Example sentences for: alphabets

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

  • But since different individuals have different ideas about how the Devanagari and Arabic alphabets should be transliterated, in many cases there is no single “correct” way to spell a specific word and, instead, dictionaries offer several--sometimes as many as six--acceptable variant spellings.

  • Anyone who has fumingly, frustratedly tolerated the confusions, inaccuracies, incompletenesses, illiteracies, and genera; inabilities of manual-writers to describe the accompanying programs will be relieved and delighted to encounter the simple, straightforward presentation of information in this book, which is an essential for any individual, company, or educational institution that has occasion to deal with foreign languages and their alphabets.

  • It is important, too, to note that writing systems are irrelevant: for instance, Polish is written (today) using the Roman alphabet, but Russian, a related Slavic language, uses the Cyrillic; Yiddish, a Germanic language, is written in Hebrew characters; Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit, which resemble one another rather closely in some respects, all use different alphabets; and early examples, utterly unrecognizable to untrained readers of modern languages, were written in cuneiform, quite suitable for writing on soft clay tablets with a pointed stylus, and hieroglyphics.

  • Because many of those languages have never even possessed alphabets, let alone dictionaries, the SIL translators are doing some of the most important linguistic work in the world.

  • Interest in writing systems was dormant for many years: some thirty years ago, the only—and best-known— scholar working with alphabets was Dr. David Diringer.


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