Orthogram

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Orthogram

 

(1) A consistently reproduced means of representing in writing a phonomorphological feature of a given language. In Russian, for example, the ending for adjectives in the masculine singular genitive (pronounced in isolation [ovʌ]) is written -ogo, as in dobrogo (pronounced [dobr’vʌ]). In English, to take another example, the ending for verbal nouns is -tion[∫ǝn], as in “facilitation.”

(2) A spelling corresponding to the rules of orthography.

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