- spelling different from that in current use.
- the use of the same letter or combination of letters to represent different sounds, as, in English, the use of s in sit and easy.
Origin of heterography
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Historical Examples of heterography
I corrected his heterography; and we confounded the tricks of the evil ones.Cripps, the Carrier
R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
- the phenomenon of different letters or sequences of letters representing the same sound in different words, as for example -ight and -ite in blight and bite
- any writing system in which this phenomenon occurs
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