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    word, letter and alphabet?

    1. May I know the relations between word, letter and alphabet?

    2. Is alphabet a collection of letters according to what I searched from the old thread? Then how about a word?

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    Re: word, letter and alphabet?

    Have you tried looking up these three words here?

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    Re: word, letter and alphabet?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Have you tried looking up these three words here?
    The following are the definations of word, alphabet and letter found in Collins English dictionary. However, I am still not clear about the relations. Can you help?
    Letter

    any of a set of conventional symbols used in writing or printing a language, each symbol being associated with a group of phonetic values in the language; character of the alphabet

    word

    one of the units of speech or writing that native speakers of a language
    usually regard as the smallest isolable meaningful element of the language, although linguists would analyse these further into morphemes related adjective lexical verbal


    alphabet
    a set of letters or other signs used in a writing system, usually arranged in a fixed order, each letter or sign being used to represent one or sometimes more than one phoneme in the language being transcribed

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    Re: word, letter and alphabet?

    Alphabet: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    Letter: W
    Another letter: O
    Another letter: R
    Another letter:D

    Word: WORD

    Can you see the relationship now?

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    Re: word, letter and alphabet?

    Yes, I do. Thank you.

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