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digraph

[′dī‚graf]
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Digraph

 

a combination of two or more letters that indicate a single sound, for example, Polish sz and cz. In Russian known as ligatura, see LIGATURE.

digraph

In some programming languages, a digraph is two common keyboard characters used together that represent one symbol. For example, (* and *) have represented the curly braces { and }. A trigraph uses three characters such as ??- for a tilde ~. Digraphs and trigraphs are methods for ensuring symbols can be entered into source code from an abbreviated keyboard that has fewer keys than a full-size unit.
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Only one occurrence of the split digraph was found among the data, in the band Breze, and the standard spelling of this word already has <ee>.
Similarities and differences between the Saxon and SPELL recommendations regarding consonant digraphs, vowels, and other potential instructional goals are highlighted.
vi) Draw the digraph: digraph is a term derived from directional graph, and as the name suggests, is a graphical representation of the elements, their directed relationships and hierarchical levels.
Properties of digraphs having synchronizing instructions are studied in this paper.
Rastle and Coltheart's DRC-L model, which produced the counter-intuitive effects of digraphs, may provide a bridge between computational models simulating adult reading latency performance, and children's reading and spelling performance, and this may refocus the orthographic depth hypothesis debate from transparency to complexity.
The book's notation is inconsistent: the digraphs are spelt with acute accents on alternate vowels, according to their phonological interpretation, as is traditional in some handbooks--although this does not reflect manuscript practice; on the other hand, the verbal suffixes occur sometimes with accent and sometimes without: p.
This set of words was used to assess the ability to encode five basic spelling features, (a) consonant clusters, (b) silent letters, (c) consonant and vowel digraphs, (d) morpho-phonemic endings, and (e) phonemes that do not have a corresponding letter-name.
Consonant blends and digraphs is the fourth entry in the superb Tenth planet literacy series.
We progressed to short-vowel words with consonant blends and digraphs, then to long-vowel words with silent e and vowel teams.
The work is thorough, exhaustive, and technically proficient, replete with correlation matrix analyses, multidimensional scaling, exchange process models, digraphs, and other techniques applied with sure and skilled hands.
9 confuses digraphs and diphthongs, and in places one has the impression that Wirtjes expects spelling to have a consistent relation to sound.