Definitions

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  • n. a letter of the alphabet, or similar symbol.
  • n. the name of a letteral, such as omega for Ω; letteral word

Etymologies

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Coined by James Cooke Brown from letter, by analogy with numeral.

Examples

  • "Ach" stands as the lower limit in German of voice enlisted, made letteral, as discourse, sound made not just sensed but sensible — what Agamben calls in the etymological sense "literalized" ( "Philosophy and Linguistics" 65).

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • The misspelling of the single t, in short, is a graphic miscue that changes the phonemic weight of an adjacent vowel within a strictly letteral code.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

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