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.

  • 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).

  • In some cases, an accompanying illustration displays the alphabets available; for example, the Alaph [ sic ] Beth Font Kit includes Aramaic (Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth century fonts), Assyrian/Babylonian, Coptic, Cuneiform (Ras Shamra and Ugaritic), Hieroglyphics (+850), North Semitic, Phoenician, Sabæan, and Syriac (Estrangelo, Serto, and Eastern scripts).

  • \, \?\), 3. ligatures (œ, æ, β, &), 4. digraphs (ch, sz), 5. numbers and modified numbers, 6. punctuation marks and other non-alphabetic characters (!, #, '), 7. letters from non-Roman alphabets (þ, \?\).

  • Succinctly stated, the basic, underlying question is, How do we (who use alphabets) read?


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