Heterography
Heterography Het`er*og"ra*phy, n. [Hetero- + -graphy.] That method of spelling in which the same letters represent different sounds in different words, as in the ordinary English orthography; e. g., g in get and in ginger. [1913 Webster]

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  • heterography — incorrect spelling, 1783; see HETERO (Cf. hetero ) + GRAPHY (Cf. graphy). Also inconsistent but current spellings within a language (as English, in all ages), 1847 …   Etymology dictionary

  • heterography — [het΄ər äg′rə fē] n. [ HETERO + GRAPHY] 1. spelling that differs from current standard usage 2. spelling, as in modern English, in which a given letter or combination of letters does not always represent the same sound heterographic [het΄ər ə… …   English World dictionary

  • heterography — noun /hɛt.əˈɹɒɡ.ɹə.fi,hɛt.əˈɹɑ.ɡɹə.fi/ a) An incorrect spelling; a spelling different from accepted spelling. Heterography in English makes it difficult for foreigners to learn pronunciation. b) Spelling in which a particular letter represents… …   Wiktionary

  • Heterography — In linguistics, different letters representing the same sound, or same letters representing different sounds.Examples English * ight and ite * cat and cede * gun and gin French * o and eau …   Wikipedia

  • heterography — heterographic /het euhr euh graf ik/, heterographical, adj. /het euh rog reuh fee/, n. 1. spelling different from that in current use. 2. the use of the same letter or combination of letters to represent different sounds, as, in English, the use… …   Universalium

  • heterography — het·er·og·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • heterography — The art of making spelling mistakes …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • heterography —   n. spelling different from standard, or in which same letter represents different sounds …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • heterography — ˌhed.əˈrägrəfē noun ( es) Etymology: heter + graphy 1. : spelling differing from standard current usage 2. : spelling in which the same letters represent different sounds in different words or syllables (as in current English orthography) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heterographic — Het er*o*graph ic, a. [See {Heterography}.] Employing the same letters to represent different sounds in different words or syllables; said of methods of spelling; as, the ordinary English orthography is heterographic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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