Digraph, Trigraph And Silent Letter


Lesson 2

Digraph, Trigraph And Silent Letter



Digraph

When two letters of the alphabet combine to make one sound, they are called digraphs.

Digraph
Sound
Words
sh
ش
Sheep, Shock,   Shelf,  Fish
ch
ک
Chorus, mechanic
ch
چ
Chop, chill, cheat, chin
ch
ش
Machine, chandelier
th
تھ
Thing, thin, throw

Digraph
Sound
Words
th
د
This,  that,  the,  them
gh
ف/گھ
Laugh, rough, ghost, cough 
ph
ف/پھ
Phone, photo, shepherd
ck
ک
Clock, duck, truck, thick
wh
و
What, where, when, why






                                                                              
Trigraph

A group of three letters which give one sound is called a trigraph. For example “tch” in the word switch is a trigraph

Words with  “tch”
Latch
pitcher
scrutch
kitchen
butcher
watch
snatch
dispatch
pitch
ditch
scratch
sketch
dutch
matchbox
match
stitch
Ketchup
witch
hatch
fetch
bewitch

Words with  “igh”
high
Sigh
thigh
Right
light
bright
fright
Night
flight
fight
tight
sight
height








Silent Letters

There are some letters which are not spoken in some words. These unspoken letters are called silent letters.

Silent  “r”
Dirty


Flower


Butterfly


Bark


Park


Garden



Silent  “g”
Sign


Foreign


Reign


Resign


Design


Resign



Silent  “t”
Listen


Watch


Fetch


Batch


Hatch


Hatch



Silent  “k”
knife


know


knee


knob


knick


knot



Silent  “s”
island


debris


aisle



Silent  “h”
hour


honest


ghost


what


where


while



Silent  “b”
thumb


doubt


plumber


comb


tomb


climb



Silent  “u”
guess


guard


tongue



Silent  “L”
half


calm


talk



Silent  “w”
write


wrong


wrap


who


whom


whole



Silent  “n”
column


autumn


damn



Silent  “p”
pslam


psychiatry


psychology



Silent  “igh”
bright


weight


high


neighbor


fligh


sight



Silent  “gh”
taught


caught


bought




Exercise

1.       What is digraph? Write two words with “ph” and “ck” .
2.       What is difference between digraph and trigraph.


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