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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