Example sentences for: digraphs

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

  • [In the italic forms of many typefaces, especially those designed since photographic and computer typesetting equipment became prevalent, the distinction between the digraphs æ and œ is all but lost (and in some is lost entirely).

  • The phenomenon of digraphs (letter pairs) functioning as single letters is not uncommon; Spanish dictionaries routinely list Ch, Ll, and sometimes Rr as separate letters.

  • That is owing in part to the lack of sophistication among type designers and, undoubtedly, in part to the changes in spelling practices, even in Britain, where the digraphs are gradually being replaced by a single character, usually e.

  • French, being a Latin-derived language, is also very rich in digraphs, which are often still retained today in France, but are dying out in Quebec: cœur and œuvre are common examples.

  • These are almost never seen in the US today, but they are still occasionally encountered in British and other varieties of English influenced by British practice, although it is usually the unligated form that one encounters, not the digraphs.


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