Meaning of Initial Teaching Alphabet

Ini'tial Teach'ing Al"phabet

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a writing system based on an expanded English alphabet, consisting of 43 characters representing different phonemes of spoken English, used for teaching beginners to read. Abbr.: I.T.A., i.t.a. Also called
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