Sunday, September 19, 2010

Word 2609: Allograph

noun Linguistics
each of two or more alternative forms of a letter of an alphabet or other grapheme. The capital, lowercase, italic, and various handwritten forms of the letter A are allographs
Phonetics each of two or more letters or letter-combinations representing a single phoneme in different words. Allographs of the phonemeinclude the (f) of “fake” and the (ph) of “phase”