Digraph ( Concept )

      |_ Object
            |_ Linguistic Expression
                  |_ Written Linguistic Expression
                        |_ Orthographic Part
                              |_ Digraph


A term used in phonetics/phonology and graphics/graphology to refer to a graphic unit in which two symbols have combined to form a single element in a system. In the study of reading and spelling, digraph refers to any sequence of two letters pronounced as a single sound. [Crystal 2003: 139]

Usage Notes


names Thing     This semiotic relation associates some OrthographicExpression with some Entity. It differs from 'labels' in that a name is usually considered part of the orthographic system, where a label is not.

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