Trigraph

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A trigraph (/traɪgræf/) is a combination of three letters used to represent one speech sound, that is, a vowel or consonant. They can be split into vowel trigraphs and consonant trigraphs.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Vowels[edit | edit source]

  • beautiful /ju:/
  • chateau /əʊ/
  • bureaucrat /ə/
  • bur'eaucracy /ɒ/
  • night /aɪ/

Consonants[edit | edit source]

  • watch /ʧ/
  • schedule, schism - and several German loanwords /ʃ/
  • dialogue /g/
  • baroque /k/
  • badge /dʒ/
  • breathe /ð/

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