See also language; spelling; writing.
a teacher or learner of an alphabet.
a person who is learning the alphabet.
the science of alphabets.
the representation of the sounds of speech in consistent graphic form.
the study or science of alphabets. —alphabetologist, n
unable to read or write.
descriptive of a language written without an alphabet; that is, with a syllabary (Cherokee), in hieroglyphics (ancient Egyptian), in ideograms (Chinese) , or in pictograms (American Indian).
a system of symbols used to represent ideas.
expression by means of such symbols.
the study of written symbols or combinations of symbols representing letters of the alphabet or single phonems.
the practice or theory of following the letter or literal sense of something written. —literalist, n
the art of transliteration. —metagraphic, adj
the spelling of a word in one language with the alphabet of another language.