Example sentences for: digraphs

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

  • However, as even the British spell this word the US way now, the best examples of current US/non-US dichotomies in the use of the digraphs can be gleaned from the world of medicine and science, as in gynœcology/gynecology, hœmatology/hematology, œsophagus/esophagus, œstrogen/ estrogen, cœsium/cesium, œdema/edema, œstrus/estrus, pœdiatrics/pediatrics .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • [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).

  • 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.


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