Example sentences for: orthography

How can you use “orthography” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • So it was soon shortened to catchascan , and then ultimately to catch , leaving the t in the written form, although it is foreign to Spanish orthography.

  • The forces that are bringing a little more order to orthography are doing the same to semantics.

  • The text is punctuated here and there by tables showing the progressive development of selected symbols (as, for example, in Sumerian), the Devanagari syllabary (in which several modern and ancient Indian languages are written), the Hebrew, Arabic, and other alphabets, Chinese and Japanese writing, and attractive drawings showing the hieroglyphic (with sound values in English orthography).

  • English orthography's quixotic, chimerical vagaries, allowing such Cheshire-cat creations as ghoti (= fish, courtesy of G.B. Shaw) and Ghoughphthleightteeaux (= potatoes; see Firmage), are notorious.

  • The alphabet was trimmed of a letter that had become phonetically superfluous, as c has become in English, and the orthography was simplified by the omission of the hard sign after final hard consonants.

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