Example sentences for: diaeresis

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

  • We don't have many in English; the only common one I can think of offhand is the diaeresis (as in the two dots over naïve ).

  • German has no pure accents that I can think of (other than the occasional diaeresis in foreign proper nouns, such as Israël ), but it has one very common ligature and, of course, the umlaut which is much like a digraph—in fact, these characters are essential to proper spelling, and it is for that reason that a dropped umlaut may be seen as an offense.

  • In the paragraph at the foot of this column, one might have expected to see diæresis in place of diaeresis, but at least the unligated form does not lead in italics to a misleading spelling, in appearance at least.

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