Example sentences for: digraphs

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • [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).

  • 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 .


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