Address book -- turn off phonetic sorting?

In order to make better use of the iPhone 3GS voice control dialing feature, I have add phonetic representations for some of my contacts. However, when I do this I noticed that the address app sorts these contacts by their phonetic spelling. (For instance the name 'Zhou' is pronounced 'Jo', and is sorted under the letter J).
This seems kind of weird default behavior and should at least be configurable. Anyone know some way to do this?
Thanks

Sandy,
Welcome to Apple Discussions.
I know that this is of little consolation to you, but the Tiger version of Address Book no longer has that annoying interface.
I know of no way to turn it off in Panther.
;~)

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