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Initial Teaching Alphabet

[ ih-nish-uhl tee-ching al-fuh-bet ]
/ ɪˈnɪʃ əl ˈti tʃɪŋ ˈæl fəˌbɛt /
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noun

a writing system based on an expanded English alphabet, consisting of 43 characters representing different phonemes of spoken English, used for teaching beginners to read. Abbreviations: I.T.A., i.t.a.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Also called aug·ment·ed ro·man [awg-men-tid roh-muhn]. /ˈɔg mɛn tɪd ˈroʊ mən/.

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