Tertiary Phonograms Introduction
Tertiary phonograms are letters that don’t match the sounds we speak. There are different ways of writing vowel sounds, the long a sound, for example, can be written ten different ways. A silly sentence to help us know all the phonograms for the letter a sound can be:
They paid eight great straight veiled apes gauged berets today.
In this sentence, there is 1 primary phonogram word ( apes ), 5 secondary phonogram words ( paid, great, straight, gauged, today ) and 3 Tertiary phonograms ( they, eight, veiled, berets )
The phonograms are best shown using coloured letters:
Primary Phonograms: apes
Secondary Phonograms: paid, great, straight, gauged, today
Tertiary Phonograms: they, eight, veiled, berets