The LEX Grapheme Deck is a tool for the study of the orderly nature of English orthography. Based on linguistic research, they provide an inventory of graphemes in present-day English, and the phonemes and overlapping allophones they spell.This inventory is useful in word study, to help determine the grapho-phonemic correspondences within a given word or morpheme, and to demonstrate etymological connections.
The card deck is also intended to provide meaningful study of the International Phonetic Alphabet for English phonology. Some language educators may find the deck useful for teaching and drills.
The deck is organized into three parts:
• Single vowel and consonant graphemes (+ <qu>)
• Consonant digraphs and trigraphs
• Vowel digraphs and trigraphs