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A character or symbol, or a sequence of characters or symbols, representing a speech sound, such as (in English) a, b, c, ch, ei, or th. Some languages (including German or Spanish) are regular in the sense of having an unvarying correspondence between phonograms and phonemes, while others (including English) are more or less irregular. Compare ideograph, logograph. [From Greek phonein to make sounds or to speak + gramma a character]

Subjects: Psychology.


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