, not only is the word-for-word English message transliterated, the sound-for-sound pronunciation is also conveyed through transphonation.