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    So, is it just the English language? I can’t seem to find an answer anywhere. It seems other languages use ‘accents’ instead. Examples: á, ë, ī, õ, ù

    So it is just the English language which has phonics? Incase I got this wrong. Some examples of phonics as in: th, sh, eigh, oa, ch, igh, ea, ect
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    Other languages have phonemes, but as far as I am aware, phonics is a method of teaching English only.

    From the limited research I did about reading development/dyslexia at university in my final year, most other countries most don't have phonics/ an equivalent, but it depends on how transparent/opaque their orthographies are. By that I mean, how easy it is to guess what a word says with correct pronunciation - English is horrible for this (it has a "deep/opaque orthography" ), that's why the look-and-say/flashcard method was ditched and replaced by phonics. Some people with certain types of dyslexia find phonics easier, some with other types of dyslexia find the flashcard method better.
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