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grapheme

(grăf′ēm)
1. A letter of an alphabet.
2. The smallest element in a writing system.
3. A written symbol or group of symbols used to represent a single sound.
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To examine the frequency with which vowel graphemes (long vowels, short vowels, and vowel teams [i.
is an example of a logical aggregate, which can be broken up into two graphemes - [?
left grapheme right allophone context string context string $ /er/ -- [@r] = /n/ k [N]
Reading via the phonological route requires knowledge of the systematic relationships between sequences of graphemes and phonemes.
The results in Table 4 suggest that, if combinations are tried, abilities involving graphemes and other aspects of the writing system probably will be more helpful than those that do not involve such abilities.
Finally, the question may be posed how Kaunisto approaches blends without a clear breakpoint, that is, those where we find common graphemes (or phonemes, for that matter) outside of the overlap area; recall that these common elements were also neglected in Kelly's analysis who investigated the degree of similarity between the blend words only with respect to the phonemic similarity of the consonant at the breakpoint.
The majority are in score format, but examples of other forms (solfege, mnemonic graphemes, melograph, and metrical text) are also represented.
This is true also if a pupil reads haltingly and struggles to make sense of the abstract symbols or graphemes.
To the graphemes used by the soul to inscribe these signs in that part of the imaginative faculty and in the memory Bruno gives the name "garments, a term he takes from scholastic learning.
Reading involves the intersection of four discrete cueing systems or subprocesses: the phonological cueing system, which is used in auditory word recognition (phonemes are the sounds or auditory codes of a language, which make up spoken words); the orthographic cueing system, which is used in visual word recognition (graphemes are the written symbols of the sounds of verbal expression); the graphophonic cueing system, which are the rules for connecting graphemes with phonemes; and the semantic cueing system, which is used to understand the meaning of words and text.
Length is not distinctive in Maithili -- although the Devanagari script in which Maithili is now written does provide separate graphemes for long and short vowel sounds.