C for chair and S for shoe: Understanding the difference between graphemes and letters

<b> <c>  <ch>   <d>  <f>  <g>  <gh>   <h> <j>   <k>   <kn->   <l>  <m>  <n> <-ng> <p> <ph> <r>  <s>   <sh>  <t>  <th>  <u>*   <v>  <w>   <y>*  <z> <-ck>  <-dg(e)>   <-tch>  <x>  <qu>  <wh->   <gu> <-ugh> <wr> <rh> <ai>/<ay>  <au>/<aw>  <ea> <ee>   <ei>/<ey>   <eu>/<ew> <ie> ... Continue Reading →

Writing the ‘sound’ /k/ in English

Before I begin, I would like to explain certain concepts to make it easier to read the post. I use the forward slashes // to enclose pronunciation, while the angle brackets <> enclose spelling. The term 'graphemes' means a spelling units. Graphemes represent distinct pronunciations. I enclose graphemes in angle brackets: <ck>, <c>, <k>, <qu>.... Continue Reading →

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