What Are Some Examples of Phonograms?

"Ck," "ail," "s," "oy" and "ight" are some examples of phonograms. Phonograms are letters or combinations of letters that represent particular sounds. Every spelling has different sounds, and the phonograms represent the sounds. "Ough," "igh," "ide," "aw" and "ay" are some more examples of phonograms. The word "phonogram" was first used in 1864, according to International Scientific Vocabulary.

To illustrate some phonogram examples, the word "past" has four sounds: "p," "a," "s" and "t." The word "bridge," on the other hand, has six characters but four sounds. The phonograms in the word "bridge" are "b," "r," "i" and "j." Similarly, the word "high" has two sounds: "h" and "i." Hence, the phonograms in the word are "h" and "i." Phonograms produce the same phonetic values in all the words they are used.

"Ck" is a very good example of a phonogram. It represents the sound "k." Example of words with "ck" as the phonogram are "clock," "quack," "pack," "back" and "stack." "Oy" is a phonogram that represents the sound "oi." Some examples words with this phonogram are "boy," "coy," "toy" and "Roy."

"Ight" is phonogram that appears in numerous words, including "flight," "fight," "bright," "tight" and "sight." "Ough" is a phonogram appearing in words such as "brought," "thought," "bought" and "sought."