Example sentences for: orthography

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

  • The forces that are bringing a little more order to orthography are doing the same to semantics.

  • The orthography used here for the Serbian slang-words is not a standardized transliteration of today's Serbian Cyrillics, and not an official Latin spelling--which would be Croatian, and therefore taboo.

  • English orthography's quixotic, chimerical vagaries, allowing such Cheshire-cat creations as ghoti (= fish, courtesy of G.B. Shaw) and Ghoughphthleightteeaux (= potatoes; see Firmage), are notorious.

  • The circonflexe , on the other hand, is really a sign of orthography , not pronunciation, being a reminder of a dropped s—it is usually there for historical reasons but connoting a reason which has long since ceased to make sense and which modern French speakers have probably been blithely unaware of.

  • The alphabet was trimmed of a letter that had become phonetically superfluous, as c has become in English, and the orthography was simplified by the omission of the hard sign after final hard consonants.


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