initial teaching alphabet


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initial teaching alphabet

n.
An alphabet with 44 symbols, each of which represents a single sound, that is used to teach beginning reading of English.
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Then there was the ITA - the initial teaching alphabet - which made English look like an American advertising slogan.
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