Re: Digraphs as Distinct Logical Units

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Fri Aug 02 2002 - 19:48:26 EDT

> >Since there are 676 possible digraph combinations,
> Stop being so ethnocentric. The extended Latin alphabet alone is much
> larger than 26 characters, and that ignores all the Cyrillic languages,
> some of which were probably written with digraphs.

And the problem doesn't stop with digraphs. Trigraphs are not
uncommon in various orthographies (eg. /khw/ or /k<super>hw</super>/
for an aspirated, labialized velar stop), and some extreme case
orthographies are known that employ up to *hepta*graphs!


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